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South Punjab traders laud CJP’s notice against Green Channel smuggling

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MULTAN: Central Chairman Anjuman-e-Tajiran Pakistan Khawaja Suleman Siddiqui lauded notice of Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) against smuggled goods which were being sold openly in the local markets. While talking with Customs Today, he stated that smuggling of goods and vehicles from Iran, Afghanistan and other countries came into jurisdiction without any trouble due to negligence and weak enforcement of ... Read More »

Fraudulent conduct of Principal Appraiser Dost damaging repute of customs dept

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MULTAN: Fraudulent conduct of Principal Appraiser Dost Muhammad and his smuggling network is severely affecting the repute of whole customs department as genuine importers are upset on current situation. Illegal clearance of contraband items and operating parallel smuggling network for bribe is a serious matter for customs department as it is causing huge loss to the national exchequer. It was ... Read More »

Dost becomes symbol of corruption in customs department: Advocate Zeenat Mian Kakakhel

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PESHAWAR: Corrupt Principal Appraiser Dost Mohammad has become symbol of corruption in customs department through continuous violation of green channel and TP facility. These vies were expressed by Advocate Zeenat Mian Kakakhel while talking to Customs Today at Peshawar. The advocate further said that nowadays Dost Mohammad has become symbol of corruption. Customs department is notorious for corruption due to officials ... Read More »

Rawalpindi I&I seizes NDP goods worth Rs554.67m in 11 months: Shahid Jan

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ISLAMABAD: Directorate of Customs Intelligence and Investigation Additional Director Shahid Jan has said that Rawalpindi directorate showed tremendous performance during eleven month of the current fiscal year 2017-18. “We have seized smuggled goods and non-duty paid vehicles having total value of Rs554.67 million while last year during the same period the directorate could seize smuggled goods worth Rs491.61 million,” he said during ... Read More »

Principal Appraiser Dost should be terminated after thorough investigations: Khawaja Suleman

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MULTAN: Corruption of scandalous In-charge R&D Dost Muhammad at bonded warehouse shows that he is running an influential smuggling network and their corruption hinders prosperity of our country. These views were expressed by Central Chairman Anjuman-e-Tajiran Pakistan Khawaja Suleman Siddiqui in his interview to Customs Today on other day. Siddiqui said, “It is shocking for whole business community that FBR ... Read More »

KCCI decides to lodge complaint against corrupt Principal Appraiser Dost

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KARACHI: President of Karachi Chamber of Commerce and Industry (KCCI), Mufassir Atta Malik, has said that it is true that majority of importers are facing difficulties in clearance of their consignments due to unnecessary hurdles created by Principle appraiser Appraisement East Collectorate Dost Muhammad and his team. Talking to Customs Today Malik said, “We know a number of his activities are ... Read More »

RTO recovers Rs7b outstanding dues till May: DC Farrukh Sial

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ISLAMABAD: Regional Tax Office has achieved 80 percent budgetary targets of current financial year with 27 percent growth in tax revenue collection. The RTO has collected Rs71.6 billion till April 2018 against the assigned revenue target of Rs90 billion. These views were expressed by Deputy Commissioner (Hqr) Regional Tax Office Inland Revenue FBR Furrukh Amir Sial during an exclusive interview with ... Read More »

Principal Appraiser Dost crosses every limit to hamper customs dept: President FPCCI Ghazanfer Bilour

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PESHAWAR: Customs Appraisement East R&D Section Principal Appraiser Dost Muhammad has crossed every limit to hamper efficiency of customs department by his widespread corruption through clearance of contraband goods and Federation of Chamber of Commerce and Industry will take up his mega corruption issue with the higher authorities of customs department. These views were expressed by President Federation of Pakistan ... Read More »

Dost & other corrupt officials involved in bonded warehouse scam should be punished severely

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MULTAN: Former Vice President Federation of Pakistan Chamber of Commerce and Industry (FPCCI) Syeda Masooma Subtain has said that corruption of notorious Incharge R&D Dost Muhammad at bonded warehouse is causing serious security risks for the national security and damaging integrity of customs department. In an exclusive interview with Customs Today, she told that most recent corruption at bonded warehouse ... Read More »

Customs top brass urged to take notice of Principal Appraiser Dost involvement in TP scams

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LAHORE: The Customs top officials should immediately take notice of the elements involved in green, yellow, red channels and transshipment smuggling which is inflicting huge losses to the tune of billions of rupees to the national kitty. The top officials of the Customs department are keeping mum at every mega scam about TP, green, yellow and red channels, which is ... Read More »

‘Kingpin of smugglers’ Dost causing billions of rupees loss to exchequer: RCCI VP Nasir Mirza

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ISLAMABAD:  Appraiser Dost is aide-de-camp to smugglers, putting revenue and institutional image at risk so Pakistan can’t bear burden of such transgressor. These views were expressed by Senior Vice President, Rawalpindi Chamber of Commerce and Industry (RCCI) Mohammad Nasir Mirza while talking to Customs Today. Nasir Mirza has said that Pakistan is facing revenue shortfall, while Dost and his network ... Read More »

Customs officials Dost & Co causing losses to national kitty: ICCI President Amir Waheed

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ISLAMABAD:  Islamabad Chamber of Commerce and Industry (ICCI) President Shiekh Amir Waheed has said that Dost and Co are the real enemy of the country because they are involved in causing huge loss in shape of revenue to national exchequer. He demanded serious action against such black sheep in the customs department. While talking to Customs Today, ICCI President Amir said ... Read More »

Customs high-ups must break criminal silence over corruption of Dost Mohammad: Advocate Qazi Issac

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PESHAWAR: Principal Appraiser Dost Muhammad is illegally operating smuggling networks for clearance of contraband items upon which the criminal silence of Customs high-ups is causing huge loss to national exchequer. The Principle Appraiser allows clearance of contraband goods like Indian gutka, banned medicines and betel nuts which not only causes loss to the customs revenue collection but also earns bad ... Read More »

FBR Member Dr. Iqbal advises non-filers to take advantage of tax amnesty scheme

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ISLAMABAD: Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) Member Inland Revenue Policy Dr. Muhammad Iqbal has warned the tax evaders that tax amnesty scheme date will not be extended, therefore, they should take advantage and declare their moveable and immovable assets, otherwise action will be take against them after end of the scheme Talking to Customs Today, Dr. Iqbal said that amendments ... Read More »

Anti-smuggling activities fully on to protect region well from trafficking

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FAISALABAD: The Model Customs Collectorate Faisalabad is paying special attention to boost the anti-smuggling activities in order to make the region well protected against smuggling. This was stated by Faisalabad Customs Collector Dr Mirza Mubashir Baig while giving an interview to Customs Today. We are always busy in motivating the anti-smuggling and appraisement officers to obtain the maximum results, he ... Read More »

It is hard to inaugurate NIIA on May 3 due to incomplete shifting of infrastructure

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ISLAMABAD: Nisar Ahmad Phluarwal, Additional Deputy Collector, AFU, Islamabad said that an uncertainty is prevailing in the operation of the New Islamabad International Airport (NIIA) as it looks hard to open the NIIA on the next given inauguration date of May 03, 2018. He stated this while giving an exclusive interview to Customs Today. He said the current situation is ... Read More »

Audit cases should be settled on priority basis: FBR Member IT Khawaja Adnan Zaheer

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LAHORE: Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) Member IT Khawaja Adnan Zaheer has visited Corporate Regional Tax Office (CRTO) and Regional Tax Office-II (RTO-II) to review the progress of audit cases. Taking to Customs Today, FBR Member Information Technology Khawaja Adnan Zaheer said that he held meeting with all officers of Corporate Regional Tax Office (CRTO) and Regional Tax Office-II (RTO-II) ... Read More »

Peshawar I&I earns Rs25.7m through auction under supervision of Dr Arslan

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PESHAWAR: Under the supervision of Dr Arslan Subuctageen, Director Intelligence and Investigation (I&I), Khyber Pakhtoon Khawa (KPK), held a grand auction at the I&I Directorate Peshawar recently and earned Rs 25.7 million through the public sale of impounded goods and vehicles. Director I&I Dr. Arslan Subuctageen told Customs Today while giving an exclusive interview that the I&I KPK is working with ... Read More »

PBIT brings in over Rs 150m investment in province: CEO Jahanzeb Burana

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LAHORE: The Punjab Board of Investment and Trade (PBIT) has been able to bring in over Rs 150 million investment in the province while it is aiming at achieving the target of Rs 4.50 billion mark in the next five years reducing import and increasing exports. These views were expressed by PIBT Chief Executive Officer Jahanzeb Burana while talking to ... Read More »

Customs Islamabad profits Rs5764m from all taxes during nine months

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ISLAMABAD: The Model Customs Collectorate (MCC) Islamabad demonstrated 54% revenue achievement against an allocated revenue collection target under all the heads during first three quarters of FY17-18. It showed 65% growth against an identical corresponding period of FY16-17. The ASO Islamabad launched a crackdown on tax evaders and notorious elements within its jurisdiction. This was stated by Muhammad Ishfaque Khan, ... Read More »