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QICT puts nation at risk, auctions 400 containers of dangerous PVC scrap

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KARACHI: Pakistan Customs auctioned 400 containers of banned hazardous plastic scrap  including used shopping bags and PVC pipes of sewerage lines instead of dumping them. Sources said ban is imposed on import of unhygienic plastic scrap but some importers imported consignments of this scrap and tried to clear it through mis-declaration as different collectorates of Customs stopped clearance of these ... Read More »

FBR Member Sarwat Tahira Habib transferred and posted as FTO

Chief Collector Sarwat Tahira

ISLAMABAD: Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) Member Legal & Accounting-Customs Sarwat Tahira Habib has been transferred and posted as Federal Tax Ombudsman. Sources told Customs Today that former chairperson FBR Rukhsana Yasmin had recommended Sarwat Tahira Habib for the post of Member Customs but Election Commission of Pakistan rejected transfers and postings in Pakistan Customs due to general elections 2018. ... Read More »

New Risk Management System should be introduced for transparent use of green channel facility: Collector Sadiqullah


ISLAMABAD: Collector Adjudication Dr Sadiqullah Khan has proposed that a new Risk Management System should be introduced for transparent use of green channel facility. Reforms should also be introduced in management and human resource development system. Collector Dr Sadiqullah expressed these views during an exclusive interview with Customs Today. He said that list of Afghan Transit Trade should be reviewed. “If we ... Read More »

NAB, FIA asked to probe lappoos set up by Abdul Rauf, Sohail Shams, Haleem Siddiqui in detention mega scandal

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KARACHI: A mega scam of Rs 15 billion is unearthed where customs staff in connivance with shipping companies, their agents and terminal operator including Evergreen Line, Greenpak Shipping, United Marine Agencies, KMTC and PICT purposely delay the clearances of imported goods. Sources said Customs staff made a strong nexus with Deputy MD of Greenpak Abdul Rauf, CEO of United Marine ... Read More »

After Customs Today unearthed green channel scam of billions, Customs starts de-listing importers from facility

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KARACHI: A number of importers have reportedly been de-listed from ”Green Channel” facility by the Federal Board of Revenue’s Directorate Reforms and Automation (DR&A). Sources said that the de-listed importers have been barred from clearing their consignments through examination. The importers have approached the Directorate through written letters and sought the reason of their abrupt de-listing from Green Channel. They ... Read More »

Customs officials Dost, Noor, Hameed, Khurram, Aziz take illegal protection of ‘illiterate’ person

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ISLAMABAD: Various customs officials took illegal protection of an ‘illiterate’ person to save themselves from higher FBR and customs authorities against their corrupt practices. Customs officials including Dost Muhammad, Noor Akbar, Qaisar Nadeem Chatha, Akram Basra, Mohammad Bilal, Khurram Rafique, Abdul Hameed, Aziz Sarwar and others give Rs 2000-3000 bribe to this ‘illiterate’ person to write in their favour. Sources ... Read More »

Customs officials Dost, Noor Akbar, Chatha, Basra, Bilal take illegal protection of ‘illiterate’ person


ISLAMABAD: Various customs officials took illegal protection of an ‘illiterate’ person to save themselves from higher FBR and customs authorities against their corrupt practices. Customs officials including Dost Muhammad, Noor Akbar, Qaisar Nadeem Chatha, Akram Basra and Mohammad Bilal and others give Rs 2000-3000 bribe to this ‘illiterate’ person to write in their favour. Sources said this nexus of customs ... Read More »

Rs15b scam: KCCI concerned over sheer blackmailing by Evergreen, Greenpak, KMTC, United Marine, PICT


KARACHI: President Karachi Chamber of Commerce & Industry (KCCI) Muffasar Atta Malik, while expressing deep concern over sheer blackmailing by shipping lines, their agents in connivance with terminal operators, stated that the Karachi Chamber has been constantly receiving a lot of complaints against many shipping lines, their agents and terminal operators involved in taking unjustified demurrage and detention charges from ... Read More »

Shipping activity at Port Qasim

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KARACHI: Following is shipping report of Port Qasim: Sailing of Vessels Ship Name PQA Reg No L.O.A Commodity Manifest Qty. (Import) (Export) Draft Aft (Meters) Draft Far (Meters) ETD Ship Agent Name Berth M.T- GP ASPHALT III 25166 95.50 BITUMEN 2230.000 4.9 4.9 11:30 GATEWAY M/W-II M.T- OOCL WASHINGTON 25190 322.97 CONTAINERS 11.8 11.8 13:00 OOCL PAKISTAN QICT-V M.V- DARANEE ... Read More »

Customs seizes 50,000 litres smuggled Iranian diesel in Larkana

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LARKANA: The Anti-Smuggling Squad of Pakistan Customs posted in Larkana Division and customs check post, Jacobabad, on Friday seized 50,000 litres of smuggled Iranian diesel on a tip of worth approximately Rs3.5 million led by Incharge Inspector Aziz Ahmed Katpar. Aziz Ahmed told newsmen that the LPG bowser carried LPG to Quetta and after unloading it, filled smuggled diesel in ... Read More »

Customs Court grants bail to suspect involved in HSD smuggling


KARACHI: The Customs Court granted interim bail to suspect namely Muhammad Akbar son of Ghulam Muhammad, who was booked in a case of attempting to smuggle non-duty paid 21,640 liters High Speed Diesel (HSD). On Thursday, counsel for the above-mentioned suspect submitted bail petition and argued that his client is innocent and was falsely implicated in this case and he ... Read More »

FBR seek ACRs of 53 appraising officers till July 20

Pakistan Customs

ISLAMABAD:  Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) issued final notice to senior appraisement officers to submit their Annual Confidential Reports (ACRs) till July 20, 2018, it is learnt here. According to official sources, the final notices were issued to 53 senior appraisement officers in Karachi, and all these senior appraisement officers are posted on sensitive customs posts in Karachi sources added. ... Read More »

Gwadar Customs’ online system plagued by delays due to slow internet

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GWADAR: Gwadar Port Authority Chairman Dostain Khan Jamaldini has said the customs authority’s inability to resolve issues of internet speed and reliability at the port managed by a Chinese state-owned entity is operating at less than capacity. In an interview to Bloomberg, Jamaldini said that although the Chinese have installed an alternative wireless system for provision of internet services, that ... Read More »

PCA detects Rs6m tax evasion by M/s Alam Fayyaz & Sons & Landhi


KARACHI: The Directorate of Customs Post Clearance Audit (PCA) on Thursday detected duties and tax evasion of Rs 6 million by M/s Alam Fayyaz and Sons, Landhi, Karachi and sent report of concern to adjudication, it is learnt here. Sources told Customs Today that M/s Alam Fayyaz and Sons, Landhi, Karachi imported two consignments of imported dinner sets, included fancy dinner ... Read More »

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CJP, Chairman NAB notice of green channel: customs audit — a fraud within a fraud

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KARACHI: Customs Today covered the green channel scam since past many years. The Chief Justice of Pakistan Mian Saqib Nisar took notice of the scam and the court associate sent a letter to the Chairman NAB for necessary action. A customs high official was denying his role in the mega scam saying that it is the issue of software automation ... Read More »

Corrupt elements are still misusing green channel facility: Advocate Zain Jatoe  

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KARACHI: Renowned lawyer Zain Jatoe has said it is a fact that green channel was purely introduced for legal importers, but some fraudsters are still misusing this facility. Talking with Customs Today, Jatoe said it is very clear that smuggling is going on through green channel but it cannot happen without the help of customs officials. He said an importer does ... Read More »

FBR extends Customs powers of FC, Rangers up to June next


ISLAMABAD: The Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) has extended anti-smuggling powers of Pakistan Rangers and Frontier Corps of Balochistan and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa up to June 30, 2019. These forces would continue to conduct physically examine/search persons, screen or x-ray bodies of suspected persons, and arrest of smugglers without warrant under the Customs Act, 1969. Sources in Pakistan Customs said these ... Read More »

Customs, rice farmers sign MoU to stop rice smuggling

Germany-Switzerland sign arbitration agreement for tax disputes

ABUJA: The Nigeria Customs Service and the Rice Farmers Association of Nigeria (RIFAN) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to stop rice smuggling through land border into the country. Alhaji Aminu Goronyo, President Rice Farmers Association of Nigeria (RIFAN), disclosed this yesterday in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja. He said even though the ... Read More »

Customs, Excise annually impounds goods worth N$30m


WASHINGTON: The Department of Customs and Excise within the Ministry of Finance says on average it impounds about N$30 million worth of prohibited goods every year at the country’s entry points. The impounded goods vary in size, consignment and value and include products, such as skin lightening creams, counterfeit cigarettes, counterfeit CDs and DVDs, pirated branded T-shirts, second-hand clothes and ... Read More »