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Customs Today reports set off alarm bells at PM Office, Hammad Azhar takes notice of green channel mega scam

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ISLAMABAD: State Minister for Revenue Hammad Azhar, taking notice of the sheer misuse of Customs green channel facility extensively reported by Customs Today, has directed FBR Chairman Jahanzeb Khan to probe the issue and report back to him. According to details, Hammad Azhar asked the FBR to give him comprehensive presentation on working of Green Channel at Karachi ports and ... Read More »

SC should constitute high-level JIT similar to Panama case to probe Maersk sales tax evasion: Imran Ghazi

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MULTAN: The Supreme Court of Pakistan should constitute a high level Joint Investigation Team (JIT) similar to Panama case for probing mega sales tax fraud of M/s Maersk Pakistan (Pvt) Ltd. Pakistan’s biggest ever fraud of sales tax revealed by Customs Today against M/s Maersk Pakistan (Pvt) Ltd should be investigated appropriately for recovery of robbed amount. It was stated ... Read More »

Sales tax mega scandal: SRB Commissioner vows stern action against Maersk Line

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KARACHI: Commissioner Operations Sindh Revenue Board (SRB) Mohammad Amir said that stern action would be taken against M/s Maersk Pakistan (Pvt) Ltd after completion of audit by the Board as it is found that the company ‘evaded’ sales tax on services worth billions of rupees. Talking exclusively with Customs Today, Amir said that the Board will definitely issue a show ... Read More »

MUJ expresses deep concerns over threats being hurled to journalists for highlighting Maersk mega scam

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MULTAN: Multan Union of Journalist (MUJ) expressed deep concerns over threats being hurled to journalists and media houses for highlighting alleged mega scam by Maersk Line for charging exorbitant demurrage and detention charges from importers on clearance of their shipments. This was stated by President Multan Union of Journalist Abdul Rauf Maan in an exclusive interview with Customs Today the other day. He told ... Read More »

Maersk ban, Member Customs takes notice of blackmailing by shipping lines

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ISLAMABAD: Amid reports of ban on Maersk shipping line as Model Customs Collectorate of Preventive, Karachi issued a notice to M/s Maersk Pakistan (Pvt) Ltd and started the process to cancel license of the company for sheer violation of the Customs Act 1969 and SRO 1220(I)/2015, Member Customs Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) Muhammad Zahid Khohar has also taken up ... Read More »

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

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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

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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

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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 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

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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

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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

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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

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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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