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Customs DGTR trains 500 partakers of various associations, Lahore chamber


Trained individuals are playing vital role in handling WeBOC, other customs related matters effectively: Kanwal Ali  LAHORE: As many as 500 participants from various associations and Lahore Chamber of Commerce and Industry have been trained and the same are playing vital role in handling WeBOC system efficiently in real time besides dealing with various other customs related matters effectively These ... Read More »

Customs starts anti-smuggling operations with Rangers


MULTAN: The Customs Intelligence and Investigation Multan Range has started the joint anti-smuggling operations in cooperation with the Rangers to curb smuggling in the jurisdiction. This was stated by Deputy Director Customs Intelligence and Investigation Multan Range Abdul Mueed Kanjoo in an exclusive interview with Customs Today in his customs intelligence office. There are two main supply routes commonly used ... Read More »

FTO playing vital role in resolving grievances of taxpayers: Abdul Rauf Chaudhary

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MULTAN: The Federal Tax Ombudsman (FTO) has full authority to take stern action against maladministration of the tax department on the complaints of taxpayers. This was told by Federal Tax Ombudsman Abdur Rauf Chaudhry during an exclusive interview with Customs Today in his regional Office. He said that FTO is playing vital role in resolving grievances of taxpayers of the ... Read More »

ASO shows brilliant performance during FY2016-17 with seizures valued Rs1700m

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ISLAMABAD: The Anti-Smuggling Organization (ASO) Peshawar showed a hundred-time high performance during the current Financial Year FY2016-17 with the impounded goods and vehicles valued Rs1700.00million whereas the ASO seized worth Rs700.00million smuggled goods during same period of corresponding year 2015-16. The ASO seized Non-Duty-Paid offending vehicles (Vehicles used for smuggling purposes) and smuggled goods valued Rs192.43million during the 1st of April to ... Read More »

Quetta collectorate’s real efforts increase revenues & seizures: Dr Saeed Jadoon

Collector Saeed Jadoon Quetta

QUETTA: The Collectorate of Quetta accelerated the anti-smuggling efforts which have increased the revenues and seizures during the current Financial Year 2016-17. Under the jurisdiction of Quetta Collectorate, the smuggling trend through trucks and buses has almost been discouraged. Transportation of smuggled goods has been shifted through buddies, handcart and pickups by bypassing the route check-posts existing at Chaman–Quetta route. ... Read More »

Customs I&I intensifies crackdowns against smugglers

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ASO teams are using all available resources to bring illegal import to a minimum: Deputy Director Ali Zeb Khan LAHORE: The Directorate of Customs Intelligence & Investigations (I&I) has intensified anti-smuggling operations in order to curtail smuggling of goods and vehicles at all the levels while the teams have been instructed to adopt zero tolerance against type of illegal import ... Read More »

Emergence of new markets should lead to a more unconventional approach by taxmen: Bahawal


LAHORE: Assistant Commissioner Inland Revenue Zone VI, Corporate Regional Tax Officer (CRTO) Bahawal Shahryar, has said it is high time that fast pace of technological progress and emergence of new markets should lead to a more unconventional and cutting-edge approach by the taxmen of the country. Bahawal currently holds the jurisdiction of the Non-Profit Organizations (NPOs), NGOs, Trusts and charitable ... Read More »

Multan AFU striving hard to curb smuggling, money laundering: Assistant Collector Ikram

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MULTAN: The Model Customs Collectorate Multan Air Freight Unit is delivering one of the most convenient international standard services to importers and exporters in the region of South Punjab after its inauguration, while on the other hand AFU is using all available resources to curb smuggling. This was stated by Assistant Collector Customs AFU Muhammad Ikram during an exclusive interview ... Read More »

Gwadar Port has potential to become busiest port in region: Chairman Dostain Khan Jamaldini


KARACHI: Gwadar Port Authority Chairman Dostain Khan Jamaldini has said that the port has the potential to become one of the busiest ports in the region. In an exclusive interview with Customs Today, he said that the port is ready for ships to berth operations. Three ships arrived at the port during last week, he said, adding that the port ... Read More »

PR finally agrees to construct weighbridge at Islamabad Dry Port: Amanat Khan

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ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Railways (PR) has shown an interest to build the infrastructure of Islamabad Customs Dry Port of international standard. On reminding the Pakistan Railways Ministry by the Islamabad Customs many a times, the PR has finally passed a tender to construct a weighbridge at the Islamabad Dry Port after a long period of meetings and correspondences between the PR and ... Read More »

Customs officials facing compromising situation on checking at BBIA: Teheniat


ISLAMABAD: The Airport Security Force (ASF) is not willing to issue all-area-passes to Customs Airport staff. Even the customs staff is unable to move around Rawal lounge, so the customs staff needs to reach domestic flights via Rawal lounge freely for checking of baggage. Without issuing of all-area-passes by the ASF, the customs officials are facing compromising situation on checking ... Read More »

Govt should declare Customs as law enforcement agency: Ikhlaq Khattak

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ISLAMABAD: Chief Customs FBR Ikhlaq Ahmad Khattak has said that Pakistan Custom is working in challenging and difficult environment as 18 Customs officials have been martyred and more than 11 others injured for the last one year. During an exclusive interview with Customs Today, Ikhlaq Ahmad Khattak said that Federal Board of Revenue has decided to move a summery through ... Read More »

AFU facing decline due to too many exemptions on imports: Shahid Jan

Deputy Collector Shahid Jan

ISLAMABAD: There are too many exemptions on imports under the head of Income Tax. Because of this, the Air Freight Unit (AFU) has been facing decline for the past months. During the month of March FY2016-17, the AFU surpassed the Sales Tax because pending payment of Rs50 million under the head of ST had been released by the Pakistan International ... Read More »

Discretionary powers integral part of law: Dr Irshad

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FBR functionaries who are committing access while conducting raids under section 38-b will have to face the music LAHORE: Discretionary powers are not illegal and are integral part of law, however, where Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) functionaries are committing access while conducting raids under section 38-b they will have to face the music. Board has shifted its focus from ... Read More »

Economy can be strengthened by stringent laws against tax evasion: DC Ghazala Nasir


LAHORE: Deputy Commissioner, Zone IV, CRTO, Lahore, Ghazala Nasir Siddique has said the stringent laws against tax evasion and tax avoidance is a key to strengthen  national  economy. During an exclusive interview with Customs Today, Ghazala Nasir Siddique said the tax is a charge in terms of monetary, which is paid by public to the government. Tax evasion is the ... Read More »

Human Resource Management to introduce new structural reforms in FBR: Rozi Khan Burki


ISLAMABAD: Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) Member Human Resource Management (HRM) Rozi Khan Burki has said that the board has assigned him a task to introduce structural reforms in the tax collection system. During an exclusive interview with Customs Today, Burki said: “I have proposed that the number of FBR members should be reduced and director generals should be placed ... Read More »

Fruits exporters facing main issues of packaging & lack of equal sizes of pieces


ISLAMABAD: The main issue facing the exporters of fresh fruits to sell their products in the international market is lack of proper packaging and sameness (Equal sizes) among pieces of fruits. The exporters must follow the latest techniques to meet the international standards. The Customs Export Section of Model Customs Collectorate Islamabad entertained business valued Rs19425million during the first three ... Read More »

Member Operations IR Rehmatullah Wazir vows to raise withholding tax ratio up to 30pc till June

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ISLAMABAD: Member Operations Inland Revenue Rehmat Ullah Khan Wazir has said that though 22 percent growth in withholding tax is very good, there is still need to take measures to improve revenue collections. “I have directed all the withholding commissioners to raise the ratio up to 30 percent till the end of June, move forward and do more work,” he ... Read More »

Port Qasim collects Rs 312b against assigned target of Rs 247b till March 27: Collector Saeed Akram


Importers, exporters can see clearance process on their computers and this is how we have tried to minimize corruption as much as possible KARACHI: The Port Muhammad Bin Qasim authorities have collected Rs 312 billion against the assigned target of Rs 247 billion till March 27, 2017, Collector Saeed Akram has said. In an exclusive interview with Customs Today, he ... Read More »

Samad paying special attention to boost AFU activities against smuggling


FAISALABAD: Model Customs Collectorate ( MCC) Faisalabad’s Assistant Collector Samad Hamdani is paying special attention to boost the Air Freight Unit (AFU) activities in order to make the region well protected from smuggling at the Faisalabad International Airport. This was stated by Faisalabad Customs Assistant Collector (AC) Samad Hamdani during an interview with Customs Today. He said we are always ... Read More »