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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 »

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 »

Govt should conduct scrutiny of all Indians working at QICT: Musa Raza Gillani

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MULTAN: Government should conduct scrutiny of all foreigners including Indians working at Qasim International Container Terminal (QICT) to ensure national security. This was stated by auto importer Syed Hussain Musa Raza Gillani while talking to Customs Today about foreigners working without permission of Ministry of Interior (MOI). He said that illegal appointment of Indians at the Qasim International Container Terminal ... Read More »

Govt should take action against Maersk, QICT for charging illegal demurrage & detention charges: Nasir Hameed

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LAHORE: PIAF Vice Chairman Nasir Hameed Khan said shipping lines and terminal operator including M/s Maersk Pakistan (Pvt) Ltd and M/s QICT  are taking illegal demurrage and detention charges from genuine importers, violating the set Customs rules and laws While talking to Customs Today, he said that the Govt, Shipping Ministry and Customs Department are not properly regulating these shipping ... Read More »

Govt should take steps against Maersk, QICT to facilitate importers: Arshad Bhatti

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LAHORE: Worldwide shipping companies including Sefmarrien, APL, Cosco, OOCL and others are charging $8 to $10 per day detention and demurrage after free day but in Pakistan these companies are charging over $80-100 per day and no one is there to question them. Illegal demurrage and detention charges are taken by the shipping lines including M/s Maersk Pakistan Pvt and M/s ... Read More »

Illegal demurrage & detention charges by Maersk, QICT creating hurdles for importers: Raza Hashmi

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LAHORE: Leader of the Pakistani exporters’ community in Japan, Raza Hasmi has said that the illegal demurrage and detention charges by the shipping lines including M/s Maersk Pakistan (Pvt) Ltd and terminal operator QICT have increased problems for overseas Pakistanis exporting cheap vehicles and spare parts to Pakistan. Raza Hashmi who is visiting Pakistan nowadays has told Customs Today that ... Read More »

Shipping lines imposing illegal detention, demurrage charges: Zeeshan Khalil

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LAHORE: The shipping lines have chosen to inflict huge losses on the imported goods imposing illegal detention and demurrage charges making them costly for the consumers while authorities concerned are also not ready to take up the issue. This was stated by Lahore Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI) ex-Vice-President Zeeshan Khalil while talking to Customs Today here. Talking about ... Read More »

Will raise voice against illegal appointment of Indian at QICT: Rana Qadeer

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LAHORE: Senior Lawyer of Sheikhpura Bar Association Rana Qadeer has said that even in this worst condition 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 as well. While talking to Customs Today Rana Qadeer ... Read More »

Illegal demurrage & detention charges by Maerks creating hurdles for importers: Faheem Saigal

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LAHORE: The illegal demurrage and detention charges by the shipping lines including M/s Maersk Pakistan (Pvt) Ltd and terminal operator QICT have added to the per unit cost as they have no set criterion and worst is that the customs department and the government are never interested in regulating the shipping lines. This was stated by Lahore Chamber of Commerce and ... Read More »

Illegally-appointed Indians at QICT involved in anti-state activities: Advocate Syed Anwar

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MULTAN: Presence of Indians at Qasim International Container Terminal (QICT) without security clearance from Ministry of Interior (MOI) is posing serious national security risk and these illegally-appointed Indians are also allegedly involved in anti-state activities. This was stated by Senior Member High Court Bar Association and tax consultant Advocate Syed Anwal Haider Zaidi while talking to Customs Today. It’s shocking ... Read More »

Multan Adjudication generating revenue to boost economy: Collector Asif Buzdar

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MULTAN: Collectorate of Customs Adjudication is one of the top revenue generating departments of the Customs and the Collectorate is generating major portion of revenue due to genuine efforts of Customs Adjudication. It was stated by Collector Adjudication Asif Khan Buzdar in his exclusive interview with Customs Today. He said that Collectorate of Customs Adjudication is one of the most ... Read More »