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Pakistan needs tax culture, expansion of tax net: Rehmatullah Khan Wazir


LAHORE: Federal Board of Revenue Member Inland Revenue Operations Rehmatullah Khan Wazir has said that there is a need to introduce strong tax culture in Pakistan and expand the tax net. Addressing a post budget seminar arranged by Lahore Tax Bar Association (LTBA) the other day, he said that tax revenues of the provinces have increased after the National Finance ... Read More »

Doors of Chief Collector’s office always open for businessmen: Zeba Hai


Customs Department should join hands with traders to enhance economic activities: Abdul Basit LAHORE: Doors of Chief Collector of Customs office are always open for the resolution businessmen’s issues. Businessmen would be facilitated to every possible extent to enhance increase economic activities and revenue thereby. These views were expressed by Chief Collector of Customs Zeba Hai Azhar while addressing businessmen ... Read More »

Collector Appeals Dr Asif Mehmood Jah holds fund raising, iftar dinner


LAHORE: Collector of Customs Appeals Dr Asif Mehmood Jah has held fund raising and iftar dinner under the banner of Customs Healthcare Society for the rehabilitation of Syrian refugees in Turkey. A large number of customs officers including Collector of Customs Appraisement Jamil Nasir, Additional Collector Munib Sarwar, Deputy Collector of Customs Sadia Munib, intellectuals, journalists including Orea Maqbool Jan, ... Read More »

Reduction in customs duty on various industrial items lauded


Industrialists welcome supportive measures for agriculture, poultry, textiles, human resources LAHORE: Reduction of customs duty on various industrial imported items including stock of chicken and, stamping foils, aluminum waste, skins & hides and pharmaceutical items is appreciable. Increase of taxes for non-filers is good but taxpayers should be given maximum facilities. Poor were ignored in the budget. These views were ... Read More »

Development of new dry port will create job opportunities in Sialkot: Member Customs Zahid Khokhar

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SIALKOT: Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) Member Customs Zahid has inaugurated an additional International Container Terminal. Addressing the participants, Muhammad Zahid Khokhar congratulated the management of the Sialkot International Container Terminal Limited for developing the project on self-help basis and expressed his good wishes for the success of the terminal. He said that development of the new port will create ... Read More »

Tax filers increased by 100pc from 0.7m to 1.4m: Chairman FBR Dr. Irshad

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Filers are decreasing while revenue is increasing which is a testimony that existing taxpayers are being squeezed: Abdul Basit LAHORE: Tax filers have increased to 100 percent from 700000 to 1400000 during the current financial year and the impression that existing taxpayers are being squeezed is wrong. These views were expressed Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) Dr Irshad Khan while ... Read More »

Govt decision of raiding outlets after permission of FBR chairman, members lauded


  Says business community will never accept Budget 2017-18 unless Rs280b refunds, rebates reimbursed LAHORE: The decision of Pakistan Senate about raiding factories and traders outlet after permission of Federal Board of Revenue Chairman and Members is landmark. Business community will never accept Budget 2017-18 unless the government reimburse Rs280 billion refunds and rebate. Tax evaders are evading taxes with ... Read More »

Call to expand tax base instead of squeezing existing tax payers


LAHORE: Tax base should be expanded instead of squeezing the existing taxpayers and taxpayers should be respected to encourage more taxpayers to come into the tax net. These view were expressed by Lahore Tax Bar Association (LTBA) newly elected President Qamaruz Zaman and outgoing President Farhan Shahzad at a reception held in honor of office bearers and members of Customs ... Read More »

Zahid Khokhar’s appointment brought positive changes in Pakistan Customs: FBR Chairman

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ISLAMABAD: Chairman Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) Dr. Muhammad Irshad has assured the superintendents to promote them in next grade on the basis of merit and performance. He was addressing the gathering of recently promoted customs officers from the post of deputy superintendents to superintendents. The chairman said the problems of lower staff will be resolved on priority basis. FBR ... Read More »

Business community for rationalization of taxation system


Provincial Finance Minister Ayesha vows to enhance tax net instead of tax ratio in upcoming budget LAHORE: The 0.9pc infrastructure development cess on goods should be eliminated as business community is already paying huge taxes in Sindh at the time of clearance of their goods. The cess and other additional tax has played havoc with the business activities in the ... Read More »

Punjab Governor Rajwana inaugurates Ease of Doing Business Conference


Panelists for favorable & business friendly policies for local, international investors LAHORE: Panelists stressed the need for favorable atmosphere and business friendly policies for conducting business for the local as well as international investors at Ease of Doing Business Conference. The conference was opened by Governor Punjab Rafique Rajwana at the Pearl Continental Hotel in Lahore, where more than 250 ... Read More »

Every possible step will be taken to facilitate importers, exporters: Zahid Khokhar


LAHORE: Doors of Member Customs’ office are open round the clock for resolution of business community’s issues besides every possible step will be taken to facilitate importers and exporters who are back bone of the economy. These views were expressed by Federal Board of Revenue Member Customs Muhammad Zahid Khaokhar while addressing a gathering of businessmen from various walks of ... Read More »

Tax lawyers announce support to LTBA presidential candidate Qamar Zaman


LAHORE: The candidate for President, Lahore Tax Bar Association (LTBA), arranged a meeting with the tax lawyers regarding the LTBA election 2017-18. All the senior and junior tax lawyers participated in the meeting and announced their support to Qamar Zaman and his party for the coming election of the Lahore Tax Bar Association. On the occasion, the senior tax lawyers ... Read More »

Govt asked to give discretionary powers to FBR Members


LAHORE: All Pakistan Chambers of Commerce and Industries and Associations Convention on FBR discretionary powers unanimously reached the conclusion that the Federal Board of Revenue officials’ discretionary powers should be given to the officials not less than the ranks of Members FBR while the powers should, at once, be seized from the lower staff which is causing more harm not ... Read More »

Collector Appraisement Jamil Nasir pledges to remove impediments in fast clearance of goods


LAHORE: Collector of Customs Lahore Appraisement Jamil Nasir pledged to ensure clearance of consignment of businessmen at the earliest at all the three dry ports under the limits of the collectorate. He was addressing a gathering of businessmen at the Lahore Chamber of Commerce and Industry here the other day. LCCI Vice President Nasir Hameed Khan, Zeshan Khalil, Abdul Rehman ... Read More »

Pakistan Railways upgrades infrastructure at dry ports 


Faisalabad, Sialkot, Multan, Lahore chambers of commerce should join us to conduct their business in larger national interest: Khawaja Saad Rafique LAHORE: Federal Minister of Railways Khawaja Saad Rafique has said that Pakistan Railways has upgraded its infrastructure at the Dry Port including Pram Nagar, Lahore Dry Port and others to a great extent and business community should use cargo ... Read More »

Haroon, Irshad laud performance of DG Customs Intelligence during February

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ISLAMABAD: Directorate General of Customs Intelligence and Investigation Federal Board of Revenue has surpassed all previous records of achievements in a single month by seizing non duty paid goods and vehicle worth Rs3,882.62 million. According to the details, during the month of February 2017 Directorate General I&I  has seized miscellaneous goods amounting to Rs1,132.62 million, detected evasion of duty and ... Read More »

PCA holds ceremony in honor of retired superintendent Rauf Qureshi


LAHORE: Directorate of Post Clearance Audit (PCA) held a ceremony to pay homage to retired Superintendent Rauf Ahmed Qureshi Talking to Customs Today participants of the event said that employees like Rauf Ahmed Qureshi are real asset of customs department. They paid glowing tributes to the services rendered by retired superintendent. They said that during his entire tenure in Directorate ... Read More »

Customs officers protecting economic borders of Pakistan: FBR Chairman Dr Irshad


ISLAMABAD: The customs organizations worldwide observe the International Customs Day each year on 26th of January. This marks the day of the first official meeting of the Customs Cooperation Council held in Brussels on 26th of January 1953. The World Customs Organization has devoted this year’s International Customs Day to the theme “Data Analysis “with the slogan “ Data analysis ... Read More »

Customs Preventive, Appraisement hold Int’l Customs Day celebrations


LAHORE: Customs Preventive and Appraisement jointly held International Customs Day celebrations at the Customs House and Alhamra Hall and expressed their allegiance to the Customs service. The day started with flag hoisting ceremony which was held at Customs House where Chief Collector Madam Samara Nazir hoisted the flag and national anthem mesmerized by the customs officials from top to bottom ... Read More »