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Hyderabad Directorate of Customs Intelligence takes lead in IBOs: Director Dr. Sadiqullah Khan

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HYDERABAD: Director Customs Intelligence & Investigation Dr Sadiqullah Khan said that intelligence based operations (IBOs) of directorate I&I (customs) regional are in full swing. The Directorate in its focus on anti smuggling activities has  strategized  the  use  of  effective intelligence  coupled  with  coordination with other agencies  which resulted in meaningful seizures. During an exclusive interview with  Customs Today,  Dr. Sadiqullah ... Read More »

Maersk, QICT blackmailing for collection of unjustified demurrage, detention charges: Advocate Kashif Kareem

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MULTAN:Blackmailing of Shipping Company M/s Maersk Pakistan (Pvt) Ltd and Qasim International Container terminal (QICT) for the collection of unjustified demurrage and detention charges has seriously disturbed legitimate trade of importers and national economy has suffered huge loss due to their corruption. Said shipping company and terminal operator have misplaced the image of port and trust of importers over the ... Read More »

NAB must take strict action against Maersk, QICT for spoiling business environment: Muhammad Imran Ghazi

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MULTAN: Collection of illegal demurrage and detention charges from importers through blackmailing of shipping company M/s Maersk Pakistan Pvt Ltd and Qasim International Container Terminal (QICT) for clearance of genuine shipments, creating serious concerns for importers. National Accountability Bureau must take firm action against Shipping company Maersk and QICT for spoiling healthy business environment through collection of irrational demurrage and ... Read More »

FBR must relax condition of CNIC for sale to unregistered persons for one year: Faheem-ur-Rehman

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LAHORE: The Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) must relax condition of disclosing CNIC for sale to unregistered persons for at least one year as business activities are sure to come to a standstill due to condition of disclosing CNIC for sales to unregistered persons. A far reaching awareness campaign should be launched to impart and train the stakeholders as it ... Read More »

Maersk, QICT charging unreasonable detention, demurrage charges: Zeeshan Khalil

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LAHORE: Unreasonable detention and demurrage charges by shipping company M/s Maersk Pakistan Pvt Ltd and terminal operator Qasim International Container Terminal (QICT) for clearance of genuine shipments are creating hurdles for importers so the government should take stock of the situation. This was stated by Lahore Chamber of Commerce and Industry former vice president Zeshan Khalil while talking to Customs ... Read More »

Govt should stop Maersk, QICT from taking extra demurrage, detention charges :Advocate Mian Imran

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FAISALABAD: Government should stop M/s Maersk Pakistan Pvt Ltd and Qasim International Containers Terminal from taking extra demurrage and detention charges to clear legally imported consignments. Advocate Main Muhammad Imran associated with District Court Faisalabad told Customs Today in an interview that Maersk Pakistan and QICT violated SRO 1220 and section 14A of Customs Act 1969 by taking extra demurrage ... Read More »

Central Region posts 24pc growth in collection of customs duty: Zeba Hai Azhar

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LAHORE: The Customs Central Region collected Rs82,831 million in the fiscal year 2018-19 against the set target of customs duties of R 82,409 million, showing a growth of 24 percent as compared to last year’s collection. Under the leadership of Chief Collector of Customs (Central), Zeba Hai Azhar, the Central Region of Pakistan Customs, comprising the Customs Collectorates of Appraisement ... Read More »

SRB keeps ‘criminal silence’ over huge ST evasion by QICT, Maersk: Advocate Abdul Basit

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PESHAWAR: Sindh Revenue Board’s criminal silence over sale tax evasion by M/s Maersk Pakistan Private Limited inflicted at least Rs 20170 billion loss on the national exchequer. Sale tax evasion by M/s Maersk shipping line in connivance with Qasim International Containers Terminal (QICT) operator and some officials of Sindh Revenue Board caused serious loss to the national exchequer. Advocate at Peshawar ... Read More »

Customs I&I develops software to effectively curb menace of smuggling: DG Zahid Khokhar

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ISLAMABAD: Director General (DG) Customs Intelligence and Investigation (I&I) Zahid Kokhar said Customs I&I has developed an anti-smuggling software to be used for monitoring of smuggling activities, profiling of smugglers and evaluating performance of anti-smuggling officials. Talking with Customs Today during an exclusive interview, DG I&I Muhammad Zahid Kokhar said the Directorate General I&I has launched locally-developed software to effectively ... Read More »

NAB, FIA must take action against Maersk, QICT to recover billions of rupees ST: Advocate Ijaz Ahmed

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FAISALABAD: National Accountability Bureau (NAB) and Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) must take action against M/s Maersk Pakistan (Pvt) Ltd and Qasim International Container Terminal (QICT) for recovering alleged billions of rupees evaded in wake of sales taxes to protect the national economy. It was stated by Faisalabad Tax Bar Association Member Choudhary Ijaz Ahmed advocate while talking to Customs Today ... Read More »

Maersk, QICT blackmailing importers to collect illegal demurrage, detention charges: Advocate Azhar

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MULTAN: Collection of illegal demurrage and detention charges from genuine importers through blackmailing by M/s Maersk Pakistan (Pvt) Ltd and Qasim International Container Terminal (QICT) breaches set laws and also creates serious economic problems in the country. National Accountability Bureau (NAB) and FIA should take severe action against said shipping company and terminal operator to restore confidence of importers. This was ... Read More »

Gwadar Customs starts crackdown on sale of smuggled HSD: DC Ahsanullah Shah

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GWADAR: Collectorate of Customs Deputy Collector Ahsanullah Shah has said that the Collectorate has initiated a crackdown on illegal sale of smuggled diesel with assistance of FC-South. Talking with Customs Today the Deputy Collector said that Collector Customs Gawadar appreciated the efforts of staff of MCC (Model Customs Collectorate) Gwadar on surpassing the assigned target successfully and also commended the ... Read More »

‘NAB, FIA should take relentless action against Maersk, QICT to recover billions of rupees ST’

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MULTAN: National Accountability Bureau (NAB) and Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) should take relentless action against M/s Maersk Pakistan (Pvt) Ltd and Qasim International Container Terminal (QICT) for recovering alleged billions of rupees evaded in wake of sales taxes. It was stated by former Chairman Pakistan Cotton Ginners Association Mian Mahmood Ahmad while talking to Customs Today regarding mega sales tax ... Read More »

Govt must take action against QICT, Maersk for looting importers: Senator Bahramand Khan

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PESHAWAR : The Pakistan Tehrek Insaf led federal government must do justice with importers by taking action against financial crimes committed by Qasim International Port Terminal (QICT) and Maersk Pakistan without further delay. The QICT and shipping lines for years kept on taking extra demurrage and detention charges even after issuance of delay certificate by authorities. This was said by Senator Bahramand ... Read More »

Europe, Fast East, Asian countries working with Pak Customs on trade mark infringement issues: Kanwal Ali

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ISLAMABAD: Directorate of Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) Enforcement Additional Director Kanwal Ali said that since the establishment of Directorate General of IPR Enforcement a significant number of right-holders from US, Europe, Far East and Asia are working directly with Pakistan Customs on their trade-mark related infringement issues. Talking with Customs Today during an exclusive interview Kanwal Ali said that Directorate ... Read More »

‘Govt must take action against PQA’s Asad Chandna & QICT’s Junaid Zamir for collecting exorbitant charges’

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MULTAN: Illegal Clearance of contraband items and collection of exorbitant demurrage and detention charges from importers with the active connivance of corrupt officials like Port Qasim Authority’s chairman Asad Rafi Chandna and QICT CEO Junaid Zamir is a big question mark on the integrity of maritime affairs ministry. Federal Government must take stern action against these officials to protect the ... Read More »

Collection of illegal demurrage & detention charges by Maersk, QICT disturbs importers: Attaur Rehman

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MULTAN: Business community is compelled to pay illegal demurrage and detention charges due to blackmailing of shipping companies including M/s Maersk Pakistan and terminal operator Qasim International Container Terminal (QICT) for clearance of genuine shipments. Collection of unreasonable demurrage and detention charges by shipping companies creates serious issues for importers. It was stated by renowned importer and businessman of South ... Read More »

QICT, Maersk show criminal intent by taking illegal demurrage & detention charges: Faiz Mohammed

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PESHAWAR: The Federal Government should force provincial government of Sindh and law enforcement agencies to stop extra demurrage and detention charges taken by M/s Maersk Pakistan shipping line and QICT officials even after clearance of legally imported consignments by Customs. Importers have approached FIA and NAB against the corruption by these entities causing loss of billions to the national exchequer. ... Read More »

Sadiqullah Khan’s Hyderabad I&I seizes huge quantity of smuggled goods worth Rs30.897m

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HYDERABAD: The Directorate of Customs Intelligence & Investigation, by continuing its drive against smuggling, has seized huge quantity of smuggled various items including 150,000 litres of smuggled Iranain diesel, three vehicles, 2 NDP tampered vehicles, 6-huge Indian medicine cartons, 1040 packets smuggled Indian gutka, 1390 kgs foreign origin betel nuts, 10 tyres for vehicles worth Rs 30.897 million in 20 ... Read More »

Islamabad Customs surpasses revenue collection target for May: Collector Seema Raza Bokhari

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ISLAMABAD: Collectorate of Customs Collector Seema Raza Bokhari has said that the Collectorate has achieved targets of customs duty and other taxes assigned by the FBR for month of May 2019 and Islamabad Collectorate’s both stations Air Freight Unit AFU and Islamabad dry port (IDP) contributed immensely in realization of this success by attaining the targets. In an exclusive interview with Customs ... Read More »