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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 »

Customs taking measures to curb smuggling, facilitate importers at Hyderabad Dry Port: Collector Jamali

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HYDERABAD: Collectorate of Customs Collector Khalid Hussain Jamali said that due to continuous focus on anti-smuggling operations, the Collectorate has crossed Rs 1 billion mark with seizures of smuggled goods. Value of seized goods for the period July 2018 to April 2019 was Rs 1058 million. Seized goods mainly include smuggled Irani diesel 1413145 litres valuing Rs 96.502 million, 37 ... Read More »

Next version of WeBOC Glo will be launched in July: Shafqat Niazi

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KARACHI: Shafqat Ali Khan Niazi, the Additional Collector Export, has said that FBR launched 1st upgraded version of WeBOC+GLO with twelve pending WeBOC modules. Talking with Customs Today during an exclusive interview, he said that a new version of One Customs Web Based (WeBOC) system has given name of “WeBOC+GLO” which is already launched on 13th May 2019, adding that ... Read More »

Pakistan Customs playing vital role to curb smuggling: President WCCI Rabia Taj

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NOWSHERA: Women Chamber of Commerce and Industry (WCCI) President Rabia Taj has said that Pakistan Customs is a very important department of our country and it should work with honesty and efficiency by following advance methodologies. Talking with Customs Today during an exclusive interview, President WCCI Nowshera said that she belonged to Risalpur but she became founder president of WCCI ... Read More »

IPRE forms cases involving Rs187m against counterfeit goods: Dr. Arsalan Subuctageen

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ISLAMABAD: Director-General Intellectual Property Rights Enforcement IPRE Dr. Arslan Subuctageen said that during current financial year the IPRE has made Rs187 million cases against counterfeit goods in violation of Section 15 of the Customs Act, 1969 and SRO 170(1)/2017 dated 16.03.2017 (Rule 678-686). During an exclusive interview with Customs Today, he said that Directorate General Intellectual Property Rights Enforcement (IPRE) ... Read More »

Hyderabad I&I adopts zero tolerance policy against smuggling: Director Sadiqullah Khan

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HYDERABAD: Directorate of Customs Intelligence and Investigation Director Saddiqullah Khan said that the Directorate launched the biggest crackdown on illegally imported POL products during 3rd Quarter of current financial year where the Directorate seized 366370 liters of Iranian origin smuggled diesel which could cause huge loss to the national exchequer. Sadiqullal Khan, the first ever Director posted at Customs Intelligence ... Read More »

New policy should be introduced for tampered vehicles: ADC Wajid Ali

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PESHAWAR: Directorate of Customs Intelligence and Investigation Additional Director Wajid Ali said that the Customs Department has not adopted any clear policy regarding tampered vehicles so the department must look into it and devise a solid policy in this regard. Additional Director Wajid Ali was talking with Customs Today during an exclusive interview here at Directorate of Customs I&I Peshawar. Answering a ... Read More »

Customs I&I using all resources to curb smuggling: Deputy Director Khaldoonul Haq

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ISLAMABAD: Directorate of Customs I&I Deputy Director Khaldoon ul Haq has said that each Customs officer of grade 17 and above is required to enhance capacity to curb the menace of smuggling. Talking with Customs Today during an exclusive interview Deputy Director Directorate of Intelligence and Investigation (I&I), Khaldoon ul Haq said that he spent a long period of 4 ... Read More »

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

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PESHAWAR: 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. Maersk Pakistan and QICT violated SRO 1220 and section 14A of Customs Acts 1969 by taking extra demurrage and detention charges other than collecting applied duty and taxes. Advocate Mohib Kaka Kheil associated with ... Read More »

Islamabad Collectorate surpasses target of customs duty collection: ADC Ashfaq Khan

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ISLAMABAD: Collectorate of Customs Additional Collector Ashfaq Khan said that MCC has achieved assigned revenue target of customs duty and taxes allocated for month of March FY18-19 while the Collectorate surpassed assigned revenue collection target by 14% during first 9 months. Talking with Customs Today during an exclusive interview, he said that Model Customs Collectorate has enhanced its vigilance to ... Read More »

Maersk, QICT blackmailing importers to pay extra demurrage, detention charges: Malik Israr

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MULTAN: Customs clearance of import shipments has become a constant headache for importers due to blackmailing of M/s Maersk Pakistan Pvt. Ltd. and Qasim International Container Terminal (QICT) for collection of unjustified demurrage and detention charges. This shipping company is violating set rules and laws with cooperation of the port terminal by forcing importers to pay additional charges under the ... Read More »

Govt should take action against Maersk, QICT for collecting illegal demurrage, detention charges: Salman Nasar

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LAHORE: Pakistan’s famous businessman, importer and exporter of fans, washing machines and other relevant items from Gujrat, Salman Nasar has said that government should take strict action against shipping company M/s Maersk Pakistan Pvt Ltd and terminal operator QICT which are involved in the collection of exorbitant charges such as demurrage and detention charges for the clearance of shipments from ... Read More »

Shipping Ministry should take action against Maersk, QICT for collecting of illegal demurrage, detention charges: Ch Niaz

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MULTAN: Ministry of Port and Shipping should take action against M/s Maersk Pakistan Pvt Ltd and M/s Qasim International Container Terminal (QICT) for collection of illegal demurrage and detention charges on clearance of import shipments. This was stated by Vice President Pakistan Helpers Business Council Chaudhary Muhammad Niaz while talking to Customs Today here the other day. He said that ... Read More »

‘Govt should stop blackmailing of Maersk, QICT to facilitate genuine importers’

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MULTAN: The government should regulate all shipping companies to stop them from demanding illegal demurrage and detention charges from importers on clearance of shipments. Blackmailing of shipping companies especially M/s Maersk Pakistan (Pvt) Ltd and M/s Qasim International Container terminal (QICT) is portraying negative image of the country. It was stated by Chairman All Pakistan Power Looms Association (APPLA) Abdul Khaliq Qandeel Ansari ... Read More »

‘NAB, FIA must take action against Maersk, QICT for collecting illegal demurrage, detention charges’

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MULTAN: National Accountability Bureau (NAB) and Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) should take strict action against M/s Maersk Pakistan (Pvt) Ltd and Qasim International Container Terminal for collecting illegal demurrage and detention charges to address complaints of importers. Collection of exorbitant demurrage and detention charges from genuine importers is spoiling business environment in the country. This was stated by Advocate Muhammad ... Read More »

‘South Punjab importers demand stern action against Maersk, QICT for taking illegal detention & demurrage charges’

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MULTAN: Business community of South Punjab are deeply concerned over the collection of unreasonable demurrage and detention charges by M/s Maersk Pakistan Pvt Ltd and Qasim International Container Terminal (QICT) from importers and asked the government to take special measures for protection of importers from blackmailing of said shipping company and terminal operator. It was stated by renowned importer and Chairman All ... Read More »

“Govt should take action against alleged hiring of Indians at QICT”

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LAHORE: Senior physician and executive member of Pakistan family physicians association of Pakistan, Dr Abdul Qadoos Khokhar has said that during this time of worst ties between Pakistan and India, where the latter is threatening the former on daily basis, alleged working of Indian citizens in Pakistan at sensitive and strategic places is dangerous and it is a security risk ... Read More »

Govt should take action against Maersk, QICT for collecting illegal demurrage, detention charges: Kh M Badar Munir

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MULTAN: Government should take strict action against shipping company M/s Maersk Pakistan Pvt Ltd and terminal operator QICT which are involved in the collection of exorbitant charges as demurrage and detention charges for the clearance of shipments from genuine importers. These shipping companies are spoiling business environment due to their blackmailing at port by collecting unjustified demurrage and detention charges ... Read More »

PCA recovers Rs70m despite shortage of staff: ADC Imran Chaudhary

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ISLAMABAD: Directorate of Post Clearance Audit Additional Collector Imran Chaudhary said that importers are not willing for audit and the PCA does not have enough working strength to perform effectively. These views were expressed by Additional Director Imran Chaudhary during exclusive interview with Customs Today. He said that with minimum facilities and shortage of staff, the PCA recovered Rs70 million ... Read More »

Violation of copyright causing huge losses to national economy: DG IPR Dr. Arslan

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ISLAMABAD: Director-General (DG) Intellectual Property Rights (IPP) Dr. Arslan said that border control can be enforced as swiftly and effectively as any other import control through Pakistan Customs via nationwide e-platform and the Customs IPR Enforcement has possessed a key mechanism which can support sustained economic growth. DG IPR Dr. Arslan Subuktageen while talking with Customs Today during an exclusive ... Read More »