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Revenue can only be generated through strong taxation system: Commissioner Fiza Batool

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LAHORE: Tax system should be made a part of curriculum to create awareness and to educate each and every citizen of Pakistan about the importance of filing of tax returns and payment of tax liability. These views were expressed by Commissioner Inland Revenue, Information Processing and Taxpayers Facilitation Zone Fiza Batool during an exclusive interview with Customs Today. She said ... Read More »

LHC summons chairman FBR on Monday

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LAHORE: Lahore High Court (LHC) summoned Chairman Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) on November 21 in case filed by advocate Baqir Hussain. Justice Abid Ejaz Sheikh heard the case which is filed on the grounds that if commissioner Appeals of Inland Revenue is on leave then FBR should assign this charge to another officers instead a seat is vacant till ... Read More »

Customs I&I recovers non-duty paid tyres, vehicle

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LAHORE: Directorate of Customs Intelligence and Investigation (I&) foiled an attempt to smuggle huge quantity of non-customs paid tyres near Shaukat Khanum Hospital on Thursday. Sources told Customs Today, that during routine patrolling, Customs I&I team intercepted two Suzuki Pick-Ups and recovered huge quantity of non-customs paid tyres. During initial investigations drivers of both vehicles failed to provide any legal ... Read More »

Customs I&I foils bid to smuggle non-duty paid goods near Sagian Bridge

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LAHORE: Directorate of Customs Intelligence and Investigation impounded a container loaded with non-customs paid hair gel and tooth brushes near Sagian Bridge on Wednesday. Sources told Customs Today, that Director Customs Intelligence and Investigation Rubab Sikandar received credible information about smuggling of non-duty paid goods. She immediately constituted a team under the supervision of Deputy Director Usman Tariq which also ... Read More »

Customs Court awards six years jail term to accused involved in heroin smuggling

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LAHORE: Special Customs Court of Narcotics and Anti-Smuggling Judge Arshad Masood awarded six years and six months imprisonment to a Nigerian national who is involved in smuggling of heroin. The Special Court also imposed fine of Rs8 million on the accused person. According to the details, that a Nigerian national who is identified as Sumeul was caught red-handed from Allama ... Read More »

Customs Court approves remand of accused involved in foreign branded cigarettes smuggling

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LAHORE: The Special Court of Customs Taxation and Anti-Smuggling handed over an accused to the customs investigation authorities for two days who was arrested from G.T. Road near Wazirabad while making an attempt to smuggle huge quantity of smuggled cigarettes. On 13.10.2018, accused Muhammad Iqbal was produced before the customs court by the investigation team where the team sought his ... Read More »

DC Naveedur Rehman Bugvi distributes work among appraising officers

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LAHORE: Deputy Collector Customs Collectorate of Preventive T-10, Railway Station Naveedur Rehman Bugvi distributed work among appraising officers and office superintendent. According to the notification Appraising Officer Naveed Iqbal Cheema will also perform his duties in import appraisement and external/internal audit. Appraising Officer Sidra Nayyer Zaidi who is currently on training course will perform her duties in import/export appraisement, law ... Read More »

Customs Court approves remand of accused involved in currency smuggling

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LAHORE: The Special Court of Customs Taxation and Anti-Smuggling on Friday handed over an accused to customs authorities on two days remand who was arrested from Allama Iqbal International airport while making attempt to smuggle foreign currency. Earlier the Customs (Airport) Traffic foiled a bid to smuggle foreign currency and arrested a Thai national at Allama Iqbal International Airport on ... Read More »

FBR to start refunds from November: Abdul Razak Dawood 

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LAHORE: Advisor to Prime Minister on Commerce, Textile, Industries, Production and Investment Abdul Razak Dawood said on Saturday that he was hopeful that FBR would start refunds from November. He was addressing at Lahore Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI). He said the Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) chairman had promised to start refunding from November. He said, “We have ... Read More »

Deputy Collector Ittrat Hussain distributes work among sepoys

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LAHORE: Deputy Collector Customs Preventive Syed Ittrat Hussain issued a notification for distribution of work among eight sepoys performing their duties in different shifts at Allama Iqbal International Airport. According to the notification Sepoy Abdul Rehman Abid who is performing his duties in Departure CFO shift-I will also perform his duties in shift-IV in Arrival Hall, Sepoy Amjad Ali Bhatti ... Read More »

Customs foils bid to smuggle foreign currency from Lahore Airport

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LAHORE: Customs (Airport) Traffic foiled a bid to smuggle foreign currency and arrested a Thai national at Allama Iqbal International Airport on Wednesday. The passenger was ready to depart for Bangkok. Sources told Customs Today that during checking of passengers who were going to depart for Bangkok through Thai Airways, Customs Airport intercepted a passenger who was later identified as Sochi ... Read More »

LHC hears case challenging tax on Hajj & Umrah tickets

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LAHORE: Lahore High Court (LHC) heard appeal challenging extra tax on Hajj and Umrah. The court adjourned the hearing for October 15. During hearing of case on 10.10.2018, Justice Abid Eziz Shiekh heard the appeals filed by advocate Nabeel Kahloon in which the counsel for appellant argued before the court that the government has imposed illegal tax on Hajj and ... Read More »

Collector Jamil Nasir transfers 22 customs officials

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LAHORE: Deputy Collector Customs Headquarters Muhammad Moazzam Raza has issued a notification for transfer and posting of deputy superintendent, appraising officers, preventive officers and inspectors with immediate effect. According to a notification Deputy Superintendent Mazhar Abbas Bhuttar is hereby transferred from Air Freight Unit (AFU) to Anti-Smuggling Organization (ASO), Appraising Officer Saqib Nazir Khan is transferred from Railway Station T-10 ... Read More »

Customs Central Region revenue collection up 6pc

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LAHORE: Customs Central Region has collected Rs14787 million on account of all duty and taxes from all the four collctoartes including Lahore Preventive, Lahore Appraisement, Multan and Faisalabad for the month of September 2018-19 registering an overall growth of  6 percent during the month under review, the official data disclosed. The Collectorate of Customs Preventive Lahore collected Rs7189 million on ... Read More »

Customs Preventive collects Rs3667m by registering 20pc growth

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LAHORE: Collectorate of Customs Preventive has collected Rs3667 million on account of duty and taxes during the month of September 2018-19 registering an overall growth of 20 percent during the month under review, the official data disclosed. The Collectorate collected Rs 830 million on account of withholding tax (WHT) which is 74 percent more than the same period last financial ... Read More »

Chief Commissioner asked to ensure IRIS software applications to settle in three days

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LAHORE:  The Federal Board of Revenue has urged all the Chief Commissioner to ensure that IRIS software applications are disposed-off within three days from the receipt of complete documents.  Shortcoming, if any may also be communicated to the taxpayer through system generated letter. The board said that in the case, where scope of correction falls in different territorial jurisdictions, the ... Read More »

PRA to adapt to a full automation monitoring system

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LAHORE: Punjab Finance Minister Makhdoom Hashim Jawan Bukht, addressing a pre-budget seminar, said that the government wants to introduce a consensus-oriented budget to gain a greater confidence of taxpayers by promoting transparency. He expects to have such forums on a regular basis to help remove ambiguities between revenue mobilization and issues faced by various sectors and industries to bring significant ... Read More »

Customs I&I recovers non-duty paid chassis frames, printing material

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LAHORE: Directorate of Customs Intelligence and Investigation (I&I) teams recovered five smuggled chassis frame and printing material during two separate raids. Sources told Customs Today, that Director Customs Intelligence and Investigation Rubab Sikandar received secret information about smuggling of goods. She constituted a raiding team comprising Superintendent Mohammad Sarwar, Intelligence Officer Zulfiqar Ali Dogar, Sohail Murtaza and Nadeem Ahsan. The ... Read More »

Customs Appraisement posts 39pc growth in overall revenue collection

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LAHORE: Collector Customs Collectorate of Appraisement Jamil Nasir Khan presided over special meeting at Moghalpura Dry Port to review revenue collection performance of the first quarter of the Financial Year 2018-19. Sources told Customs Today, that all additional collectors, deputy collectors and other senior officers of the Collectorate attended the meeting. During the meeting Collector Jamil Nasir Khan congratulated his ... Read More »

LHC suspends assessment notification on import of color steel sheet

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LAHORE: Lahore High Court (LHC) has suspended the notification regarding anti-dumping duty on import of color steel sheets. On 1.10.2018 during hearing the counsel for the appellant Shafqat Mehmood Chohan appeared on behalf of appellant and argued that the assessment notification issued by the National Tariff Commission (NTC) is beyond the law and violates the right of importers. Adding more ... Read More »