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Customs Court adjourns case filed against mobile phone smuggler

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LAHORE: The Special Federal Court of Customs Taxation and Anti Smuggling adjourned hearing of the case filed against Mohammad Sarwar who was arrested from Sialkot International Airport. According to details available to Customs Today accused Mohammad Sarwar who was travelling from South Africa to Sialkot was intercepted by the customs officials at Sialkot airport. Customs team during search of the ... Read More »

AFU surpasses Sales Tax collection target in 21 days

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ISLAMABAD: The Customs Station Air Freight Unit (AFU) Islamabad has surpassed the assigned revenue target for the month of March FY2016-17 with collection of Rs275million. The target was surpassed in 21 days (1st to 21st March) under the head of Sales Tax (ST). According to Deputy Collector AFU Shahid Jan, the performance of the AFU has been satisfactory during March ... Read More »

NAB to investigate ‘fake refund claims’ worth billions of rupees from 2009 to 2015

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KARACHI: The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) has been tasked with investigation into the release of refund and rebate claims worth billions of rupees from 2009 to 2015, it is learnt here. Sources told Customs Today that a team of senior NAB officers met with FBR Chairman Dr Muhammad Irshad who delivered to them the six years data of the released ... Read More »

Customs impounds 118 NDP vehicles valued Rs234.90m during Feb.

Customs impounds 118 NDP vehicles valued Rs234 90m during Feb. copy

ISLAMABAD: The Directorate General Customs Intelligence and Investigation has impounded 118 vehicles worth Rs234.90million in February 2017. The Directorate Customs Anti-smuggling staff and Special Car Cell have seized 68 Non-Duty Paid smuggled vehicles worth Rs133.052million under Section 16 and 50 involved in smuggling under Section 157 of the Customs Act-1969 worth Rs101.85million. Director General Shaukat Ali has lauded the performance ... Read More »

GB stays plus with Rs826.16m income amongst all north region stations

GB stays plus with Rs826 16m income amongst all north region stations copy

ISLAMABAD: The Model Customs Collectorate Gilgit-Baltistan exceeded in all duty taxes amongst all the stations of North Region with extra amount of Rs826.16million. The assigned target was Rs1320.80million whereas the collection was 2146.95million during July to February of Financial Year (FY) 2016-17. According to sources of chief collector office headquarters Islamabad, North Region comprises four customs stations including MCC Islamabad, ... Read More »

Peshawar dry port receives Rs1786.71million Customs Duty during eight months

Peshawar dry port receives Rs1786 71million Customs Duty during eight months copy

ISLAMABAD: The Customs Dry Port Peshawar collected Rs1786.71million Customs Duty (CD) during July to February 2016-17. The customs duty comprises Miscellaneous Taxes and Redemption Duty (RDI) on Imports. According to Model Customs Collectorate Peshawar, the performance of dry port was satisfactory during the initial eight months of current Financial Year 2016-17 under the head of Customs Duty. During the month ... Read More »

Customs ASO impounds Rs 90m illegal items, vehicles

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LAHORE: Customs Lahore Anti-Smuggling Organization has confiscated Rs 90.2 million non-customs paid goods and articles and vehicles during the month of February financial year 2016-17. As per details, the ASO confiscated Rs 92,000,000 illegally imported goods and vehicles which if were dumped in the market may have posed serious damage to the legal business in the market. On information, the ... Read More »

ASO impounds vehicles & goods valued Rs31.16m during February

ASO impounds vehicles & goods valued Rs31 16m during February copy

ISLAMABAD: The Customs Anti-Smuggling Organization impounded goods and vehicles worth Rs31.16million during the month of February of Financial Year 2016-17. The seized vehicles valued Rs9.40million. According to Assistant Collector Majid Hussain Gaad, the ASO Islamabad seized 15 NDP and offending vehicles and various kinds of smuggled goods during said period and collected handsome revenue. During the month of February FY2016-17, ... Read More »

Islamabad Dry Port assigned Rs275m Customs Duty target in March

Islamabad Dry Port assigned Rs275m Customs Duty target in March copy

ISLAMABAD: The Islamabad Dry Port was assigned Rs275million Customs Duty target for the month of March of Financial Year 2016-17. The dry port is expected to easily surpass it as it has already surpassed last month’s target. This was stated by Assistant Collector Dry Port Islamabad Amanat Khan. During the last month of February FY2016-17, the Customs Dry Port Islamabad ... Read More »

Customs seizes Rs54m non duty paid vehicles from Nov 2016 to Feb 2017

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LAHORE: Customs Intelligence and Investigation teams has seized over Rs 54.26 million non-customs paid foreign origin vehicles during four month i.e. from November to February 2016-17. Official data revealed that the Directorate of Customs Intelligence and Investigation seized fifteen vehicles from various place in and around the city of Lahore including Allama Iqbal Town, Model Town, Defence, Ravi Road, Gulberg, ... Read More »

Customs Intelligence recovers huge quantity of smuggled goods worth Rs 30.17m during Feb

Customs Intelligence recovers huge quantity of smuggled goods worth Rs 30 17m during Feb copy

ISLAMABAD: Directorate General Customs Intelligence and Investigation of the Federal Board of Revenue (FBR), in its countrywide anti-smuggling operations, has seized miscellaneous goods worth millions of rupees in February 2017. The items include auto spare parts, electronics, gutka, carpets, tyers, blankets, tea, petrol, grease, toiletries, food grains, toys, medicines, dinner set and crockery, foreign currency, diesel and narcotics. The Directorate ... Read More »

Peshawar customs earns Rs496.12m with a vow to increase inland revenues

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PESHAWAR: The Model Customs Collectorate (MCC) Peshawar collected Federal Excise Duty (FED) of Rs496.12millions with a commitment to increase the sources of inland revenues. The official MCC Peshawar said the other day that the collection was lower than the target of Rs585.00million but there were various issues and the fall was obvious. He added the MCC Peshawar surpassed Sales Tax ... Read More »

Hyderabad customs earns Rs210.454m CD & taxes in first week of March

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HYDERABAD: The Model Customs Collectorate (MCC) Hyderabad has generated Rs210.454million Customs Duty and taxes during the first week of March 2017. The department collected Rs57.583million Customs duty, Rs149.864million Sales Tax, Rs0.250million Federal Excise Duty, Special FED on imports and Rs2.757million Withholding Tax (WHT) during the abovementioned period. The major tax sources remained Hyderabad Dry Port State Warehouse, Sukkur and Larkana ... Read More »

Importers approach FBR against blackmailing of PA Ibrahim Khan at R&D Port Qasim

Importers approach FBR against blackmailing of PA Ibrahim Khan at R&D Port Qasim copy

KARACHI: Importers have approached Federal Board of Revenue against blackmailing by few customs officials at R&D Port Qasim, especially Principal Appraiser Ibrahim Khan. Importers told Customs Today that blackmailing by Principal Appraiser Ibrahim Khan is increasing day by day due to which their businesses are suffering huge losses. “This is intolerable. We cannot survive in these circumstances. Even we are ... Read More »

PA Ibrahim Khan at R&D Port Qasim blackmailing importers

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KARACHI: Several incidents of blackmailing have been reported recently by importers against few Customs officials deputed at R&D Port Qasim. Sources made shocking revelations about the sufferings of several importers due to the blackmailing of few black sheep in the Customs Department, especially Principal Appraiser Ibrahim Khan at R&D Port Qasim. Talking about the tactics of blackmailing, importers said Principal ... Read More »

Sialkot Excise issues notices to 10000 tax defaulters

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SIALKOT: The Excise and Taxation Department , while tightening its circle around its  chronic defaulters, has issued the final recovering notices to around 10000 defaulters in Gujranwala division’s all the six Sialkot, Narowal, Gujrat, Mandi Bahaud Din, Hafizabad and Gujranwala districts, besides, issuing their arrest warrants ,advising the defaulters to ensure the early clearance of their prolonged pending arrears within ... Read More »

Dry Port generates Rs55.84m more CD than allocated target

Dry Port generates Rs55 84m more CD than allocated target copy

ISLAMABAD: The Customs Dry port Islamabad collected Rs55.84million Customs Duty than the assigned target for February of Financial Year 2016-17. According to Assistant Collector Islamabad Dry Port, long holidays of China have ended now and the dry port started work again. The consignments, stopped at China Border due to holidays, are reaching the dry port consignments within the next few ... Read More »

Quetta customs impounds vehicles & goods valued Rs 788.103m

Quetta customs impounds vehicles & goods valued Rs 788 103m copy

ISLAMABAD: The Model Customs Collectorate Quetta impounded worth Rs788.103million smuggled goods and vehicles during the first half of Financial Year 2016-17. The collectorate seized 324 non-duty paid vehicles valued Rs238million during said period. The sources disclosed that the Anti-Smuggling Organization (ASO) Quetta seized 1.141237 million litres of POL products i.e. petrol, diesel, kerosene and mobil oil valued Rs64million during above ... Read More »

Collector Appraisement West takes notice of delayed clearance at KICT

Collector Appraisement West takes notice of delayed clearance at KICT copy

KARACHI: Collector Model Customs Collectorate of Appraisement West Dr Farid Iqbal Qureshi has taken notice of the delayed clearance of consignments at Karachi International Containers Terminal (KICT) and directed the additional collectors and deputy collectors to take actions against those officials who are involved in delaying the examination and assessments of the imported consignments. According to details, a delegation of ... Read More »

Sialkot customs to hold auction on March 13

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SIALKOT: The Auction Committee of Customs Intelligence and Investigation Department Gujranwala Region will hold an auction of non-customs paid vehicles and other items like cumin seeds, nylon ropes, tyres and cloths worth millions of rupees on March 13, 2017. Director I&I of Department Zeba Hayee and Deputy Collector of Department Ali Zeb Khan ordered the auction. The vehicles will be ... Read More »