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Govt should stop Maersk, QICT from taking extra demurrage, detention charges: Advocate Farhan

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FAISALABAD: Government of Pakistan should stop M/s Maersk Pakistan Pvt Ltd and Qasim International Containers Terminal (QICT) from taking extra demurrage and detention charges to clear legally imported consignments. Advocate Muhammad Farhan associated with District Court Faisalabad told Customs Today in an interview that Maersk Pakistan and QICT violated SRO 1220 and Section 14A of Customs Act 1969 by taking ... Read More »

DG Bashir Memon seeks more investigative & administrative powers for FIA

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  ISLAMABAD: Director-General (DG) FIA, Bashir Ahmed Memon said the government should give more investigative and administrative autonomy to the agency to increase its efficiency and improve its performance. The DG briefed a parliamentary committee on performance of the FIA and presented the recommendations to the government to bring structural reforms in the agency. He said FIA should be given ... Read More »

Govt should stop Maersk, QICT from taking extra demurrage, detention charges :Advocate Mian Imran

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FAISALABAD: Government should stop M/s Maersk Pakistan Pvt Ltd and Qasim International Containers Terminal from taking extra demurrage and detention charges to clear legally imported consignments. Advocate Main Muhammad Imran associated with District Court Faisalabad told Customs Today in an interview that Maersk Pakistan and QICT violated SRO 1220 and section 14A of Customs Act 1969 by taking extra demurrage ... Read More »

NAB, FIA must take action against Maersk, QICT to recover billions of rupees ST: Advocate Ijaz Ahmed

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FAISALABAD: National Accountability Bureau (NAB) and Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) must take action against M/s Maersk Pakistan (Pvt) Ltd and Qasim International Container Terminal (QICT) for recovering alleged billions of rupees evaded in wake of sales taxes to protect the national economy. It was stated by Faisalabad Tax Bar Association Member Choudhary Ijaz Ahmed advocate while talking to Customs Today ... Read More »

Collection of illegal demurrage & detention charges by Maersk, QICT disturbs importers: Attaur Rehman

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MULTAN: Business community is compelled to pay illegal demurrage and detention charges due to blackmailing of shipping companies including M/s Maersk Pakistan and terminal operator Qasim International Container Terminal (QICT) for clearance of genuine shipments. Collection of unreasonable demurrage and detention charges by shipping companies creates serious issues for importers. It was stated by renowned importer and businessman of South ... Read More »

QICT, Maersk show criminal intent by taking illegal demurrage & detention charges: Faiz Mohammed

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PESHAWAR: The Federal Government should force provincial government of Sindh and law enforcement agencies to stop extra demurrage and detention charges taken by M/s Maersk Pakistan shipping line and QICT officials even after clearance of legally imported consignments by Customs. Importers have approached FIA and NAB against the corruption by these entities causing loss of billions to the national exchequer. ... Read More »

PQA’s Asad Chandna, QICT’s Junaid Zamir work hand in glove to bleed importers?

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KARACHI: The Qasim International Containers Terminal (QICT) at Port Qasim is allegedly looting and bleeding the genuine importers of Pakistan. Importers question complicity of Port Qasim Authority’s chairman Asad Rafi Chandna and QICT CEO Junaid Zamir in country’s biggest demurrage and detention scam. Importers claim that these high-ups of PQA and QICT work hand in glove to allow illegal activities ... Read More »

FIA summons Port Qasim Authority officer, Asad Chandna role in demurrage mega scam case under question

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KARACHI: The Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) has taken up the issue of illegal demurrage and detention charges taken from importers by terminal operator in connivance with Port Qasim Authority. FIA summoned PQA officer on 7 May, 2019, to ascertain his role in mega demurrage and detention scam case. According to details, Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) Corporate Crime Circle Karachi has ... Read More »

FIA proceeds on KICT demurrage scam case

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KARACHI: The Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) has taken up the issue of illegal demurrage and detention charges taken from importers by the KICT. According to details, Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) Corporate Crime Circle Karachi has launched the enquiry of issue of blackmailing and cheating by the KICT by issuing Letter# FIA/CCC/K/ENQ-92/2018/2661-62 and Letter# FIA/CCC/K/ENQ-92/2018/2990-91 in this regard. At least 30 ... Read More »

FIA arrests suspects in biggest money laundering of Rs 7.9b from Quetta

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QUETTA: The Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) launched a crackdown on ‘Hawala’ and ‘Hundi’ operators in Quetta and arrested three suspects involved in money laundering. On directives of DG FIA Bashir Ahmed Memon, FIA Banking Circle Quetta Assistant Director Shafiqur Rehman Shahwai and SHO Arif Baloch conducted the raid at Chobar Mill Road office of two suspects, Ashraf Ali and Habibur ... Read More »

FIA asked to recover billions from PIL, Pacific Delta in demurrage & detention scam

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KARACHI: The Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) has received an application against Pacific International Lines (PIL) and its agents in Pakistan, M/s Pacific Delta Shipping (Pvt) Ltd in a mega scam of demurrage and detention worth billions. The complaint received by the FIA demanded legal action for recoveries of amounts looted and recovering losses of Rs. 610 billion to the national exchequer per year ... Read More »

FIA Cybercrime Deputy Director Ch Sarfraz arrests child pornographer in successful raid

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LAHORE: Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) Cybercrime Wing Lahore Deputy Director Chaudhry Sarfraz conducted a successful raid in Badami Bagh area and arrested the accused involved in a heinous crime of child pornography. According to details, information was received through a reliable source that a person namely Imdad Ali is involved in henious crime of child pornography by making pictures and videos of ... Read More »

Shipping cos demurrage & detention issue echoes in Parliament after coverage by Customs Today

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ISLAMABAD: Issue of demurrage and detention and excessive charges echoed in the Parliament. Advisor to the PM on Commerce, Textile, Industries & Production and Investment Abdul Razak Dawood has urged importers and exporters to file their grievances related to shipping companies’ additional and unfair charges issue with the Ministry of Commerce. According to detail, Member National Assembly Faheem Khan raised ... Read More »

NAB & FIA must recover billions of rupees evaded by Maersk Pakistan: Sultan Mehmood Malik

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MULTAN: National Accountability Bureau (NAB) and Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) must recover alleged billions of rupees evaded by M/s Maersk Pakistan (Pvt) Ltd in wake of sales tax. Said Sales Tax Fraud amount of Denmark’s shipping company Maersk and its subsidiary in Pakistan may be utilized in the sponsorship of blasphemous caricature contest. Importers and exporters should boycott the company to stop ... Read More »

Maersk sales tax mega scam: Appeal to SC to take legal action for recovery of looted amount

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KARACHI: Pakistan’s biggest ever fraud of sales tax is unearthed where Maersk shipping line has evaded billions of rupees sales tax in terms of services provided to its local clients whereby the Centre for Investigative Journalism (CIJ) appealed to the Supreme Court of Pakistan to intervene and investigate connivance of Maersk and Sindh Revenue Board in the alleged mega scandal. ... Read More »

Pakistan’s biggest ever Sales Tax fraud: NAB, FIA asked to probe Maersk, SRB connivance

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KARACHI: Pakistan’s biggest ever fraud of sales tax is unearthed where Maersk shipping line has evaded billions of rupees sales tax in terms of services provided to its local clients whereby businessmen of Pakistan have appealed to NAB and FIA to intervene and investigate connivance of Maersk and Sindh Revenue Board in the alleged mega scandal. According to details, Maersk ... Read More »

FIA starts legal procedure against Maersk Line in Rs 15b demurrage & detention scam

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KARACHI: The Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) has taken notice against terminal operators and shipping companies in Rs 15 billion mega demurrage and detention scam and started legal action against the accused in this regard. FIA Corporate Crime Circle Karachi has started legal procedure by issuing a letter No FIA/CCCK/VRF-52/2018/5486-87 in this case. Another complaint received by the FIA demanded legal ... Read More »

Maersk, QICT causing panic, unrest among South Punjab importers: Khawaja Muhammad Usman

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MULTAN: Business community of South Punjab has slammed exorbitant charges imposed by shipping lines Maersk in terms of demurrage on importers and asked the government to take special measures for protection of importers and the economy. Illegal demurrage charges charged by M/s Maersk shipping line and Qasim International Container Terminal (QICT) are causing severe unrest in the business community of South Punjab. ... 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 »

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 »