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Port Qasim Appraiser Zulfiqar Ali Shaikh moves SHC challenging inquiry against him

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KARACHI: The Sindh High Court (SHC) has directed customs authorities to file para wise comments on a constitutional petition filed by Zulfiqar Ali Shaikh, Appraiser, Customs Collectorate Port Muhammad Bin Qasim, challenging an inquiry against him under the government servants (efficiency and discipline) rules 1973. A two-member bench, headed by Justice Muhammad Ali Mazhar, heard the petition. During the hearing, ... Read More »

Custom Preventive foils bids to smuggle huge quantity of drugs at Karachi airport

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KARACHI: Pakistan Customs Preventive has seized a huge quantity of drugs worth million of rupees. According to the source, a joint team of the Customs Preventive and Anti Narcotics Force (ANF) seized a huge quantity of heroin and cocaine worth million of rupees as well as have arrested two suspects. The team arrested two foreign bound passengers identified as Waseem ... Read More »

Customs Court sends suspect to jail for illegally importing kerosene oil

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KARACHI: Acting Judge of the Customs Taxation and Anti-Smuggling Court Syed Arshad Noor Khan has sent suspect, Irfan Ahmed, to Central Jail Karachi on judicial remand, who was allegedly involved in mis-declaration and imported restricted kerosene oil under the garb of white spirit. During the hearing, investigation officer produced the suspect before the court and informed that M/s SMD Sons ... Read More »

M/s Al Sons Auto Parts moves SHC challenging audit for tax year 2015

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KARACHI: The Sindh High Court (SHC) has directed tax authorities to file para wise comments on a constitutional petition filed by M/s Al Sons Auto Parts (Private) Limited against selection for audit for tax year 2015 and restraining order for cancelling/ suspending or otherwise revoking the exemption granted for the year 2017 by the customs department. A two-member bench, headed ... Read More »

Customs Court sends suspect to jail booked in illegal removal of pay order case

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KARACHI: Acting Judge of the Customs Taxation and Anti-Smuggling Court Syed Arshad Noor Khan has sent a suspect, Mohsin son of Abdul Ghaffar, to Central Jail Karachi on judicial remand, who was booked for removing a pay order illegally. The court also directed the jail authority to produce him before the court on the next date of hearing. During the ... Read More »

DG Valuation revises customs values of plain particle board & primed, melamine

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KARACHI: The Directorate General of Customs Valuation has revised the customs values of plain particle board and primed, melamine and veneered moulded fiber door skin vide Valuation Ruling No 1187/2017 under Section 25A of the Customs Act, 1969.According to details. According to the details, the customs values of plain particle board and prime, melamine and veneered moulded fiber door skin ... Read More »

DG Valuation issues Valuation Ruling No 1186/2017

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KARACHI: The Directorate General of Customs Valuation has revised the customs value of Sorbitol Solution 70 percent non-crystalline grade notified vide Valuation Ruling No 1186/2017 under Section 25A of the Customs Act, 1969. According to the details, the stakeholders, including importers, local manufacturers, Pakistan Chemical and Dyes Merchant Association (PCDMA) and representatives from clearance Collectorates, participated and presented their view ... Read More »

SHC issues notice to APM Terminal Operator in ST recovery case

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KARACHI: The Sindh High Court has ordered issuance of notice to APM Terminal Operator for July 25 in an appeal filed by Sindh Revenue Board (SRB) assailing order of Salex Tax Tribunal. The order was issued by an appellate bench comprising Justice Irfan Saadat Khan and Justice Arshad Hussain Khan. According to the appellant they served the respondent terminal operator ... Read More »

WCO assists Pakistan Customs to map WeBOC system to WCO Data Model

WCO assists Pakistan Customs to map its WeBOC system

KARACHI: The World Customs Organisation (WCO) held a national workshop on the WCO Data Model (WCO DM) from June 12 to 16 in Karachi with the financial support of Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs (HMRC) Fund. The objective of the workshop was to assist the administration with mapping its Web Based One Customs (WeBOC) system to the WCO DM. The ... Read More »

Customs (South) hosts farewell Iftar dinner in honour of FBR chief

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KARACHI: Pakistan Customs (South) has hosted a farewell Iftar-cum-dinner in honour of outgoing Federal Board of Revenue Chairman Dr Muhammad Irshad at the Ramada Creek DHA Karachi. All officers of Pakistan Customs Service (South) attended the said function along with senior officers of Inland Revenue Service (South). The guests were treated to a sumptuous Iftar followed by speeches by senior ... Read More »

Pakistan Taxation Club arranges farewell Iftar dinner for Dr Irshad

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KARACHI: Pakistan Taxation Club’s Karachi chapter has arranged a farewell dinner for Federal Board of Revenue’s outgoing chairman, Dr Muhammad Irshad. In a largely attended function, officers of IRS and Pakistan Customs as well as retired officers of both the services gathered to pay rich tributes to Dr Muhammad Irshad who rendered admirable services all throughout his illustrious career. Pakistan ... Read More »

DG Valuation issues Valuation Ruling No. 1184/2017

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KARACHI: The Directorate General of Customs Valuation has revised the customs value of Light Fittings/Fixtures and Parts Valuation Ruling No 1184/2017 under Section 25A of the Customs Act, 1969. Customs values of light fittings/fixtures and parts thereof were earlier determined vide Valuation Ruling No.981/2016, dated 28-11-2016. M/s. Rajput Enterprise, filed Revision Petition under Section 25D of the Customs Act, 1969, ... Read More »

Customs Court sends two suspects to jail in tax evasion case

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KARACHI: Acting judge of the Customs Taxation and Anti-Smuggling Court Arshad Noor Khan has sent two suspects, Mansoor Ahmed and Muhammad Junaid, to Central Jail Karachi on judicial remand. They were arrested on the charges of tax fraud as well as duty and tax evasion of Rs 6.32 million. During the hearing, investigation officer produced the suspects before the court ... Read More »

DG Valuation revises customs values of chandeliers, pendants & hanging lights

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KARACHI: The Directorate General of Customs Valuation has revised the customs values of chandeliers, pendants and other hanging lights and parts vide Valuation Ruling No 1185/2017 under Section 25A of the Customs Act, 1969. Customs values of chandeliers, pendants and other hanging lights and parts thereof were earlier determined vide Valuation Ruling No.982/2016, dated 28-11-2016. M/s.  Rajput Enterprise, filed the ... Read More »

Customs Court approves pre-arrest bail of suspects involved in import of kerosene oil

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KARACHI: The Acting Judge of the Customs Taxation and Anti-Smuggling Court Syed Arshad Noor Khan has granted interim pre-arrest bail to suspects namely Muhammad Shahid, Abdul Samad and Sher Ameen who were allegedly involved in mis-declaration and imported restricted kerosene oil under the garb of white spirit. During the hearing, counsel for the suspects informed the court that their clients ... Read More »

SHC seeks remarks on petition filed for release of loudspeakers

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KARACHI: The Sindh High Court has directed tax department to file para wise comments on a constitutional petition filed by Mansoor Shahanshah, proprietor of M/s East Electronics trade makers and Shaheryar Shahanshah, seeking release of their consignment of eight inches loudspeakers in Magway brand blocked by customs authorities. A two-member bench, headed by Justice Aqeel Ahmed Abbasi heard the petition. ... Read More »

SHC appellate bench stays auction of Indian printed cloth

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KARACHI: The Sindh High Court has stayed auction of Indian printed cloth and deferred further proceedings till second week of August. A SHC appellate bench, comprising Justice Irfan Saadat Khan and Justice Arshad Hussain Khan, was hearing a constitution petition filed by Uniform Centre which imported three consignments of polyester cloth from India. According to the petitioner, the first consignment ... Read More »

SHC appellate bench orders release of soap consignment

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KARACHI: Sindh High Court has ordered the Customs authorities to release a soap consignment. A SHC appellate bench, comprising Justice Irfan Saadat Khan and Justice Arshad Hussain Khan, was hearing a petition filed by Shazik Enterprises which imported a consignment of soap which was detained by the Pakistan Customs after a valuation dispute. The importer filed the goods declaration and ... Read More »

Customs Preventive recovers 7.75kg heroin from UK-bound passenger

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KARACHI: Customs Preventive has seized 7.75kg light brown heroin powder worth Rs77.5 million and arrested several accused including low rank officials. of Customs The arrested persons include Amjad Mehmood Dock Handler, Sepoy Abdul Majid and a Customs janitor Prem, main accused Javed Ali and Hammad Travel Agent. A passenger, Jawed Ali S/o Qurban Ali, holding UK passport was stopped on ... Read More »

DG Valuation issues Valuation Ruling 1183/2017

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KARACHI: The Directorate General of Customs Valuation has revised the customs values of miscellaneous stationery items vide Valuation Ruling No 1183/2017 under Section 25A of the Customs Act, 1969. According to the details, customs values of stationery items were earlier determined vide Valuation Ruling No.961/2016, dated 11-11-2016. The customs values of some items were revised by the Director General of ... Read More »