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Customs North Region showing outstanding performance to curb smuggling attempts, generate revenue: Dr. Asif Jah

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ISLAMABAD: Chief Collector North Dr. Asif Mehmood Jah has said that the Customs Region (North) performed exceptionally well regarding enforcement and anti-smuggling activities despite severe constraints of logistics and personnel to cover the vast jurisdiction comprising almost three provinces. Talking with Customs Today during an exclusive interview, Chief Collector North Asif Mehmood Jah has said that a comprehensive strategy has been ... Read More »

Govt must take action against QICT, Maersk for looting importers: Advocate Younas Baig

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FAISALABAD: Pakistan Tehreek Insaf-led federal government must do justice with importers by taking action against financial crimes committed by Qasim International Port Terminal (QICT) and M/s Maersk Pakistan Pvt Ltd without further delay. The QICT and shipping lines for years kept on taking extra demurrage and detention charges even after issuance of the certificate by customs authorities. This was said ... Read More »

Maersk, QICT bleeding importers through illegal demurrage, detention charges: Khawaja Shahzad Nasir

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LAHORE: Few shipping companies including M/s Maersk Pakistan Pvt Ltd and terminal operator QICT are looting huge amounts from importers by collecting illegal demurrage and detention charges on clearance of import shipments. This was stated by Lahore Chamber of Commerce and Industry SVP Khawaja Shahzad Nasir while talking to Customs Today. He said that few shipping companies are looting huge ... Read More »

Faisalabad Adjudication ensures fair assessment of facts during trial of seizure cases: Dr. Adnan Akram

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MULTAN: Collectorate of Customs Adjudication Faisalabad ensures fair assessment of facts during trial of any seizure case by giving full opportunity to respondents for expressing their arguments and evidence in trial and decides every case on merit. It was stated by Collector Customs Adjudication Dr. Muhammad Adnan Akram while talking exclusively to Customs Today at his Multan Camp office. He ... Read More »

Multan Appraisement to introduce importers & exporters profiling system for swift clearance: Collector Saima Shahzad

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MULTAN: Collectorate of Customs s Appraisement is going to introduce importers and exporters profiling system which will provide them swift clearance of shipments without any hurdle and it will encourage them to prefer Multan Dry Port to clear their consignments. This was stated by Collector Appraisement Saima Shahzad while talking exclusively to Customs Today about the future strategy. She said Multan Dry ... Read More »

Plugging of revenue leakage and broadening of tax net will ultimately benefit existing tax payers : Nazir Ahmad Shoro

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MULTAN: The Federal Board of Revenue is trying its best to facilitate taxpayers with automated system for filing of tax returns without any obstacles. Taxes are main source of any country for the development in the contemporary world and e-filing of Income tax returns has promoted tax culture in the country to a great extent. It was stated by Chief ... Read More »

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

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FAISALABAD: Government of Pakistan should stop M/s Maersk Pakistan Pvt Ltd and Qasim International Containers Terminal (QICT) from taking extra demurrage and detention charges to clear legally imported consignments. Advocate Muhammad Farhan 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 ... Read More »

Illegal holding of goods by QICT, Maersk inflicting huge loss on importers: Saad Khan

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PESHAWAR: The establishment of an independent regulatory authority to resolve problems being faced by the importers of the country is mandatory to curb illegal holding of consignments at Qasim International Port Terminal by shipping lines to demand extra demurrage and detention charges. Illegal holding of imported goods continues without hesitation at Port Qasim, as importers are being allegedly “conned” in the ... Read More »

Illegal demurrage, detention charges add to per unit cost: LCCI VP Faheemur Rehman Saigol

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LAHORE: The illegal demurrage and detention charges by the shipping lines have added to the per unit cost as they have no set criterion and worst is that the Customs Department and the government are not interested in regulating the shipping lines. This was stated by Lahore Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI) Vice-President Faheem-ur-Rehman Saigal while talking to Customs ... Read More »

Govt must safeguard existing taxpayers rights through legislation: Kashif Anwar

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LAHORE: The Friends of Economic and Business Reforms (FEBR) President Kashif Anwar has said that the government must ensure due respect for existing taxpayers and safeguard their rights through legislation against the misuse of discretionary powers by the FBR. During an exclusive interview with Customs Today, he urged the government to formulate a special scheme for retailers to bring them ... Read More »

Importers upset over collection of illegal demurrage, detention charges by Maersk, QICT: Mian Mahmood

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MULTAN: Importers are upset on collection of demurrage and detention collection through blackmailing by M/s Maersk Pakistan (Pvt) Ltd and Qasim International Container Terminal (QICT). National Accountability Bureau (NAB) and Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) should take strict action against M/s Maersk Pakistan and QICT for collecting illegal demurrage and detention charges to address complaints of importers. Collection of exorbitant demurrage ... Read More »

‘QICT, Maersk tactfully delay consignments to demand extra demurrage, detention charges’

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PESHAWAR: The shipping company Maersk Pakistan Pvt Ltd and Qasim International Container Terminal (QICT) deliberately delay the clearance of goods to collect extra demurrage and detention charges and destroy domestic business. The importers in Peshawar condemned the brutal attitude of Maersk company and QICT for looting them by different tactics. Peshawar based importer Asif Khan, managing director Abdul Samad Group, said this ... Read More »

Govt must take action against Maersk, QICT for looting genuine importers: Advocate Saima Ayub

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MULTAN: Business community of South Punjab is facing serious block chain issues due to blackmailing of M/s Maersk Pakistan Pvt Ltd and Qasim International Container Terminal (QICT) for the clearance of legitimate import shipment due to collection of unfair demurrage and detention charges. Government must take special measures for protection of importers and economy of this import-dependent country by taking ... Read More »

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 »