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Collection of taxes in undocumented economy not easy job, says Deputy Commissioner Hassan Mabroor


LAHORE: Deputy Commissioner Inland Revenue (DCIR) Zone-III, Corporate Regional Tax Office (CRTO) Lahore, Hassan Mabroor, has said that writ of any government is directly proportional with its ability to levy and collect taxes from its citizens. Keeping in view this aspect, the importance of taxation cannot be undermined. During an exclusive interview with Customs Today, Hassan Mabroor said that currently, ... Read More »

Torkham border handles over 60pc Pak exports to Afghanistan, Central Asia: Fazle Shakoor

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ISLAMABAD: Torkham border handles more than 60% of Pakistan’s exports to Afghanistan and Central Asian States besides facilitating trans-boundary movement of Afghan transit cargo. It gained international importance during the post-9/11 era as logistic supply line for US-led allied forces in Afghanistan. The performance of Customs Station Torkham in terms of anti-smuggling drive has also been outstanding during the financial ... Read More »

First female Collector of Appraisement West Shahnaz Maqbool striving hard to achieve revenue targets

Collector Appraisement WEST - SHahnaz Maqbool

KARACHI: Shahnaz Maqbool, the first female from Balochsitan and a graduate of Harvard University posted as Collector Appraisement West, has said that the collectorate is facing several challenges in adopting new measures to collect more taxes but it is her top priority to increase customs duty, withholding tax, sales tax and other such revenues to help tackle financial problems of the country. ... Read More »

AC Saiqa Abbas changes history by accepting posting on Torkham border

Saiqa Abass Assistant Collector

ISLAMABAD: Assistant Collector Headquarters MCC Peshawar Saiqa Abbas has changed the history by accepting her posting on Torkham Border. Saiqa was the first woman customs officer who was transferred to the international border in the history of the MCC Peshawar. She belongs to South Waziristan. She completed her studies from Islamic University Islamabad. She joined the Pakistan Customs Service in ... Read More »

Govt is doing brilliant job by fencing Pak-Afghan border: Fazle Samad

Additional Deputy Collector Fazle Samad

ISLAMABAD: The government is doing a brilliant job by installing fence to secure the Pak-Afghan border. This work will be completed within five to six months. After adoption of baggage checking at Torkham, the Anti-Smuggling Organization made several seizures of currency, gold and drugs. The Customs Collectorate Peshawar is facing losses of Rs500million in just a month due to closure ... Read More »

It is high time to say no to IMF; More tax means no more loans: Ali Taj

Ali Taj

LAHORE: Assistant Commissioner Inland Revenue Zone VI, Corporate Regional Tax Officer (CRTO) Muhammad Ali Taj, has said It is high time to say no to International Monetary Fund (IMF); More tax compliance means no more loans , choice is ours. During an exclusive interview to Customs Today, Muhammad Ali Taj said Power Sector (IPPs, RPPs, GENCOs, Distribution and Transmission Companies), ... Read More »

Traders hope FBR Chairman, Member Customs to remove impediments in clearance, audit policy


Discretionary powers of tax collectors should be abolished, illegal audit policy be eliminated: LCCI VP Amjad Ali Jawa LAHORE: The business community of the country attached huge expectations to the newly appointed Federal Board of Revenue Chairman Dr. Mohammad Irshad and Member Customs Zahid Khokhar that they will streamline audit policy, remove bottlenecks in the way of import, export, clearance ... Read More »

Media campaigns, seminars on importance of taxes can boost collection: Talat

Talat Mehmood Bosaal, Assistant Commissioner Inland Revenue

LAHORE: The Government of Pakistan needs to put more focus on promoting tax culture and its benefits for public and country as well through media campaigns and seminars. Maximum awareness among the citizens of Pakistan may step forward for the huge tax collection and strength national economy. This was stated by Talat Mehmood Bosaal, Assistant Commissioner Inland Revenue, Corporate Regional ... Read More »

Customs service changing from revenue collecting agency to law enforcing agency: DGTR

Directorate General of Training and Research (Customs) Lahore Director Saima Shahzad

LAHORE: Research and training are immensely important for development and growth of any organization, so they must never be done away anyway. The customs service has been playing a vital role in collecting important revenues but the need of imparting training to customs officers has increased enormously because at present it is also being considered as an eminent law enforcing ... Read More »

MCC requests FBR for ‘Reward Fund’ for anti-smuggling officials


ISLAMABAD: The MCC Islamabad has requested the Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) for ‘reward fund’ for the anti-smuggling officials so that they can pay more attention towards anti-smuggling activity. The chairman FBR promised the MCC Islamabad in his address via video address last month that the Board will provide reward fund for Anti-Smuggling Organization as soon as possible. The customs ... Read More »

Dry port earns Rs236.520m additional CD during eight months

Islamabad Assistant Collector Amanat

ISLAMABAD: The customs dry port Islamabad created difference of Rs 236.520 million from the target assigned for initial eight months (July to February FY2016-17) under the head of Customs Duty. The dry port collected Rs 2151.520 million during above said period against the assigned target of Rs 1915.00 million under the same head. According to Assistant Collector Amanat Khan while ... Read More »

No nation can progress without paying tax liabilities: Omair


LAHORE: No nation has ever progressed without paying taxes for the betterment of their national economy and country. We shall have to understand the importance of taxation and our liabilities as citizen. This was stated by Muhammad Omair Khan, Assistant Commissioner Zone II, Corporate Regional Tax Office (CRTO) Lahore, while giving an exclusive interview to Customs Today. He said we ... Read More »

Multan Customs taking effective measures to curb smuggling: Deputy Director Abdul Mueed Kanjoo


MULTAN: Customs Intelligence and Investigation Multan is working hard to prevent smuggling from Baluchistan and other provinces by enhancing their anti-smuggling activities. These views were expressed by Deputy Director Abdul Mueed Kanjoo told this while talking to Customs Today in an interview. He told that his department has played significant role in restraining smuggling in the region by devising effective ... Read More »

‘Quetta collectorate has acute shortage of human & material resources’

Collector Saeed Jadoon Quetta

ISLAMABAD: The Customs Collectorate of Quetta has zero presence of customs in the whole Sibi and Naseerabad divisions. MCC Quetta is planning to meet the 2nd half revenue collection by enhanced emphasis on anti-smuggling. Reactivation/strengthening of check-posts, close liaison with other Law enforcement agencies (LEAs), disposal of seized goods/vehicles and goods worth Rs715million will be auctioned. Around Rs500million is expected ... Read More »

Govt should announce concessions for regular taxpayers: Khalid Malik


ISLAMABAD: Senior Vice-President and Chairman Diplomatic Committee of Islamabad Chamber of Commerce and Industry (ICCI) Khalid Malik has said that the process of preparation of budget proposals will be started soon. The whole taxation system needs review and amendments. During an exclusive interview with Customs Today, Malik said that the government continuously squeezing existing taxpayers and putting pressure of tax ... Read More »

WHT zone of RTO-II achieves 101pc growth in six months: Sajid Ahmed


LAHORE: Due to outstanding performance by the Withholding Zone, Regional Tax Office-II has collected Rs47371million with 101 percent growth in the first half of the ongoing financial year. The WHT Zone record 320 percent growth has been recorded in spinning section and 130 percent under the head of marriage halls under the Section 236-D in the first six months of ... Read More »

Smugglers have fear of customs in their mind: Riaz Hussain

Deputy Director Riaz Hussain

FAISLABAD: The Customs Intelligence and Investigation (I&I) foiled smuggling attempts of miscellaneous goods worth Rs236.67 million which involves duty Rs90.1 in first seven months of FY2016-17 during different operations. Deputy Director Customs I&I Riaz Hussain told this during an exclusive talk with Customs Today. He told that the Customs I&I under the directions of Director Rubab Sikandar conducted various raids ... Read More »

BBIA DC for giving access to FIA data to control baggage examination

naghma Tehniat

ISLAMABAD: The Customs Staff of the Benazir Bhutto International Airport (BBIA) Islamabad needs access to the FIA data for effective profiling mechanism to bring down percentage of baggage examination without compromising controls. The customs staff deputed at the BBIA airport needs Body X-ray equipment for detecting body concealments. The airport customs staffers also require residential accommodation at the new Islamabad ... Read More »

ASO-Preventive striving hard to increase revenue: DC Ali Raza Sipra


KARACHI: The Deputy Collector Customs Preventive Headquarters Ali Raza Sipra has said that the Anti-Smuggling Organization (ASO) of Customs-Preventive has seized million of rupees smuggled goods including heroin, fabric, diesel/petrol and other miscellaneous items during the last six months from September-2016 to February-2017. The Deputy Collector was expressed these views during an interview with Customs Today at his office. Ali ... Read More »

Documented financial system empowers national economy: Deputy Commissioner Khawar Siddique

Khawar Saddique

LAHORE: Deputy Commissioner Withholding Zone RTO-II Khawar Siddique has said that documented economy system is vital to empower national economy. Documented economy playing a key role for the awareness of taxpayers to boost revenue collection and this problem must be solved on priority basis. During an exclusive interview with Customs Today, Khawar Siddique said that due to the strict laws ... Read More »