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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 »

IDP taking measures to provide more facilities to businessmen: DC Saleha Zakir

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ISLAMABAD: Deputy Collector Islamabad Dry Port (IDP) Saleha Zakir has said that our policy is to welcome traders and provide them comfortable environment so they can contribute to the national economy through providing duty & taxes against their imports. She expressed these views during an exclusive interview with Customs Today. She said that most of the revenue heads come via ... Read More »

Will file petition against illegal appointment of Indians at QICT: Imran Bhutta

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LAHORE: President of Jinnah Lawyers Association Imran Bhutta has announced to file a petition in the Lahore High Court against ‘illegal’ alleged appointment of Indian citizens at Qasim International Containers Terminal (QICT) Karachi. While talking to Customs Today, senior lawyer Lahore High Court and president (JLA) Imran Bhutta who is also a foreign qualified legal expert, said that Indians are ... Read More »

Presence of Indians at QICT a serious security threat: Advocate Aamir Shoukat

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ISLAMABAD: Presence of Indians at Qasim International Container Terminal (QICT) is not only an issue of increasing irregularities at the QICT but also a national security risk. As Indians support for terrorism in Pakistan is well-known so Interior Ministry should take immediate action on the matter and conduct a high-level investigation into the issue to punish the responsible officials in ... Read More »

Interior Ministry, NAB should take action against illegal appointment of Indians at QICT: Barrister Ejaz

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LAHORE: Barrister Ejaz Ali Bhatti has urged the Ministry of Interior and National Accountability Bureau to take stern action against illegal appointment of Indians at Qasim International Containers Terminal (QICT) Karachi. While talking to Customs Today, senior lawyer Lahore High Court (LHC) Barrister Ejaz Ali Bhatti who is also a foreign qualified legal expert, said that Indians allegedly working unlawfully ... Read More »

Multan Adjudication hearing cases without any influence & interference: Additional Collector Talib Hussain

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MULTAN: Collectorate of Customs Adjudication showed outstanding performance throughout 2018 by concluding more than 500 seizure cases after trial and generated record revenue of Rs815.915 millions during first six months of the current economic year by providing speedy justice after adjudicating. This was stated by Additional Collector Adjudication Talib Hussain during an exclusive interview with Customs Today the other day in his ... Read More »

Indians involvement in suspicious activities at QICT may create economic unrest: Advocate Zafar

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MULTAN: Presence of Indians without permission of Interior Ministry at Qasim International Container Terminal (QICT) is a huge risk for national security and these appointed Indians are allegedly involved into suspicious activities for creating economic unrest in the country. This was stated by Advocate Zafar Iqbal Ansari while talking to Customs Today about presence of Indian nationals at Qasim International ... Read More »

Collection of exorbitant demurrage & detention charges from genuine importers creating economic disorder: Advocate Saqib

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MULTAN: Collection of exorbitant demurrage and detention charges from genuine importers by M/s Maersk Pakistan (Pvt) Ltd, Pacific International Lines (PIL) and its agents in Pakistan, M/s Pacific Delta Shipping (Pvt) Ltd is breaching laws and creating economic disorder in the country. National Accountability Bureau (NAB) should take rigorous action against said shipping companies to resolve complaints of importers. This ... Read More »

Maneuvers of Maerk, PIL, Pacific Delta can be dangerous for economy of country: Mian Islam

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LAHORE: Shipping industry in developing countries like Pakistan is very important for development of the country and when these companies start blackmailing of the importers through its agents and dealers, it can destroy the economy of the country. This was stated by PVC scrap importer and senior member of All PVC Pipes Manufacturing Association Lahore Mian Islam while talking with ... Read More »

Blackmailing by Maersk, PIL, Pacific Delta shattered economy: Mian Shakeel Javed

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MULTAN: Blackmailing of Shipping Companies like M/s Maersk Pakistan (Pvt) Ltd, Pacific International Lines (PIL) and its agents in Pakistan, M/s Pacific Delta Shipping (Pvt) Ltd at Qasim International Container terminal (QICT) has shackled the economy. Shipping companies have misplaced the image of port and trust of importers over the collection of inequitable charges of demurrage and detention on clearance ... Read More »

Indians working at QICT without permission of Interior Ministry a serious security threat: Advocate Sheikh Ghias

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MULTAN: Huge number of Indians under the guise of shipping companies working without permission of Interior Ministry at Qasim International Container Terminal (QICT) are causing economic and national security threats due to their doubtful dealings. Interior ministry and security agencies must initiate verification process and enhance vigilance of these Indians working in different shipping companies to prevent any sort of ... Read More »

NAB should take action against Maersk, PIL, Pacific Delta: Advocate Nazim

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MULTAN: National Accountability Bureau (NAB) should take action against M/s Maersk Pakistan (Pvt) Ltd, Pacific International Lines (PIL) and its agents in Pakistan, M/s Pacific Delta Shipping (Pvt) Ltd in a mega scam of exorbitant demurrage and detention to address grievances of importers. Collection of exorbitant demurrage and detention charges from genuine importers is open violation of laws and said shipping ... Read More »

Indians working at QICT without MOI clearance pose security risk: Qazi Jaffar

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PESHAWAR: The Indians working unlawfully at Qasim International Container Terminal (QICT) without the issuance of No Objection Certificate (NOC) by the Ministry of Interior (MOI) might be a national security risk. The law enforcement agencies must hold the license of M/s QICT due to its operations without clearance of MOI. Talking with Customs Today, advocate Peshawar High court Qazi Jaffer expressed shock ... Read More »

Comprehensive training of I&I staff is need of the hour: Wajid Ali

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PESHAWAR: Directorate of Customs Intelligence and Investigation Additional Director Wajid Ali said that comprehensive training of customs staff is required on priority basis. During an exclusive interview with Customs Today, he said that Pakistan Customs as whole but Customs I&I in particular is facing various issues including shortage of staff, adding that at present most of its staff especially superintendents ... Read More »

Quetta Customs surpasses assigned revenue collection by 26pc through effective strategy: Collector Ashraf Ali

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QUETTA: Customs Collectorate Collector Asharaf said that the Collectorate collected more than Rs13 billion under all heads and surpassed the target of revenue collection by 26% during first half of Fiscal Year 2018-19 due to a comprehensive strategy. Talking with Customs Today during an exclusive interview, the collector said that the revenue collection during the first six months (July-December 2018-19) surpassed its ... Read More »

IDP team’s efforts helped surpass revenue target in 2 quarters: DC Saleha Zakir Shah

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ISLAMABAD: Deputy Collector Islamabad Dry Port (IDP) Saleha Zakir Shah said that collection of revenue is our second priority but vigilance is our topmost priority. Talking with Customs Today during an exclusive interview, she said that she believed on teamwork and having trust in people. She added that during the first half of Financial Year 2018-19, the Islamabad Dry Port ... Read More »

SOP between Customs & Motorway Police should be revised: ADC Muhammad Ashfaq

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ISLAMABAD: Additional Collector Muhammad Ashfaq has said that continuity of smuggling through motorway is a serious challenge for Islamabad Customs and SOP between Motorway Police (MP) and Customs Department should be revised. During an exclusive interview with Customs Today Additional Collector said Motorway Police (MP) had signed a Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) few months back which was not properly followed ... Read More »

Khawaja Shafique appreciates NAB for taking action against Maersk Pakistan, PIL

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MULTAN: Chairman All Pakistan Anjuman-e-Tajiran Khawaja Muhammad Shafique appreciated the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) for taking action against M/s Maersk Pakistan (Pvt) Ltd, M/s Pacific International Lines (PIL) and its agents in Pakistan, M/s Pacific Delta Shipping (Pvt) Ltd in a mega scam of demurrage and detention worth billions. He expressed that economic situation of the country is very critical and business community ... Read More »