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Faisalabad Customs ASO seizes huge quantity of smuggled goods worth Rs 120 million


FAISALABAD: Faisalabad Customs ASO seized huge quantity of smuggled goods worth Rs 120 million. The Model Customs Collectorate (MCC) Multan Preventive field unit of Customs Anti Smuggling Organization (ASO) Faisalabad has seized huge quantity of miscellaneous goods and two carrier vehicles worth Rs 120 million during a successful crackdown against non duty paid items and registered a case against smuggler. Sources told ... Read More »

FBR collects Rs7b customs duty on mobile phones in six months


ISLAMABAD: The Senate Standing Committee on Finance, Revenue and Economic Affairs observed on Friday that the government has collected Rs7 billion additional taxes imposed as customs duty on mobile phones for overseas Pakistanis in the period of six months. The Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) Member Customs Policy while briefing the Senate committee said that other relevant government institutions noted ... Read More »

Afghanistan refuses to make functional Torkham border for 24/7


PESHAWAR: Afghan government refused to keep open the Pak-Afghan sharing border, Torkham round the clock. The Afghan officials on pretext of lack of facilities, declined to stay functional the border for 24 hours, Pak official told. According to the fresh schedule, Afghan border security officials permit trailers from 09 am to 07 pm. to cross the border. On Tuesday evening ... Read More »

Mis-declaration: Appraisement West submits FIR against M/s Eastern Rags, M/s Aftab Alam


KARACHI: Collectorate of Customs Appraisement West submitted first informed report (FIR) before the Customs Court against suspects namely Irfan Bhatti, proprietor of M/s Eastern Rags, Sarfaraz Alam, proprietor of Aftab Alam, Adeel Arshad and others, who were nominated in a case of mis-declaration of description, weight, quantity and value. On October 11, 2019, investigation officer informed the court that a ... Read More »

Customs Preventive recovers NDP cloth worth Rs30m from Misri Shah

Ahmad Rauf

LAHORE: Collectorate of Customs Preventive anti-smuggling squad recovered huge quantity of non-duty paid cloth dumped in a godown located in Misri Shah. Sources told Customs Today that Collector Ahmad Rauf received credible information that huge quantity of non-duty paid cloth is dumped in godown. He directed Additional Collector Mohammad Ishfaq and Deputy Collector Hassan Farid to take action against non-duty ... Read More »

NAB Court issues non-bailable arrest warrants of Agha Siraj Durrani’s family

Agha Siraj Durrani

KARACHI: An accountability court on Saturday issued non-bailable arrest warrants for Sindh Assembly Speaker Agha Siraj Durrani. During today’s proceedings, the court ordered to speed up the trail against Durrani, who was arrested by National Accountability Bureau (NAB) earlier this year in cases pertaining to illegal appointments, accumulating assets beyond means. The court said that if the fugitives were not ... Read More »

Car sales plunge 36pc in September in sixth straight month of decline

seized cars

KARACHI: Sales of passenger cars plunged by 36 per cent in September, the sixth consecutive month of decline as the escalating interest rate and import tariff hit the slumping industry, according to data by manufacturers association. Sales fell to 10,923 vehicles in September 2019 from 16,957 units sold during the same period last year, data by Pakistan Automotive Manufacturers Association ... Read More »

NAB arrests ex-PEPCO MD on corruption charges


ISLAMABAD: The National Accountability Bureau-Rawalpindi has arrested accused Rasool Khan Mahsood, former managing director of the Pakistan Electric Power Company (PEPCO), for alleged corruption and misuse of authority in the award of RPPS Contract to Karkey Karadeniz Elektrik Uretim. Former PEPCO MD Rasool Khan Mahsood, allegedly in connivance and collaboration with Karkay and others, gave undue favour and benefits to ... Read More »

Collector Appraisement Amjadur Rehman transfers nine employees


LAHORE: Collectorate of Customs Appraisement Collector Amjad-ur-Rehman issued order for transfer and posting of nine employees with immediate effect and until further orders: Details are as under:- Upper Division Clerk Mohammad Saleem Iqbal Manj is transferred from CFS (NLC) dryport to LDP (FTO Law Branch). Upper Division clerk Ms. Kanwal Naz wife of Atif Mahmood (late) is transferred from LDP ... Read More »

Collector Preventive Ahmad Rauf transfers 36 superintendents, appraisers & inspectors


LAHORE: Collectorate of Customs Preventive Collector Ahmad Rauf undertaken large scale posting and transfers 36 officials which includes superintendents, appraisers and inspectors with immediate effect and until further orders:-     Read More »

OGRA hikes RLNG prices by up to 6.6pc


ISLAMABAD: The Oil and Gas Regulatory Authority (Ogra) notified a hike in prices of imported gas by up to 6.6% for October 2019. The regulator increased the prices of re-gasified liquefied natural gas (RLNG) by 6.43% for Sui Northern Gas Pipelines Limited (SNGPL) and 6.62% for Sui Southern Gas Company (SSGC) compared to the previous month. Ogra fixed the new ... Read More »

FBR starts stocktaking drive in steel sector to detect tax evasion


ISLAMABAD: The Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) has started a stocktaking drive in the steel sector to verify the reports that re-rollers/melting furnaces are involved in tax evasion through underreporting of production. Sources told that FBR initiated scrutiny of production in steel sector in order to plug revenue leakages. The FBR launched the scrutiny process on the complaint of steel ... Read More »

Digitlisation will allow consumers to make payments through mobile phones: Reza Baqir


KARACHI: The State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) Governor Dr Reza Baqir on Thursday said that the administration is making efforts to promote bank sectors. Dr Reza Baqir, while addressing a seminar regarding economic challenges, announced that the system is being converted to digitisation which is an easy and documented solution. “The digitisation will allow consumers to make payments through their ... Read More »

SHC calls comments on petition against detention of imported consignments


KARACHI: The Sindh High Court (SHC) directed customs department and deputy attorney general to file their respective para wise comments on a petition filed by M/s A.H Pirani Enterprises and M/s Diamond Impex Corporation against detention of their imported consignments of PVC Tape log rolls due to disputed valuation. On October 9, 2019, a two-member bench, headed by Justice Aqeel ... Read More »

Pakistan Post announces debit card facility for pensioners


ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for Postal Services and Communication Murad Saeed announced that the pensioners of the Pakistan Post will be given a debit card facility till December 25. Addressing the ceremony of 145th Wold Post Day here at Postal Staff College, Murad Saeed said debit card facility will not only provide instant cash to old citizens besides making it easier ... Read More »

Govt releases Rs2,490.503m for food security projects


ISLAMABAD: The government has so far released Rs2,409.503 million for several agriculture uplift projects under its Public Sector Development Program (PSDP) for financial year 2019-20 as against the total allocation of Rs12,047.516 million for the current financial year. The amount was released for the completion of several on-going development projects, besides new projects initiated under Prime Minister’s Agriculture Emergency Program ... Read More »

Pak Rupee gains 7 paisa against dollar

pak rupee

KARACHI: The Pakistani currency appreciated against the U.S. dollar in the interbank market by 7 paisa and hit Rs156.25 during early trade hours on Thursday. In the previous two months, the local currency has significantly recovered against the greenback in both interbank and open markets; as the open market follows the similar trend – with slight fluctuations. Analysts fear that ... Read More »

FBR issues STGO No. 106/2019 defining rules for CNIC good faith for ST


ISLAMABAD:  Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) Secretary (ST&FE-Budget) issued Sales Tax General Order No. 106/2019 for defining rules for CNIC/good faith for sales tax. The Order stated that keeping in view the problems reported by the registered persons is ensuring proper identity of the buyers to fulfill the requirement of reporting NTN/NIC of the buyers in terms of Section 23 ... Read More »

Faisalabad I&I foils bids to smuggle goods worth Rs142.202m

Adnan Akram

FAISALABAD: The Directorate of Customs Intelligence and Investigation Faisalabad foiled miscellaneous smuggling attempts in region worth Rs 142.202 million, involving duty and taxes of Rs 71.77 millions during month of September. During initial days of September, Director Customs Intelligence and Investigation Muhammad Adnan Akram received credible information that some smugglers are trying to smuggle miscellaneous goods into different cities of ... Read More »

FBR chairman, Japanese envoy inaugurate 3 NII container scanning terminals


KARACHI: The Government of Japan has extended assistance to Pakistan Customs and Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) for the establishment of three Non-Intrusive Inspection (NII) Containers Scanning Terminals at East and West Warf in Karachi Port and Port Bin Qasim. Under the Japanese grant assistance, Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) implemented “The Project for Security Improvement in Port Karachi and ... Read More »