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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 has 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 ... 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 »

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 »

Rs35b money-laundering scam: Faryal Talpur granted pre-arrest bail

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LARKANA: Two days after the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) declared Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) Co-chairman Asif Ali Zardari and his sister Faryal Talpur absconders in a money-laundering scam involving Rs35 billion, the latter obtained pre-arrest bail from the Sindh High Court on Monday. Talpur filed a petition in the SHC Larkana circuit bench seeking pre-arrest bail. The bench approved bail ... Read More »

Rs35b money laundering: FIA declares Zardari, Faryal absconders

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KARACHI: The Federal Investigation Agency on Saturday declared former president Asif Ali Zardari and his sister Faryal Talpur absconders in relation to the money laundering case. A two-member bench headed by Chief Justice of Pakistan Justice Saqib Nisar had taken suo motu notice into the FIA’s probe of a Rs35 billion money-laundering scam – during the hearing of which even ... Read More »

FIA arrests six human traffickers from across Punjab

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LAHORE: The Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) has arrested six human traffickers as part of a crackdown on human trafficking in Punjab. According to an FIA spokesman, on the instructions of Director Usman Anwar, special teams conducted raids in different cities of Punjab and recovered dozens of passports and fake visas from the suspects. An FIA team reportedly arrested two person ... Read More »

FIA arrests six human traffickers in Lahore

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LAHORE: The Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) has arrested six human traffickers involved in illegal immigration during different raids in Lahore. According to the FIA spokesman, on directions of Director Usman Anwar, special teams raided Township, Faisal Town and other areas of Lahore and arrested six traffickers. The suspects arrested by the FIA were looting people in guise of sending them ... Read More »

Parallel probe into vehicles amnesty scam suggests customs officials’ involvement

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KARACHI: The Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) Crime Cell has almost finalised its investigation into Vehicles Amnesty Scheme (VAS) scam. Reliable sources informed Customs Today that investigation into the VAS scam has entered its final phase and will be completed by the end of this month. Sources further disclosed that the FIA has included customs officials, clearing agents and shipping agents ... Read More »