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Cooperative relations with all stakeholders made my tenure successful: Dr Arslan

Collector Arslan Subuctageen web

ISLAMABAD: Newly transferred Collector of Model Customs Collectorate (MCC) Islamabad Dr. Arslan Sebuktageen spent a successful tenure at the MCC Islamabad which will be remembered for long. He made the Car Cell operational, set up Canaan Centre, and a library at the MCC Islamabad. He seized 27 kg of gold and won many cases from the Supreme Court, High Court ... Read More »

FBR needs 141.5 acre to improve Wagah Border Crossing Project

Tariq Mahmood Pasha

SLAMABAD: Under the Integrated Transit Trade Management System, the Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) needs a total of 141.5 acres of land at Wagah border. However, the government already owns 65 acre through National Logistics Cell (NLC). Sources told Customs Today that project consultants have identified 76 acres of additional land to set up new export and import processing facilities. ... Read More »

AB Islamabad seizes 120 mobile phones of different brands being smuggled from Dubai


ISLAMABAD: The Customs staff of the Islamabad Airport Accompanied Baggage (AB) Section confiscated 120 assorted cell phones from a passenger who was coming from Dubai. According to details given by Shahid Jan, Acting Additional Collector, Air Freight Unit, Islamabad, that, during a routine checking, the Customs staff doubted a baggage and ask the baggage holder to show his luggage. Passenger ... Read More »

Decision on complaints filed by FBR employees reserved

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ISLAMABAD: Two division benches of the Federal Service Tribunal on Monday reserved decision on Syed Sultan Abbas’s complaint filed against the Federal Board of Revenue (FBR). The FST benches, comprising Members, Syed Rafique Hussain Shah and Dr Nazir Saeed, heard the matter carrying compliants about implementation. Syed Rafique Hussain Shah and Dr Nazir Saeed had been hearing the matter for ... Read More »

FBR investigating suspected tax evasion cases under gift scheme


ISLAMABAD: The Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) is investigating as many as 2785 cases of tax evasion under gift scheme, which is suspected to have been misused for the transfer of money and assets. The issue is already on the table of the Senate Committee on Finance, Revenue and Economic Affairs since July 18, 2017 and would be discussed further ... Read More »

Customs North Region stays surplus with Rs33.22m WHT during 11 days of August 2017-18

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ISLAMABAD: The Customs North Region, comprising four Model Customs Collectorates (MCCs) including MCC Islamabad, MCC Samberial, MCC Peshawar and MCC Gilgit-Baltistan (GB), collected extra revenue of Rs33.22million as With Holding Tax (WHT) during the 1st to 11th of August Financial Year (FY) 2017-18 against the same financial period of FY16-17. The North Region earned Rs260.63million of WHT during the initial ... Read More »

FBR Islamabad uncovers mis-declaration of Rs39.405m by M/s Charisma Catering

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ISLAMABAD: The Directorate General, Customs Intelligence and Investigation, Federal Board of Revenue Islamabad has detected a case of tax evasion through mis-declaration amounting to Rs39.405 million by M/s Charisma Catering, Rose Arcade, Sector G-11, Markaz Islamabad. According to details, Director, Directorate of Intelligence and Investigation FBR, received a tip-off that M/s Charisma Catering Islamabad has imported polyester and viscose fabrics ... Read More »

FBR ‘delays’ action against money launderers for one year


ISLAMABAD: The Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) has reportedly delayed action for more than a year against the money launderers, pointed out by the State Bank’s Financial Monitoring Unit (FMU). The SBP’s FMU accused more than 330 of money laundering, out of which 80 per cent are business tycoons and 20pc influential politicians. The FMU generates monthly reports about suspicious ... Read More »

NDP contraband Toyota Hilux Surf impounded by ASO Islamabad


ISLAMABAD: The Anti-Smuggling Organization of the Directorate General Customs Intelligence and Investigation, Federal Board of Revenue Rawalpindi, has taken into possession the foreign origin used non-duty-paid smuggled Toyota Hilux surf worth Rs1.85million. According to the sources, the anti-smuggling staff of the Rawalpindi Directorate Customs Intelligence has received a tip-off that a foreign origin used Toyota Hilux with a fake registration ... Read More »

Reply sought from FBR on complaints filed by employees


ISLAMABAD: The Federal Service Tribunal has directed the Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) to submit a reply in cases of ‘special allowance’, ‘implementation’ and ‘increment’ filed by the board employees during third week of August. FST bench comprising Members Ishtiaq Ahmed and Dr Nazir Saeed held the hearing. The bench heard arguments on case of special allowance filed by Muhammad ... Read More »

Customs Appellate Tribunal chairman concludes three day visit in Islamabad


ISLAMABAD: Customs Appellate Tribunal Chairman Justice (r) Malik Manzoor Hussain has completed his three-day visit to the tribunal’s headquarters in Islamabad during recent week after lapse of almost three weeks since his last visit. During his stay, the chairman had heard cases in two division and single benches besides heading administrative affairs pending with the tribunal. He had reached Islamabad ... Read More »

64 Customs officers of BS 18-19 reshuffled


ISLAMABAD: Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) has transferred and posted 64 Pakistan Customs Service officers of BS 18-19 with immediate effect and further orders. Mumtaz Ali Khoso (BS-19) has been has been transferred and posted as Director (OPS), Directorate General of IOCO, Karachi from the post of Additional Collector, Directorate General of Customs Valuation, Karachi. Faiz Ali (BS-19) on return ... Read More »

MCC Islamabad to host welcome party for outgoing Dr Saeed Jadoon

Collector Saeed Jadoon Quetta

ISLAMABAD: The officers and staff of the Model Customs Collectorate (MCC) Islamabad will hold a welcome party in honor of Dr Saeed Khan Jadoon on 22nd of August Financial Year 2017-18. The newly transferred Collector Dr. Saeed was working at the MCC Quetta as Collector where he spent a successful tenure. The MCC Quetta told CT that the Collectorate of ... Read More »

FBR assigns Rs 600 billion customs duty collection target for FY2017-18

Tariq Mahmood Pasha

ISLAMABAD: The Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) has set Rs 600 billion revenue collection target under the head of customs duty for the current financial year (2017-18), which is almost 30 percent higher than the last financial year. A decision to this effect was taken during a recently concluded Chief Collectors and Director General’s conference held at the FBR headquarters. ... Read More »

Heavy duty NDP Hino dumper taken into possession by Special Car Cell Islamabad

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ISLAMABAD: A Special Car Cell, Directorate General, Customs Intelligence and Investigation Headquarters, Federal Board of Revenue Islamabad, has impounded a non-duty-paid heavy duty smuggling vehicle used for construction projects worth Rs4.5million. According to sources, staff of the Special Car Cell received a tip-off that a foreign origin used non-duty-paid heavy smuggling vehicle Hino 8C 24 valve dumper with registration plate ... Read More »

Foreign origin cloths weighed 5,786 kg confiscated by ASO Islamabad


ISLAMABAD: The Anti-Smuggling Organization (ASO) Islamabad impounded different kinds of foreign origin fabrics weighed 5,786 kilogram along with an offending (vehicle used for carrying smuggled goods) vehicle from Islamabad toll plaza. According to details given by Ansir Anies, Deputy Collector ASO Islamabad, while talking with Customs Today that Collector MCC Islamabad got a tip-off that a huge consignment of smuggled ... Read More »

Senate body exonerates FBR from AML harassment charges

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ISLAMABAD: The Senate Committee on Finance, Revenue, Economic Affairs, Statistics and Privatization has exonerated Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) from the charges to harass taxpayers by misusing Anti-Money Laundering Act (AML). The committee meeting was partially chaired by senators Saleem Mandviwalla, Ilyas Ahmad Bilour and Kamal Ali Agha and attended by, Muhammad Mohsin Khan Leghari, Ayesha Raza Farooq, Sardar Fateh ... Read More »

Customs Appellate Tribunal adjourns hearing of plea filed by model Ayyan Ali till Sept 18


ISLAMABAD: Customs Appellate Tribunal on Thursday adjourned the hearing of famous Ayyan Ali’s money laundering case till September 18 after issuing directives to advocate Latif Khosa to ensure presence before the tribunal on the next date of hearing. A division bench of the tribunal comprising Chairman Justice (r) Manzoor Hussain and Ziauddin Wazir heard the case. The bench was hearing ... Read More »

33 Customs officers promoted to BS-19


KARACHI: The Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) has promoted 33 Pakistan Customs Service officers from BS 18 to BS-19 with immediate effect. 1. Syed Fawad Ali Shah 2. Mr. Muhammad Saeed Watto 3. Engr. Habib Ahmad 4. Mr. Suleman Yaqub Khan 5. Mr. Sheeraz Ahmad 6. Syed Ali Abbas Gardezi 7. Mr. Naveed Iqbal 8. Mr. Aamer Nawaz Hamid 9. ... Read More »

Salaried individuals can file income tax returns by Aug 31

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ISLAMABAD: Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) has announced deadline on August 31 for salaried individuals to file their income tax returns and wealth statements for tax year 2017. The FBR issued final income tax return forms for individuals and association of persons. It circulated the draft returns forms for both on July 20 and 27, respectively. Salaried individuals are required ... Read More »