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Czech woman caught trying to smuggle heroin from Lahore

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LAHORE: A Czech woman carrying nine kilogram of heroin was arrested at the Allama Iqbal International Airport on Wednesday. The 21-year-old identified as Tereza Hluskova was attempting to smuggle the heroin from Lahore to Abu Dhabi. Sources told Customs Today that the woman was in Pakistan on a three-month family visit visa which was issued on November 15 and is ... Read More »

FTO disposed of 1811 complaints during 2017

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LAHORE: The Federal Tax Ombudsman (FT)) has disposed of as many as 1811 complaints during the calendar year 2017, which is 87.8 percent of the total 2061 cases registered with it, related to income tax, sales tax, customs duty, federal excise, freedom of information and other related issues. According to official sources that out of total 2061 complaints of 2017, ... Read More »

SHC contacts all petitions over levy of duty & taxes on LED lights

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KARACHI: The Sindh High Court (SHC) connected all constitutional petitions over imposition of duty and taxes on another constitutional petition filed by M/s Light Centre against imposition of duty and taxes on consignment of LED Lights. A two-member bench also directed customs officials to file their respective comments on next date of hearing. During the hearing, counsel for the petitioner ... Read More »

Chairman FBR to preside over chief commissioner moot to review performance of RTOs, LTUs

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ISLAMABAD: Chairman of Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) has called Chief Commissioner Conference on 6th and 7th January on Saturday and Sunday in Islamabad. In chief commissioners conference performance of the all Regional Tax Offices (RTOs) and Large Taxpayers Units (LTUs) will be reviewed. According to the details, Chairman of Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) Tariq Pasha will review the ... Read More »

Customs Adjudication-II displays better actions by serving notices on tax defaulters

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KARACHI: Customs Adjudication-II Tahir Qureshi demonstrated well by taking actions and issuing notices to tax defaulters during 27 days of December. Sources told Customs Today that the Customs Adjudication-II served a final notice on a defaulter company named M/s Durrani Fabrics and Export and recovered Rs3.23million from M/s Aini Enterprises Karachi. M/s s Durrani Fabrics and Export was involved in ... Read More »

Customs bylaws protect national moving reserves

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PESHAWAR: The customs bylaws provide protection to the national moving reserves, said Collector Customs Gull Rahman in a talk with Customs Today on Wednesday at Peshawar. The customs bylaws through checking of export and import consignments ensure that every way of smuggling of Non-Duty-Paid goods is blocked. The collector customs said the customs officials posted on the international borders with ... Read More »

Two officials of FBR BS-22, BS-19 assume charges of new posts

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LAHORE: Two senior officials of the Federal Board of Reevnue (FBR) belonging to BS-22 and BS-19 have assumed the charges of their new postings. According to the details, in pursuance of the Board’s Notification No. 3243-C-I/2017, dated 15.12.2017, Ms. Sarwat Tahira Habib, a Pakistan Customs Service officer of BS-22, has relinquished the charge of the post of Chief Collector of ... Read More »

FBR issues notice to folk singer Arif Lohar

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LAHORE: Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) Regional Tax Office issued tax notice to renowned folk singer Arif Lohar on Wednesday. Sources told Customs Today that Federal Board of Revenue sought income details from the folk singer of last three years. Sources told that FBR found some mistakes were found in tax returns submitted by Arif Lohar. After detecting the tax ... Read More »

Deputy Collector Naveed Bughvi distributes assignments among inspectors

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LAHORE: Collectorate of Customs Preventive Air Freight Unit (AFU) has distributed work load among different inspectors who were performing their duties in different sections. According to a notification, Inspector Masood Sadiq Tarrar, who is performing his duties in Arrival Hall of Allama Iqbal International Airport in shift-III, will continue to perform his duties in shift-III also. Inspector Rana Mohammad Sadiq ... Read More »

Customs ASO seizes 3,840 non duty paid Q-Mobiles from Mall Road

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LAHORE: Collectorate of Customs Preventive Ant-Smuggling Organization (ASO) on Wednesday recovered 3,840 non-duty paid mobile phones from a vehicle. The market value of seized mobile phone is Rs 7,065,000/- Sources told Customs Today that Collector Customs Preventive Faiz Ahmad received information about smuggling attempt. He constituted a team which intercepted a Honda Civic car bearing registration no: LEJ-07-170 on Mall ... Read More »

PCA unearths duty & tax evasion of Rs14.65m by M/s Usman Aslam Enterprises

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KARACHI: The Directorate of Customs Post Clearance Audit has detected duty and tax evasion of Rs14.65million by M/s Usman Aslam Enterprises Karachi, it is learnt. The sources told Customs Today that M/s Usman Aslam Enterprises Karachi imported a consignment of six paper printing machines and their parts including designing plates and folding plates from Germany and got them cleared from ... Read More »

ATIR adjourns hearing challenging show cause notice issued by FBR field office

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ISLAMABAD: The Appellate Tribunal Inland Revenue (ATIR) dated in office the hearing on a petition challenging a show cause notice issued by the field office of the Federal Board of Revenue regarding the outstanding taxes. Accountant Member Dr Ghulam Mujtaba Bhatti had reserved the decision on the tax matter filed by M/s TNB Liberty Power Limited. M/s TNB Liberty Power ... Read More »

UBG lauds govt for successful auction of bonds worth $2.5b

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ISLAMABAD: The United Business Group (UBG) of the FPCCI (Federation of Pakistan Chambers of Commerce and Industry) Saturday lauded the government for the successful auction of bonds worth 2.5 billion dollars without being under the International Monetary Fund programme. The successful move spoke volumes about the increasing confidence of the foreign investors in the Pakistani economy, Naseemur Rehman, a central ... Read More »

Appraisement Inspector Rai Waqar wins basic pay performance allowance

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LAHORE: Model Customs Collectorate of Appraisement has selected Inspector Rai Waqar Ahmed (BS-16) for special allowance equivalent to 100 percent of his salary. AS per details, Ahmed of Model Customs Collectorate, Appraisement, Lahore has been selected through the process of Internal Job Posting (IJP) and is granted performance allowance (equivalent to 100 percent of basic pay) with effect from November ... Read More »

NAB KPK starts probe against M/s E-Movers involved in pilferage scam

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KARACHI: The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa has launched a probe against the importers and bonded careers, including M/s E-Movers Limited, for their alleged involvement in a pilferage scam while transporting consignments from Karachi to Peshawar Dry Port. The company of Chief Collector South’s brother is also included in the list and the radar of NAB scrutinizing its ... Read More »

Customs Intelligence recovers NDP auto parts from McLeoad Road

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LAHORE: Directorate of Customs Intelligence and Investigation (I&I) team raided Al-Falah Plaza located at McLeod Road and recover huge quantity of non duty paid motor cycle parts and chains. The market value of the seized auto parts is Rs50 million. Sources told Customs Today, that Deputy Director Customs Intelligence Usman Tariq received credible information about smuggling of non duty paid ... Read More »

Two passengers held for trying to smuggle 3kg gold at Karachi airport

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KARACHI: Customs officials have arrested two passengers at Jinnah International Airport for trying to smuggle gold worth more than Rs100 million. According to a Customs officer, the passengers were carrying three-kg gold, for which they had not paid the applicable duty. Deputy Collector Customs Wasif Malik said that 3kg gold was recovered from the accused. Malik said duty is imposed ... Read More »

Customs court approves 14-day judicial remand of accused currency smuggler

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LAHORE: The Special Federal Court of Customs Taxation and Anti-Smuggling has granted a 14-day judicial remand of an accused apprehended in a currency smuggling case. Accused Faisal Hussain was arrested by the customs preventive authorities at the Allama Iqbal International Airport Lahore. The customs authorities, during a thorough search of his luggage, found a huge quantity of currencies. Accused Faisal ... Read More »

DG Valuation Surriya to revise VR No 765/2017 on January 16

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KARACHI: Directorate General, Customs Valuation, Director General Surriya Ahmed Butt, has decided to revise the Valuation Ruling No: 765/2015 on January 16, 2018, it is learnt. According to the details, Director General Surriya Butt has said that the department was reviewing suggestions from importers to set new prices of furnishing fabrics. She said that some valuations, which were issued in ... Read More »

3rd CAC Summit-Exhibition starts at Lahore Expo

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LAHORE: 3rd CAC Pakistan Summit & Exhibition Monday started at Expo Centre Lahore with the objective to promote agriculture sector of Pakistan. The LCCI President Malik Tahir Javaid inaugurated the Exhibition along with Senior Vice President Khawaja Khawar Rasheed, Vice President Zeshan Khalil, Director China Council for Promotion of International Trade Isabel Dong, Chairman Pakistan Crop Protection Association (PCPA) Saad ... Read More »