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Govt should facilitate businessmen for betterment of national economy: Raja Hassan Akhter


LAHORE: The Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) should not raid business premises of traders and industrialists as they are as their patriotism is out of question. These views were expressed by Raja Hassan Akhter, President of Lahore Businessman Front during an exclusive interview with Customs Today. Akhter said that raids by FBR on business premises create fears among the business ... Read More »

Cooperative relations with all stakeholders made my tenure successful: Dr Arslan

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ISLAMABAD: Newly transferred Collector of Model Customs Collectorate (MCC) Islamabad Dr. Arslan Sebuktageen spent a successful tenure at the MCC Islamabad which will be remembered for long. He made the Car Cell operational, set up Canaan Centre, and a library at the MCC Islamabad. He seized 27 kg of gold and won many cases from the Supreme Court, High Court ... Read More »

Govt asked to reduce customs duty, tax to curb smuggling


Pakistan has tremendous potential for export growth: Awais Saeed Piracha LAHORE: The government should reduce duty and taxes on the import items, including tyres to curtail smuggling which is inflicting huge losses to the national kitty. Pakistan has tremendous potentials for exports but the current trend is not encouraging.  It is essential to have an agricultural policy that increases the ... Read More »

FBR will not revise revenue collection targets for FY2017-18: Dr Iqbal

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ISLAMABAD: Member Inland Revenue Policy and spokesman Federal Board of Revenue Dr. Muhammad Iqbal, has made it clear that and Dubai Iqama’s will not affect the agreement between Pakistan and Switzerland on exchange of information. In an interview with Customs Today, Dr Iqbal said that Swiss government will 100 percent comply with agreement. Dubai and Saudi Iqamas will not save ... Read More »

AB Customs Islamabad collects more revenue than last Financial Year

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ISLAMABAD: The Customs Islamabad Airport Accompanied Baggage (AB) section generated additional revenue of Rs940000 of duties and taxes applied on baggage during the month of July Financial Year FY2017-18 against the same period of corresponding July FY16-17. According to details explained by Sadia Usman, Assistant Collector, Customs AB Section at the Benazir Bhutto International Airport Islamabad, that AB received surplus ... Read More »

ASO Islamabad stands with Rs43m extra revenue during July against last year’s

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ISLAMABAD: The Anti-Smuggling Organization Islamabad earned Rs43million extra revenue during July Financial Year (FY) 2017-18 against the revenue collection of corresponding period of July FY16-17. The ASO Islamabad impounded smuggled goods and vehicles worth Rs66.76million during July FY17-18 while it received Rs23.93million by confiscating smuggled goods during the same period of financial yesteryear FY16-17. The collectorate showed a tremendous performance ... Read More »

Customs North stands surplus with Rs740.11m taxes in July than last year’s

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ISLAMABAD: The Customs North Region generated surplus revenue collection of Rs740.11million under the head of All Duties and Taxes during July Financial Year FY2017-18 with the growth of 40% against the corresponding period of July FY2016-17. The North Region, comprising Customs Collectorate of Islamabad, Peshawar, Samberial and Gilgit-Baltistan, received Rs2451.01million of all taxes during July FY17-18 while it did Rs1710.90million ... Read More »

‘ASO Peshawar performs brilliantly by seizing 26.387 kg of gold/silver during July’

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PESHAWAR: The Anti-Smuggling Organization (ASO) Peshawar confiscated 26.387 kilogram of gold/silver during July FY17-18. The ASO Peshawar showed tremendous performance during July Financial Year FY2017-18. The miscellaneous goods, NDP and offending vehicles impounded by the ASO Peshawar include narcotics, 54 offending (vehicles used for carrying smuggled goods) and Non-Duty-Paid (NDP) vehicles worth Rs224.640million during July FY17-18 while it arrested four ... Read More »

LTBA president for stopping harassment of importers at ports


Says Chairman FBR Pasha and Member Customs Zahid Khokhar should take stock of situation LAHORE: Lahore Tax Bar Association (LTBA) President Chaudhary Qamaruz Zaman has said that importers have been playing a vital role in revenue collections for the national exchequer but they are being harassed by the customs lower staff. Talking to Customs Today, Zaman said that importers from ... Read More »

Importers express concern over blackmailing of principal appraiser, customs staff at Port Qasim

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LAHORE: Importers from various sectors have expressed concern over the malpractices allegedly by the principal appraiser and his coteries at Port Qasim, sources said. An importer, on condition of anonymity, told Customs Today that some of the staff members at the appraisement are allegedly involved in blackmailing of importers and are using delaying tactics to mint money. “Things were going ... Read More »

Tax revenue collection growing year by year: Member Admin Tasneem Rehman

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ISLAMABAD: Member Administration, Federal Board of Revenue, Ms. Tasneem Rehman has said the Federal Board of Revenue is performing well, and overall tax revenue collection is growing year by year. The cases of corruption and misconduct against officers or any employee will be decided on merit and absolute justice will be done in this regard. Giving an interview to Customs ... Read More »

ASO Islamabad’s division into three squads enhancing its efficiency day by day: Ansir

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ISLAMABAD: The Anti-Smuggling Organization Islamabad (ASO) has been divided into three squads which are working round-the-clock in three different shifts (Shift-A, Shift-B and Shift-C). Due to this new administrative measure, the performance of the ASO is increasing day by day. The ASO Islamabad seized smuggled goods and NDP vehicles worth Rs27.00million during 15th of July to 21st of July Financial ... Read More »

Customs ASO intensifies operations against smugglers: Raza


Says field force are strictly instructed to follow departmental procedure in combating smuggling activities LAHORE: Collectorate of Customs Preventive Anti-Smuggling Organization (ASO) has intensified anti-smuggling operations at the very inception of the financial year 2017-18 and the ASO field force has been strictly instructed to follow the instructions in combating and curtailing smuggling activities in its jurisdiction. These views were ... Read More »

Electronic Data Interchange between Pakistan & China completed: Khokhar


ISLAMABAD: Member Customs, Federal Board of Revenue, Zahid Khokhar has disclosed that a project of Electronic Data Interchange between Pakistan and China has been completed and the system is ready to be launched. ‘There is no delay from our side’. Pakistan is waiting for a green signal from China. We are also working on Electronic Data Interchange Project with UAE ... Read More »

AFU Islamabad stands surplus with its overall targets during era of AC Kh Khuram


ISLAMABAD: With the praise of almighty Allah, the AFU Islamabad surpassed its overall targets during the tenure of Additional Collector Khawaja Khuram Naeem. The AFU has enhanced its smooth processing regarding the exports during the tenure of Khuram here at the AFU Islamabad. Exports of meat and perishable items have increased during Khuram’s era. Khuram is going to Germany as ... Read More »

Construction of complexes at Torkham, Chaman & Wagah will start in December: Yousafani


ISLAMABAD: Muhammad Zubair Yusafani, the project director of the Integrated Transit Trade Management System, the Federal Board of Revenue (FBR), has disclosed that construction of complexes at Torkham, Chaman and Wagah will start in December 2017. In an interview with Customs Today, he said that bids are being evaluated and a final decision will be taken in November this year. ... Read More »

Customs Preventive to get patrolling boats to curb smuggling through sea routes: Collector Junejo


KARACHI: The Collectorate of Customs, Preventive Karachi, will receive two patrolling boats within a few months that would help further enhance monitoring and enforcement activities in its territorial waters, said Collector Preventive Dr Saifuddin Junejo. In an exclusive interview with Customs Today, the collector said that the patrolling boats would cost Rs 290 million and the boats would be delivered ... Read More »

BBIAI Accompanied Baggage generates Rs2.22m of duty & taxes during 19 days of July


ISLAMABAD: The Customs Accompanied Baggage Section (AB) of the Benazir Bhutto International Airport Islamabad collected Rs2.22million of duty and taxes applied to baggage per kilogram during the 1st to 19th of July Financial Year (FY) 2017-18. The AB section earned Rs3.49million surplus revenue against the assigned target during FY2016-17. The AB set Rs27.68million of revenue target for FY16-17 whereas it ... Read More »

Rehmatullah stresses need for ensuring high quality service to taxpayers

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ISLAMABAD: Member Taxpayers Audit, Federal Board of Revenue, Rehmatullah Khan Wazir has laid emphasis on the auditors for ensuring high quality service to the taxpayers for which tax laws should be applied and administered in a reasonable, practical, fair and impartial manners. He advised them to conduct the audit within the bounds of law in a cost-effective and efficient manner. ... Read More »

PRA adds 4,000 new taxpayers into tax net in Multan: Additional Commissioner Humayun Raees

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MULTAN: The Punjab Revenue Authority (PRA) has collected Rs 1,380 million on services in the province during the fiscal year 2016-17. These views were expressed by Additional Commissioner Punjab Revenue Authority Humayun Raees in an exclusive interview with Customs Today. The authority has also widened the tax net by conducting seminars to educate the potential taxpayers in the Multan Commissionerate. ... Read More »