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AGP detects variation of Rs1.128b in refund figures of FBR and SBP

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LAHORE: Auditor General of Pakistan (AGP) has detected variation of Rs 1.128 billion in refund figures of income tax, sales tax & federal excise as reported by Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) and State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) during 2013-14. FBR has issued instructions to the field formations for reconciliation of data to check variation in FBR’s figures of refund ... Read More »

‘Plugging loopholes and consistent tax policy must to raise tax-to-GDP ratio’

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Report compiled by Customs, Petroleum Ministry and AGP says revenue collection can be doubled by preventing revenue losses, consistent tax policies and controlling tax evasion     ISLAMABAD: There is a dire need of developing consistency in tax policy and plugging loopholes in the system to increase tax-to-GDP ratio, said a report jointly compiled by Pakistan Customs, Petroleum Ministry and ... Read More »

Govt seeks parliament nod to give market access to India

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ISLAMABAD: The federal government has decided to forward Non-Discriminatory Market Access (NDMA) – a term coined after Most Favoured Nation (MFN) status for India, to parliament for approval to normalise trade ties with India. The decision was taken after lack of understanding between inner opposition and stakeholders. As per details, the government is waiting for end to sit-ins so that ... Read More »

FBR acting Chairman to visit Karachi Customs House next week

KARACHI: The Federal Board of Revenue acting Chairman Shahid Hussain Asad is likely to visit Karachi Customs House next week. The FBR sources confirmed Customs Today that the acting chairman Shahid Asad would expected to visit customs house next week where he will hold meetings with the Customs officers. It further informed this scribe that the agenda of the meeting ... Read More »

IOCO starts listing genuine importers

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KARACHI: The Input-Output Co-efficient Organization (IOCO) of Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) has started to compile the list of genuine importers, who has been granted concessionary regime by Pakistan Customs on their imports of raw materials according to the amended SRO565 (I)/2014. The FBR sources informed Customs Today that the IOCO after conferring the powers of dealing with SRO565 (I)/2014 ... Read More »

Missing documents: Customs holds liquor of Aussie High Commissioner

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ISLAMABAD: Islamabad Dry Port Assistant Collector has refused to clear a container of liquors imported for Australian High Commissioner, held on incomplete documents. As per details, Australian High Commission has imported liquors for its High Commissioner through Islamabad dry port but on examination customs found that documents necessary for duty free import were not complete. The Ambassadors have privileged to ... Read More »

TCS smuggling scandal: Court extends bail of Hamdani, Shakirullah

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ISLAMABAD: Customs court has extended anticipatory bail granted to TCS Chief Executive Saqib Hamdani and Smart Zone Company’s owner Shakirullah till August 6th. Both were accused of allegedly involved in smuggling of contrabands undercover of Afghan transit trade. On the other hand, Customs Intelligence Deputy Director Shahid Jan has decided to broadened investigation circle to other workers of The Courier ... Read More »

Multan Customs I&I seizes smuggled cloth

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MULTAN: Multan Customs Intelligence and Investigation (I&I) has seized two trucks loaded with imported cloth near Khanewal toll plaza here on the other day. As per details, Haji Sadiq Achakzai was attempting to smuggle two trucks loaded with imported cloths. Additional Director Customs I&I Nisar Ahmad on tip of informer has taken action and with his special team members Sheikh ... Read More »

DTRE scheme: Customs to recover millions from Lucky Cement

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KARACHI: The Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) has asked Pakistan Customs to recover tax worth millions of rupees from M/s Lucky Cement Limited as company found guilty of tax evasion in duty and tax remission for exports (DTRE) research report. The sources informed Customs Today that the FBR authorities during the DTRE research study had observed that facility granted to ... Read More »

Customs I&I seizes 120,000 litres smuggled oil

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Karachi: Directorate General of Intelligence and Investigation (I&I) Hyderabad seized oil tankers carrying sixty thousand litres of smuggled oil worth Rs 10 million. As per details, DG I&I on tip of informer raided oil tankers carrying smuggled oil and seized 60,000 litres oil. Three criminals have been arrested during the seizure. It was said that oil was being smuggled to ... Read More »

Tight inspection: FBR to launch electronic monitoring system

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ISLAMABAD: Federal Board of Revenue has decided to introduce electronic monitoring system SEMP to void the tax theft at manufacturing level. As per a FBR source the project of SEMP has been in preliminary stage and FBR will hire a private company who would start a pilot project very soon to implement it practically. FBR authorities were of the view ... Read More »

ANF recovers 17kg drugs, arrests 4

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ISLAMABAD: Anti Narcotics Force seized 17 kg of drugs and arrested 4 culprits during its raids at airport, highways and bus stands. As per details, ANF has conducted raids in Islamabad, Faisalabad and Lahore and recovered 17kg capsules filled with charas and heroine. ANF also arrested 4 culprits and confiscated their vehicle. At main motorway tool plaza Lahore ANF, on ... Read More »