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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 »

Quetta Customs earns Rs5595m more revenue & impounds 620 vehicles in nine months

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ISLAMABAD: The Model Customs Collectorate (MCC) Quetta generated Rs5595million additional revenue of all the duties and taxes during first three quarters (July to March) FY17-18 against the same corresponding FY16-17 while it took into possession 620 NDP vehicles priced at Rs625million during nine months of FY17-18. Collector, Model Customs Collectorate Quetta, Ashraf Ali stated this while giving an exclusive interview ... Read More »

Islamabad Customs impounds 187 vehicles and other items valued at Rs315m during nine months

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ISLAMABAD: The Anti-Smuggling Organization (ASO) Islamabad took into possession 187 offending and NDP vehicles along with various kinds of imported smuggling goods worth Rs315million during first nine months (July to March) FY17-18. This was stated by Majid Hussain Gaad, Assistant Collector, Anti-Smuggling Organization (ASO) Islamabad, while give an exclusive interview to Customs Today on Thursday. He said that the ASO ... Read More »

All customs security staff ordered not to lapse into negligence: Wajid Zaman

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ISLAMABAD: The Islamabad Dry Port (IDP) collected Rs830million of extra Customs Duty (CD) during July to 21st of March FY17-18 against an earmarked revenue collection target for the entire three quarters (July to 31st March) FY17-18. Deputy Collector Wajid Zaman explained details while giving an exclusive interview to Customs Today. He said that the IDP earned Rs3296million revenue of CD ... Read More »

Seizure of contraband goods increases during past three months

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PESHAWAR: The Directorate of Anti-Smuggling Unit, Customs House Peshawar, has confiscated Non-Duty-Paid goods worth Rs610million during the past three months. Knowing that the Model Customs Collectorate Peshawar lacks modern technology and trained officers, Pakistan Custom’s Directorate of Anti-Smuggling Unit Peshawar Deputy Collector Obaid Ullah Khan is committed to eliminating the menace of smuggling in the region. This was stated by ... Read More »

Data mining and analysis can improve tax collection, expand tax base: Usman Bhatti

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LAHORE: Data mining and data analysis can improve collection of taxes and provide useful data to broaden the tax base. This was stated by the Usman Azam Bhatti, Assistant Commissioner Inland Revenue, Regional Tax Office-II (RTO-II) Lahore during an exclusive interview with Customs Today. Usman Bhatti  said, in contemporary world, progress of every country hinges on its economy and taxation ... Read More »

Islamabad Customs generates Rs4980m extra revenue even before three months of target

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ISLAMABAD: The Model Customs Collectorate (MCC) Islamabad earned Rs4980million more revenue during first three quarters of the year starting from July to March FY17-18 than an assigned revenue target. This has been stated by Saiqa Abass, Assistant Collector, Model Customs Collectorate (MCC) Islamabad, while giving an exclusive interview to Customs Today. During first eight months and three weeks of FY17-18, ... Read More »

FBR generates total Rs2254.6b revenue as all taxes during July-February 2017-18

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ISLAMABAD: Muhammad Ashfaq, Additional Collector, Model Customs Collectorate Islamabad said that the FBR collected a total revenue of Rs2254.6billion of all taxes during July-February FY2017-18 while Pakistan Customs solely earned Rs1043.18billion during the same duration. Muhammad Ashfaq narrated many important issues while talking to Customs Today during an exclusive interview. Telling about the customs workforce in Pakistan, he said that ... Read More »

Customs Islamabad displays adequate potential by impounding 186 vehicles & items

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ISLAMABAD: The ASO Islamabad took into possession 186 vehicles along with a large quantity of other smuggling goods worth Rs453million during July to 10th of March FY17-18. According to details explained by Majid Hussain Gaad, Assistant Collector, Anti-Smuggling Organization (ASO) Islamabad, while giving an exclusive interview to Customs Today that, during above said period, the ASO Islamabad showed satisfactory performance ... Read More »

Customs Quetta acquits itself brilliantly by impounding 44 NDP vehicles during 15 days

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QUETTA: The Anti-Smuggling Organization (ASO) showed an outstanding performance by impounding 44 NDP vehicles valued at Rs44million and Iranian diesel priced at Rs9.188million during first 15 days of March FY17-18. According to details given by Ashraf Ali, Collector, Model Customs Collectorate (MCC) Quetta, while giving an exclusive interview to Customs Today that the ASO Quetta is working with full devotion ... Read More »

Inept port operations, cumbersome customs procedures cause additional costs for exporters: FPCCI

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LAHORE: Cumbersome customs procedures, inefficient port operations, inadequate infrastructure, excessive document requirements and extra-ordinary delays in release of refunds all lead to additional costs and delays for exporters. These views were expressed by Federation of Pakistan Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FPCCI) Vice President & Regional Chairman Ch Arfan Yousaf the other day. Talking to Customs Today, he expressed grave ... Read More »

FBR Member Customs Zahid Khokhar orders probe into misuse of green channel facility at Port Qasim

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ISLAMABAD: Federal Board of Revenue Member Customs Muhammad Zahid Khokhar has stated that he has ordered the chief collector Karachi to investigate the scam of misuse of green channel facility at the Port Qasim and report back to him. During an exclusive interview with Customs Today, the FBR Member Customs disclosed that China Tax Administration has agreed to provide the ... Read More »

DC Islamabad Dry Port reflects dissatisfaction over agreed provision of infrastructure by PR

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ISLAMABD: Wajid Zaman, Deputy Collector, Margallah Dry Port Islamabad requested Pakistan Railways (PR) to provide security cameras, proper concrete floor at the examination area, installation of razor wire on the height of walls at the east and south sides of the dry port and replacement of outdated machinery (Cranes and lifters) on urgent basis. Talking with Customs Today while giving ... Read More »

NSW system to modernize trade with paperless procedure for saving time & cost

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PESHAWAR: The Customs Department of Pakistan under the Federal Board of Revenue is working hard for the establishment of a National Single Window (NSW) for trade throughout its borders. The NSW will allow the parties involved in the trade and transport to file the standardized information and documents at a single point of entry for all the imports, exports, and ... Read More »

Misuse of green channel facility at Port Qasim causing losses to national exchequer: Shinwari

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PESHAWAR: Sarhad Chamber of Commerce and Industries (SCCI) President Zahid Ullah Shinwari has alleged that some importers use green channel facility in cahoots with customs officials to avoid taxes and duties. Talking to Customs Today, Shinwari said that the officials who facilitate ‘smuggling’ through green channel bring bad name to the Federal Board of Revenue (FBR). He said that the ... Read More »

All stations & sections ordered to do utmost to meet allocated targets of February

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ISLAMABAD: All the customs stations working under the jurisdiction of the MCC Islamabad collected Rs40million additional Customs Duty (CD) during the first three weeks of February FY17-18 against a revenue collection during the same period of corresponding FY16-17. This was stated by Dr. Zulfikar Ali Chaudhry, Collector MCC Islamabad, while talking to Customs Today in an exclusive interview on Saturday. ... Read More »