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Settlement of pending contravention cases by 30th of June to increase recovery

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ISLAMABAD: All the pending contravention seizure cases worth Rs1.00billion at the Collectorate of Adjudication Islamabad will be decided till 30th of June Financial Year 2017-18. This initiative will help maximize the revenue recovery. According to details explained by Dr. Arslan Subuktegin, Collector Adjudication, Islamabad, while giving an exclusive interview to Customs Today that the collectorate has adjudicate 308 contravention cases ... Read More »

Customs bylaws begin to apply soon after a man or an item enters or goes out of country

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PESHAWAR: The customs bylaws and regulations start applying soon after a person or an item enters or goes out of Pakistan. This was stated by Assistant Collector, Bacha Khan International Airport Peshawar, Asma Javed Paracha, while giving an exclusive interview to Customs Today on Tuesday. She added that the Bacha Khan International Airport is facilitating trade of goods worth millions ... Read More »

Customs Quetta has to manage difficult boarders along Afghanistan & Iran for earning revenue: Ashraf Ali

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QUETTA: Except Taftan and Ktaghar borders, the MCC Quetta has established customs stations along the international border of Iran to generate revenue and facilitate the business community. According to details explained by Ashraf Ali, Collector, Model Customs Collectorate (MCC) Quetta, while giving an exclusive interview to the correspondent of Customs Today, that different customs check-posts at various stations of the ... Read More »

New Islamabad Airport difficult to be operational by due date of March 23

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ISLAMABAD: The newly construced Islamabad Airport, which was due to be inaugurated on 23rd of March 2018, is hard to be operational by the said date, CT learnt. According to details given by Nisar Ahmad Phularwal, Additional Deputy Collector, Air Fright Unit (AFU) Islamabad, while talking with Customs Today during an exclusive interview, said the construction work of the new ... Read More »

BBIA Customs Squade gets more efficient after appointment of two lady inspectors

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ISLAMABAD: The Customs Squad of the BBIA Islamabad becomes more efficient after getting two young lady inspectors along with the eight male inspectors to fill the gap of understaffing. The new inspectors are more hardworking and active than the old inspectors, correspondent of Customs Today learnt. It was told by Ali Asad, Assistant Collector, Benazir Bhuto (BBIA) International Airport Islamabad, ... Read More »

Customs I&I, ASOs urged to refrain from violating section 32, 25 of Customs Act 1969

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LAHORE: Pakistan Auto Spare Parts Importers and Dealers Association (PASPIDA) President Nasir Hameed Khan has said Customs Intelligence and Investigation (I&I) and Anti-Smuggling Organization (ASO) field staff have violating sections 32 and 25 of the Customs Act 1969 that bars anyone from reassessing and re-evaluating the goods once cleared by the customs authorities at Karachi and Bin Qasim ports. Hameed ... Read More »

KP govt required to end increase in Regulatory Duty as relief for Pak-Afghan businessmen

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PESHAWAR: The government needs to eliminate increase in the Regulatory Duty of exports to Afghanistan in order to give a relief to the importers and exporters of both countries. This was stated by Zahid Ullah Shinwari, President Sarhad Chamber of Commerce and Industry, while giving an exclusive interview to Customs Today on Friday. The President SCCI said Pakistani export to ... Read More »

Textile industry has potential to spur development activities: Ghazala Nasir Siddique

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LAHORE: Deputy Commissioner, Zone VII, Corporate Regional Tax Office (CRTO), Ghazala Nasir Siddique has said that textile industry has the potential to spur overall growth and development in the country. Talking to Customs Today, she said that potentials of textile and garment industry should be exploited as it has contributed significantly in terms of trade, GDP and employment in several ... Read More »

Islamabad Dry Port exploits its rare potential by generating Rs900m Customs Duty

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ISLAMABAD: The Margallah Dry Port Islamabad received an extra revenue of over Rs900million against an earmarked revenue collection target of Customs Duty for six months and 23 days of FY2017-18. According to details explained by Dr. Tahir Iqbal Khattak, Deputy Collector Islamabad Dry Port (IDP), while talking with Customs Today during an exclusive Interview, that the IDP showed an extraordinary ... Read More »

Customs I&I staff involved in violation of sections 32, 25: LCCI

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High-ups should take notice of the violation de-motivating business activities in country: LCCI VP Kh Khawer Rasheed LAHORE: The Customs Intelligence and Investigation and Anti-Smuggling Organization field staff are violating sections 32 and 25 of the Customs Act 1969 that bars anyone from reassessing and re-evaluating the goods once cleared by the customs authorities at Karachi and Bin Qasim ports. ... Read More »

Customs Appraisement committed to serve business, trade: Additional Collector Rashid Munir

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  Says Collectorate post 44pc growth in customs duty collection LAHORE: Collectorate of Customs Appraisement Additional Collector Rashid Munir has said that on the direction of Collector Customs Appraisement Jamil Nasir Collectorate is committed to facilitate trade and business in every possible way. Talking to Customs Today, he said that the very strategy has proved instrumental in enabling Collectorate of Customs ... Read More »

ASO adopts zero tolerance against every kind of smuggling: Deputy Collector Moazzam Raza

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Impounds over Rs620m vehicles, items in six month FY 2017-18 against Rs154 m in FY 2016-17 LAHORE: Anti- Smuggling Organization (ASO) officials have been instructed to adopt zero tolerance against the illegally imported vehicles and items inflicting heavy losses to the national exchequer. ASO of Customs Collectorate of Preventive has impounding non-duty paid vehicles, goods and articles worth Rs620 million ... Read More »

Customs Islamabad demonstrates reasonable expertise by impounding 141 vehicles

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ISLAMABAD: The Anti-Smuggling Organization (ASO) Islamabad took into possession 141 vehicles and various smuggling goods valued at Rs245million during first half of Fiscal Year 2017-18. According to details given by Assistant Collector Majid Hussain Gaad while giving an interview to Customs Today that, during first half (July to December) FY17-18, the Anti-Smuggling Organization (ASO) Islamabad showed satisfactory performance and intercepted ... Read More »

Customs I&I field staff ‘blackmails’ genuine importers to get bribe in Sukkur region

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MULTAN: Importers in all over the country, especially from the Southern Punjab, are facing problems in the shipment of their consignments from Port Qasim at the hands of a few corrupt officials of the Customs Intelligence and Investigation in Sukkur region, importers allege. The corrupt officials of the Customs Intelligence stop the consignments of genuine importers even after those are ... Read More »

Wajid Zaman upbeat about going beyond allocated revenue target for Third Quarter

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ISLAMABAD: The Information Industry (IT) is one of the major sources of revenue for the Customs AFU along with the E&P and Pharma Industry. This was stated by Wajid Zaman, Deputy Collector, Imports, Air Freight Unit (AFU) Islamabad, while giving an exclusive interview to CustomsToday. He is optimistic that the Customs AFU Islamabad will not only surpass the revenue collection ... Read More »

Customs I&I field staff involved in violation of sections 25, 32: Advocate Mehwish Kakakheil

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PESHAWAR: Some members of the Customs Intelligence and Investigation (I&I) field staff are allegedly involved in violation of sections 25 and 32 of the Customs Act during the checking of the imported consignments. This was stated by Member Peshawar Tax Bar Association Advocate Mehwish Kakakheil while talking to Customs Today. She said there are a number of sections in the ... Read More »

M. Akram Ch. warns Customs Intelligence staff against corruption

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FAISALABAD: Directorate of Intelligence and Investigation Director Muhammad Akram Chaudhry has advised the customs intelligence staff to save the national economy from the menace of smuggling by keeping themselves away from any kind of corruption. This was stated by Faisalabad Customs Intelligence Range Office Director Muhammad Akram Chaudhry while giving an interview to Customs Today.  He also affirmed his intention to ... Read More »

CAA does not pay any careful heed to facilitate importers & exporters at BBIA

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ISLAMABAD: The Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) did not pay any serious attention towards the cleanliness and maintenance of the Customs Air Freight Unit (AFU) at the Benazir Bhuto International Airport (BBIA) Islamabad. The CAA is not taking any serious notice of properly maintaining the area of the AFU where importers and exporters can take rest during the process of clearing ... Read More »

Customs Central Region posts 41pc growth in customs duty collection

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  Chief Collector Zeba Hai Azhar attributes record high growth to teamwork of all four collectors LAHORE: The Customs Central Region has successfully posted a positive growth of 41 percent in collection of customs duty by collecting Rs 29,058 million during the first half of the financial year 2017-18 against collection of Rs 20,536 million during the same period of ... Read More »

Islamabad Dryport generates two-time extra revenue brilliantly against set target of December

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ISLAMABAD: The Customs Islamabad Dryport earned two-time higher revenue against an assigned revenue for the month of December Fiscal Year 2017-18 as it generated surplus revenue of Rs843million of Customs Duty. This was stated by Tahir Khattak, Deputy Collector, Islamabad Dryport, while giving an exclusive interview to Customs Today. He said the Islamabad Dryport (IDP) not only surpassed an assigned ... Read More »