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Customs DGTR trains 500 partakers of various associations, Lahore chamber

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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 »

PRA to bring more than 100 beauty saloons under BIMS

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LAHORE: After the successful roll-out of RIMS (Restaurant Invoice Monitoring System), Punjab Revenue Authority (PRA) has now developed Beauty Parlours Invoice Monitoring System (BIMS) which has been done in collaboration with the Punjab Information Technology Board. To increase revenue of the department PRA has listed more than one hundred famous beauty saloons that are located in posh areas of the ... Read More »

ASO impounds 400 mobile phones worth millions of rupees

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LAHORE: Collectorate of Customs Preventive Anti-Smuggling Organization has seized 400 mobile phones worth millions of rupees from a passenger who was coming from Peshawar on a bus. The sources told Customs Today that the passenger was carrying non-customs paid assorted type of mobile phone and was held by the customs authorities as he failed to produce any legal clearance documents ... Read More »

Customs tribunal hears 15 cases, puts off hearings

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LAHORE: The Customs Appellate Tribunal’s Division Bench-II (single and double), comprising Judicial Member Omer Arshad Hakeem and Member Technical Imran Tariq, heard 15 cases and adjourned all of them until the next hearing. The Customs Appellate Tribunal’s single bench, comprising Omer Arshed Hakeem, heard six cases including Muhammad Khalid Hussain versus Directorate of Intelligence and Investigation Multan, Customs Faisalabad versus ... Read More »

Customs tribunal remands back case of M/s Toray Plast for fresh ruling

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LAHORE: The Customs Appellate Tribunal has remanded a case of M/s Toray Plast back to the collector of customs (Appeals) with the order to re-ascertain the correct PCT heading. The case was filed against the Collector of Customs (Appraisement) Dry Port Mughalpura Lahore, Deputy Director PCA and others. The impugned order is partly set aside by the tribunal. As per ... Read More »

Court adjourns case against alleged tyres smuggler

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LAHORE: The Special Federal Court of Customs Taxation and Anti-Smuggling has adjourned the hearing of a case filed against accused who was arrested from Lahore with a truck loaded with costly tyres. Sources told Customs Today that accused was booked when customs intelligence team intercepted a truck which was coming from Quetta near Thokar Niaz Baig. During searching of the ... Read More »

Customs Court hears 18 cases on Tuesday

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LAHORE: The Special Court of Customs Taxation and Anti-Smuggling on Tuesday heard 18 cases, including pre-arrest bail pleas filed by suspects. Most of the cases were adjourned without any proceedings as the parties and lawyers concerned did not appear in the court. Hearing of pre-arrest bail pleas filed by accused Mubin Ahmad, Abdul Razaq and salman Ali were adjourned for ... Read More »

PRA, LTBA discuss difficulties faced by taxpayers in filing tax returns

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LAHORE: The Punjab Revenue Authority and the Lahore Tax Bar Association have expressed the need for reducing the tax ratio to the level of other provinces, initialize combine returns and simplify tax registration certificate as well as the tax return form. An LTBA team under its President Qamar-uz-Zman visited the PRA headquarters on Tuesday and discussed the problems faced by ... Read More »

Customs Court approves judicial remand of alleged smuggler

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LAHORE: The Special Federal Court of Customs Taxation and Anti Smuggling has approved 14 days judicial remand of the accused who was arrested by the customs authorities from Lahore on charges of smuggling powder milk by showing it as plastic raw material. According to sources of Customs Today accused Zahid Rasheed was booked by the Customs Intelligence while he was ... Read More »

LHC orders Commissioner IR to decide sales tax case in three weeks

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LAHORE: The Lahore High Court (LHC) ordered the Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) to decide the sales tax case of contractor of Havali Lakha Power Plant Company in three weeks. Justice Shams Mehmood Mirza heard the case in which appellant challenged the sales tax notice issued by the Federal Board of Revenue (FBR). The counsel for the complainant argued before ... Read More »

Pakistan, India trade through LFU Wagah falls after rise in tension

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LAHORE: Trade activities between Pakistan and neighboring country India have decreased after Pakistani court sentenced a culprit involved in spying to death. Sources of Customs Today said that since the beginning of this year, import of tomatoes, garlic and soybean to Pakistan has been hit badly. The traders opine that, following the issue, Pakistan has stopped the import of any ... Read More »

FTO adjourns hearing against excessive tax receiving by RTO Sargodha

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LAHORE: The Federal Tax Ombudsman (FTO) has postponed the hearing of a case filed by Muhammad Akhter, a resident of Sargodha, against the Regional Tax Office (RTO) Sargodha until the next hearing. FTO Advisor Mazahar Farooq Shirazi heard the case in which counsel for appellant argued that the RTO Sargodha has not released the refund to the appellant since two ... Read More »

Customs tribunal hears 15 important cases on Tuesday

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LAHORE: The Customs Appellate Tribunal’s Division Bench-II (single and double), comprising Judicial Member Omer Arshad Hakeem and Member Technical Imran Tariq, heard 15 cases and adjourned all of them until the next hearings. The Customs Appellate Tribunal’s single bench, comprising Omer Arshed Hakeem, heard seven cases including Muhammad Akram versus Directorate of Intelligence and Investigation Faisalabad, Directorate of Intelligence and ... Read More »

PRA asks LDA for urban developers’ record

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LAHORE: The Punjab Revenue Authority has written a letter to the Lahore Development Authority to get record of the urban developers working in Lahore on different projects. The Punjab Revenue Authority has also asked for the record of the payments and bank transactions of these developers. The authority has decided to investigate the record of these urban developers. It is ... Read More »

Tax Amnesty: LHC seeks information regarding cabinet approval

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LAHORE: The Lahore High Court(LHC) has asked a deputy attorney general and Federal Board of Revenue’s (FBR) counsel to seek instructions from concerned quarters whether the federal cabinet gave approval of Tax Amnesty Scheme or not. Justice Shahid Karim passed the orders while hearing a petition filed by Advocate Sheraz Zaka challenging Tax Amnesty Scheme. Earlier, the petitioner-counsel arguing before ... Read More »

Customs Court adjourns hearing of bail plea filed by three suspected smugglers

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LAHORE: The Special Federal Court of Customs Taxation and Anti-Smuggling adjourned the hearing of post arrest bail plea of three accused involved in smuggling of Indian made saris. According to details available to Customs Today, three accused namely Sajjad Qureshi, Abdul Sattar and Hammad Ahmad were arrested by the customs authorities when they were making attempt to smuggle a huge ... Read More »

RTO-II serves income tax notices on Nargis, Shahida Mini

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LAHORE: The Regional Tax Office-II (RTO-II) of the Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) has issued notices to Actress Nargis and Singer Shahida Mini for tax evasion. Both showbiz personalities did not file the income tax returns for the year 2016. According to the FBR source, stage actress Nargis did not file the income tax return and assets’ details to the ... Read More »

Customs tribunal hears 22 cases on Monday; adjourns all of them

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LAHORE: The Customs Appellate Tribunal’s Bench-II (single, double and Larger), comprising Chairman Justice Retired Malik Manzoor Hussain, Judicial Member Omer Arshad Hakeem and Member Technical Imran Tariq, heard 22 cases and adjourned all of them until the next hearing. The Customs Appellate Tribunal’s single bench, comprising Omer Arshed Hakeem, heard six cases including Khalid Hussain verus Directorate Multan Unit Sadiqabad, ... Read More »

PRA asks LDA for urban developers’ record

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LAHORE: The Punjab Revenue Authority has written a letter to the Lahore Development Authority to get record of the urban developers working in Lahore on different projects. The Punjab Revenue Authority has also asked for the record of the payments and bank transactions of these developers. The authority has decided to investigate the record of these urban developers. It is ... Read More »

Customs court puts off hearing of gold smuggler

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LAHORE: The Special Federal Court of Customs Taxation and Anti-Smuggling has adjourned the case of the accused arrested by the customs authorities from the Lahore Airport. Sources told Customs Today that a suspect, Ibrar Islam, was arrested by the customs preventive from Allama Iqbal International Airport while he was travelling for Muscat. During the search of his luggage, the customs ... Read More »