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New export package to help increase exports: LCCI VP Nasir Hameed

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LAHORE: Although a bit late, the export development package is a good development to a great extent. The new export package coupled with the improvement in the national law and order and energy output would help increase the country’s exports. These views were expressed by Lahore Chamber of Commerce and Industry Vice- President Nasir Hameed Khan while talking to Customs ... Read More »

Collector Ali Raza expects trade volume of $55b after completion of CPEC

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ISLAMABAD: Analyzing the performance of the Customs Collectorate, Gilgit-Baltistan, Collector Muhammad Ali Raza apprised the correspondent of Customs Today that Gilgit-Baltistan Customs Collectorate performed well this year with the prudent efforts in examination and evaluation of the goods and effective monitoring of the chief collector customs (North) office. He informed that the FBR has allocated a yearly target of Rs. ... Read More »

RTO-II collects Rs48,057m with 24pc growth in first six months of FY 2016-17: Khawaja Adnan

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LAHORE: Chief Commissioner, Regional Tax Office-II, (RTO-II), Khawaja Adnan Zaheer said the RTO-II achieved the set target for the first six months of the Financial Year 2016-17. The RTO-II Lahore has collected Rs 48, 057 million from July to December 2016. During an exclusive interview with Customs Today, Khawaja said the Regional Tax Office-II achieved the target set by the ... Read More »

Peshawar Collector Qurban recommends rewards for seizers of 13 kg gold

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ISLAMABAD: The Collector Model Customs Collectorate Peshawar has recognized the extraordinary performance of the customs staff of BPS-1 to BPS-19 who seized some considerable quantity of gold at the Bacha Khan International Airport (BKIA) Peshawar and recommended their names for the award of special rewards. According to details provided to Customs Today in the form of a reliable document in ... Read More »

Strengthening of FBR can rid country of IMF loans: AC Syed Nasir Jamal

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LAHORE: Pakistan can surely get rid of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) if the Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) has all the required resources to collect taxes. This was stated by Assistant Commissioner Zone-V, Regional Tax Office-II (RTO-II) Syed Nasir Jamal Shah during an exclusive interview with Customs Today. Syed Nasir Jamal said that there is an acute shortage of ... Read More »

IRS playing vital role in strengthening national economy: Deputy Commissioner Chaudhary Naeem Ahmed

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LAHORE: Deputy Commissioner Regional Tax Office, Zone-II, Chaudhary Muhammad Naeem Ahmed has said that the Inland Revenue Services is playing a vital role in progress and prosperity of the country. During an exclusive interview with Customs Today, the deputy commissioner said that the government was taking every possible step to facilitate and encourage the IRS to work as an earning ... Read More »

LTU Zone-II taking steps to boost revenues: Nawal Sheikh

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LAHORE: Zone-II of Large Taxpayers Unit (LTU) is especially focusing on non-filers to boost tax collection for strengthening national economy. The Zone-II is also ensuring assessment of income of taxpayers and imposition of taxes for huge collection in the targeted sectors. This was stated by Nawal Shaikh, Additional Commissioner LTU, Zone-II Enforcement Unit, during an exclusive interview with Customs Today. Talking ... Read More »

Customs Preventive all set to hold competition to highlight dept role: Collector Zulfiqar Younas

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LAHORE: For the first time in the history of Pakistan, the Model Customs Collectorate Preventive has organized a poster competition for young and old artists. The main objective of the competition is to create awareness among the general public about role of the Customs Department in the protection of economic frontiers of the country. This was informed by Collector of ... Read More »

Peshawar Customs to realise revenue target of Q2, ADC Fazal hopes

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ISLAMABAD: Model Customs Collectorate, Peshawar will definitely achieve its revenue target for second quarter of current financial year 2016-17, as hectic efforts are being made to realise the target. This was said by Additional Collector Fazal-e-Samad during an interview with Customs Today, adding that auction of non-duty paid vehicles, gold, currency and other goods was giving special attention to generate ... Read More »

Pakistan has huge exports potential, bright economic future: TDAP Chairman SM Munir

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Urges the government to take care of businessmen’s refund and rebate bringing it to a nil enabling them to invest their stuck-up money in business for growth, development LAHORE: Pakistan has huge exports potential which, if it is taken care of at the government level and the exporters are provided with a level playing field, can be explore to great ... Read More »

Sialkot Customs improving on automation, anti-smuggling performance: Ahmed Reza

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ISLAMABAD: The Model Customs Collectorate, Sialkot has taken special measures in automation, anti-smuggling and pendency of export rebate, besides beefing up preventive measures at Sialkot International Airport to curtail smuggling. In a special interview with Customs Today, Sialkot Customs Collector Ahmed Reza has stated that in line with directions provided by State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) and Federal Board of ... Read More »

LTU legal wing playing vital role to increase revenue: Additional Commissioner Shahid Sattar

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LAHORE: Large Taxpayers Unit (LTU) Additional Commissioner Legal Zone-IV Shahid Sattar has said that legal wing is playing a vital role for increasing revenue under the supervision of FBR. The legal wing defends cases before Commissioner Appeals, Appellate Tribunal Inland Revenue (ATIR), High Court (HC) and Supreme Court (SC). During an exclusive interview with Customs Today, Shahid Sattar said that ... Read More »

GB Customs collects Rs 1826.26m during first 5 months of FY 2016-17

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ISLAMABAD: Model Customs Collectorate, Gilgit Baltistal (GB) collected Rs 450.21 million in November 2016-17 against the assigned target of Rs 224.5 million. The department collected Rs 1,826.26 million as duty and taxes during the first five months of FY2016-17. In an exclusive interview to Customs Today, Assistant Collector Akbar Jan said that GB will follow strict and speedy examination and ... Read More »

Jhang Zone exceeds target by 25 percent: Asad Tahir

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FAISALABAD: The Federal Board of Revenue (FBR), Regional Tax office (RTO), Faisalabad Jhang Zone has collected revenue more than 25 percent under the head of withholding Tax, Broadening of Tax Base (BTB), and Recovery Branch. We always showed outstanding performance and exceeded targets every month added that Asad Tahir jappa Additional Commissioner, Jahng Zone during an exclusive interview given to ... Read More »

GB Customs collects Rs450.212m during November: Assistant Collector Akbar Jan

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ISLAMABAD: The Customs Collectorate Gilgit Baltistan (GB) collected revenue during month of November financial year (FY) 2016-17 under head of all duty taxes amounting Rs.450.212 million against the given target for same month was amounting Rs.224.5 million while GB collected revenue under head of all duty taxes amounting of Rs.1826.26 million during first five months of current FY2016-17. According to ... Read More »

LTU makes legitimate demands on transparent audit of tax cases: Sahar Aftab

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LAHORE: Audit ranges of Large Taxpayers Unit (LTU) conduct transparent audits and complete scrutiny of taxpayers to create legitimate demand and meet the budgetary targets assigned by the Federal Board of Revenue (FBR). This was stated by LTU Zone-I, Unit 02 Deputy Commissioner Sahar Aftab while talking to Customs Today during an interview. She said that primary function of audit ... Read More »

FIA putting in fresh efforts to curb trans-boarded crime: Ch Mazarullah  

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FAISALABAD: Assistant Director Legal Choudhary Mazarullah said that the federal investigation agency (FIA), Faisalabad has started a crackdown against criminals in jurisdiction area on the direction of Interior Minister. The Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) has started a countrywide crackdown against human smuggling. The decision was made following the threat of international financial sanctions on Pakistan due to rising number of ... Read More »

Customs Intelligence needs technology to curb smuggling: Naveedur Rehman

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ISLAMABAD: The Directorate of Customs Intelligence and Investigation should be equipped with technologies at par with other law enforcement agencies (LEAs) in order to expedite investigation process and weed out mafias involved in smuggling and violation of customs laws. Customs Intelligence Deputy Director Naveedur Rehman Bugvi stated this while talking to Customs Today during an interview. He said that the ... Read More »

Unit-VI collects Rs 9.4 from new taxpayers: Deputy Commissioner Faizan Ali Zaidi

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LAHORE: Regional Tax Office-II (RTO-II), Zone-I, Unit -VI collected Rs 9.4 from new taxpayers and Rs 0.75 million through income support levy which was imposed by the government of Pakistan under the Income Tax Ordinance 2016. This was stated by Deputy Commissioner Zone-I Syed Faizan Ali Zaidi during an exclusive interview with Customs Today. He said that Regional Tax Office-II ... Read More »

Faisalabad Customs taking appropriate steps to facilitate trade: Saeed Asad

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FAISALABAD: The Faisalabad Customs is taking appropriate steps to facilitate importers and exporters of the region in order to generate much needed revenue for national kitty, besides tight hinging noose on smugglers. This was stated by Additional Collector Saeed Asad during an interview with Customs Today, adding, “We (customs) are always available to settle the issues of traders, who play ... Read More »