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NAB is committed to eradicating corruption, says Chairman Qamar Zaman


LAHORE: Qamar Zaman Chaudhry, Chairman NAB, chaired a meeting to review the latest progress on NAB Monitoring and Evaluation System (MES) at the NAB Headquarters. In line with the initiatives of the chairman NAB, Monitoring and Evaluation System (MES) was introduced in the NAB headquarters and NAB regional bureaus to evaluate the performance of the NAB in quantitative and qualitative ... Read More »

Customs Appellate Tribunal hears 46 special cases on Thursday


LAHORE: The Customs Appellate Tribunal heard 46 important cases on Thursday. The members of all benches from Lahore, Karachi, Islamabad and Peshawar heard the cases in Lahore and adjourned all the cases until the next hearing. Chairman Customs Appellate Tribunal formed special benches to decide the cases. The Customs Appellate Tribunal special division bench comprising Member Judicial Bench-II Karachi Tahir ... Read More »

FIA arrests two notorious human traffickers

human trafficking

LAHORE: The Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) has booked two human traffickers in operations of two different areas. According to sources of Customs Today, the Anti-Human Trafficking Cell of the agency raided a locality of Lahore and arrested two accused named Mohsin Ali and Rana Irfan. Human traffickers were involved in sending many people abroad on fake documents. The Federal Investigation ... Read More »

FTO hears case filed by M/s Lavanza Furnishers against RTO Lahore


LAHORE: The Federal Tax Ombudsman (FTO) has postponed the hearing of a case filed by M/s Lavanza Furnishers against the Regional Tax Office (RTO), Lahore until the next hearing. FTO Advisor Tariq Yousaf heard the case of M/s Lavanza Furnishers in which the counsel for the appellant argued that the RTO has not released the refunds to the appellant of ... Read More »

Customs Intelligence  impounds Rs 10m non duty paid auto parts


LAHORE: Customs Intelligence and Investigations has confiscated over Rs10 million non-customs paid auto-parts from Multan Road, sources informed Customs Today. It was reported that on a tip off the customs I&I authorities intercepted two truck loaded with non-customs paid spare parts which were coming from Quetta. The sources said the customs authorities demanded legal documents against the auto parts but ... Read More »

Post Clearance Audit detects Rs2.4m duty, tax evasion by M/s Essa Agro

Tax Evasion

LAHORE: Directorate of Post Clarence Audit has detected Rs 2.4million tax evasion by M/s Essa Agro,  Karachi on account of inadmissible exemption of SRO 567 ()I 2006 and SRO 1007 (1)/ 2005. According to the details, the Directorate of Post Clearance Audit Lahore observed that certain importers having their principal activity of manufacturer of pesticide and other agrochemicals are involved ... Read More »

FIA detains two passengers arrived in Lahore on fake documents

FIA crime

LAHORE: The Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) has arrested two passengers from Allama Iqbal International Airport. Both passengers were arrived Lahore from South Africa on forged documents.. A spokesman of the FIA told Customs Today that two passengers namely Riasat Ali son of Liaqat Ali, who is a resident of Sheikhupura, and Haseeb Ahmad son of Nazeer Ahmad, a resident of ... Read More »

Customs Court approves physical remand of two female smugglers

customs court adjournes case

LAHORE: The Special Federal Court of Customs Taxation and Anti-Smuggling adjourned hearing of a case filed against two females suspects who are involved in smuggling of 14 kilogram gold and currency from Multan International Airport. Sources told Customs Today that, a few days ago, the customs team recovered 14 kilogram gold from two females in the shape of jewelry along ... Read More »

FIA detains human trafficker


LAHORE: Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) anti human trafficking circle conducted a raid and arrested a human smuggler. According to FIA spokesman, accused Ali Hamza Sana extorted Rs800,000 from Muhammad Kamran for sending him to South Africa but remained failed to provide him original visa. On the plea of the victim the department has been registered a case against the accused. ... Read More »

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 »

Customs Court hears 17 important cases on Tuesday


LAHORE: The Special Court of Customs Taxation and Anti-Smuggling heard 17 important cases on Tuesday and adjourned most of the cases until next hearing. According to the details, 17 cases of different types, including pre-arrest bail pleas filed by different accused persons were scheduled for hearing on Tuesday. The court adjourned bail pleas of Azhar Mehmood and Shahbaz until next ... Read More »

FIA unearths fake stents sale scam


LAHORE: The Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) unearthed a fake stent selling scam in different hospitals and seized fake stents worth Rs 40 million. According to details, the FIA team on a tip-off raided the Mayo Hospital and found the hospital staff selling fake stents to heart patients and extracting money from them. The gang sold a fake stent at Rs ... Read More »

Customs Preventive undertakes large scale transfers, postings

Collector Dr. Zulfiqar Younis

LAHORE: The Collectorate of Customs Preventive has undertaken large scale reshuffling at the Customs Anti-Smuggling Organization, Chief Collector Office, Chief Accounts Office, and Drug Enforcement Cell. According to details, Mumtaz Ajmal Mian has been posted as Superintendent Customs Anti-Smuggling Organization while Waqar Ahmd Cheema has been transferred to Customs Intelligence and Investigation Lahore. Agha Qadeer Haider Qazal Bash, Israr Hussain, ... Read More »

Customs Central Region collects Rs38308m sales tax in six months of FY2016-17

Samaira Nazir

LAHORE: Customs Central Region has collected Rs38308 million under the head of sales tax during the first six months of current financial year 2016-17 (July-December). According to the details, the sales tax collection has been collected by all the four collectorates of customs including Collectorate of Customs Preventive, Collectorate of Customs Appraisement, Colletorate of Customs Multan and Collectorate of Customs ... Read More »

42pc people repose confidence in NAB: Qamar Zaman Chaudhary


LAHORE: National Accountability Bureau Chairman Qamar Zaman Chaudhary has said that eradication of corruption is vital to make country’s economy strong. Addressing as chief guest at a ceremony organized by Rawalpindi Chamber and Commerce and Industry (RCCI), he said that NAB was committed to make Pakistan a corruption free country. Raja Amer Iqbal, president RCCI, ex-president and senior members of ... Read More »

Mobile smuggling case: Customs Court extends judicial remand


LAHORE: The special federal court of customs, taxation and anti-smuggling has extended the judicial remand of an accused arrested from Sialkot international airport. According to details available to customs today an accused who was travelling from South Africa to Sialkot was checked by the customs officials at the airport. Customs team during search of the luggage found 30 costly mobile ... Read More »

PRA issues 150 notices to owners of auto showrooms

General view shows a Lexus showroom in Russia's Siberian city of Krasnoyarsk, December 16, 2014. Due to the weakness of the ruble, the majority of car manufacturers intend to increase prices of their products starting from January 1, 2015, which has led to an increased demand for cars in recent weeks, according to local media. REUTERS/Ilya Naymushin (RUSSIA - Tags: BUSINESS SOCIETY TRANSPORT)

LAHORE: The Punjab Revenue Authority (PRA) has issued sales tax notices to owners of 150 car showrooms in Lahore. PRA official told Customs Today that the PRA has decided to collect taxes from all car showrooms’ owners who are earning a lot but not paying any tax for national kitty. PRA has issued notices to 150 showrooms’ owners to pay ... Read More »

FBR exports chief exhorts businessmen to mend economy by expanding exports


LAHORE: A vast majority of leading industrialists and emerging entrepreneurs attended a seminar on “Expanding Exports” arranged by the Directorate General of Training and Research (Customs) Lahore in collaboration with the Lahore Chamber of Commerce and Industry the other day. Customs officers and officials from all the collectorates and directorates of the central region were also present. Faiz Ahmed, Chief ... Read More »

Three customs officers reshuffled


LAHORE: The Pakistan Customs has made transfers and postings in different departments of the customs in Lahore on Saturday. As per details available to Customs Today Nasir Mehmood has been appointed superintendent of Land Freight Unit (AFU) Wagha. Masood Javed has been appointed Principal Appraiser at Land Freight Unit wagha. Ijaz ahmad has been appointed as appraiser. Assistant collector headquarter ... Read More »

FIA detains notorious human trafficker in Lahore


LAHORE: The Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) has arrested a notorious human trafficker involved in sending people abroad on fake documents. According to a spokesperson of the FIA,  an FIA team raided Thokar Niaz Baig and recovered nine Pakistani passports from the possession of the human smuggler. According to him, fake visa stickers affixed on the recovered passports, bank statements, medical ... Read More »