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Shipping Association to represent Pakistan at InterModal Conference

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The All Pakistan Shipping Association (APSA) would be representing Pakistan at the InterModal Europe 2014 Conference to be held at Rotterdam Ahoy from November 11-13, 2014. Intermodal Europe is the world-leading exhibition and conference for companies associated with the container and intermodal industries and covers all areas of container transport and logistics across road, rail and sea. The event provides ... Read More »

Importers lament theft incidents at PICT

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KARACHI: Traders and importers have expressed their deepest concerns over growing theft incidents at the Pakistan International Containers Terminal (PICT) during last few months. Sources told Customs Today that traders and importers were of the view that these incidents are now testing their nerves as customs authorities were not taking any action. On the other hand, they said, delay in ... Read More »

Importers wary of smuggling via ATT, discriminatory valuation guidelines

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  KARACHI: Importers have once again expressed deep concerns over significant decline in trade activities due to alleged discriminatory implementation of valuation guidelines. The importers of Karachi, while sharing their views with Customs Today, said that the shifting of trade from Karachi port to dry ports in other cities is continued due to a significant difference in the customs values of ... Read More »

Chief Collector Nasir Masroor terms under-invoicing dilemma

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KARACHI: Customs Chief Collector Appraisement-South Nasir Masroor Ahmed has said that the customs authorities issued valuation guidelines because principal appraisers and appraisers of the Pakistan Customs Services were not applying the customs values of commodities in proper way. He visited Karachi Chamber of Commerce and Industry (KCCI) on Wednesday. Collector MCC Appraisement-West Muhammad Saleem, Collector, MCC Appraisement-East Najeeb-ur-Rehman Abbasi, Collector ... Read More »

FBR raises large taxpayer unit’s target by 30pc

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LAHORE: The Large Taxpayer Unit (LTU) of the Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) has been assigned 30 percent more revenue target for September this year than the last year’s collections of Rs 15.03 billion during the same period. Sources told Customs today that the FBR has assigned Rs 19.497 billion tax collection target to LTU for September this year, which ... Read More »

FBR to devolve powers to act against ‘black sheep’

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ISLAMABAD: The Board in Council of the Federal Board of Revenue (FBR), on suggestion of Member Customs Nisar Muhammad Khan, has decided to give authority of institutional punitive measures to field formations, chief collectors and chief commissioners. After the said decision, heads of the field formations will be authorised to take action against corrupt officers on mismanagement and corruption. The ... Read More »

Bajwa directs tax officers to recover Rs 70 billion from SM Foods

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MULTAN: The Federal Board of Revenue Chairman Tariq Bajwa has directed the subordinates to present the comprehensive report on Rs 70 billion tax evasion by a famous businessman of Multan City. As per details, FBR chairman asked regional tax officers of Multan to recover Rs 70 billion rupees tax from a businessman evaded in last two years. The accused Saim ... Read More »

Import goods theft at Ports becoming severe: Muffasar Malik

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KARACHI: Acting President of the Karachi Chamber of Commerce and Industry (KCCI), Muffasar Atta Malik has expressed deep concern over rising incidents pertaining to theft of imported goods during examination and clearance from all ports of Karachi city, which causes severe losses to importers. In a statement issued, acting president urged Ports and Shipping Ministry and Chairmen of all ports ... Read More »

FBR officials arrest factory owner for evading Rs 280 million tax

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LAHORE: Federal Board of Revenue Lahore Deputy Commissioner Inland Revenue Raza Ashfaq Sheikh has arrested a factory owner for allegedly evading Rs 280 million tax. As per details, the deputy commissioner raided a house in Shahdman, Lahore, and arrested Nasir Tariq Butt, owner of Munir Foundry situated on Shiekhpura Road. Butt had not been paying his tax dues since 2009. ... Read More »

Member Admin Shahid Jatoi takes action against corrupt officers

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ISLAMABAD: Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) Member Admin Shahid Hussain Jatoi has learnt that most of his instructions regarding corrupt officers were being ignored by lower management staff. As per details, Jatoi has sought the records of personal hearings against corrupt officers, from his appointment to date, on reports of mismanagement in these cases. It is learnt that the Member ... Read More »

PRA seeks audited copy of accounts from taxpayers

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LAHORE: The Punjab Revenue Authority (PRA) has asked the registered persons and businesses in corporate sector to submit a copy of annual audited accounts along with tax payments’ propriety certificate from auditors. The authority said that the main provisions relating to maintenance and production of records for the purpose of Punjab sales tax are available under sections 31 and 32 ... Read More »

2000 containers used to restrain Imran, Qadri marches

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LAHORE: Lahore Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI) Vice President Mian Tariq Misbah said that road blockade with containers may save the democracy but could subvert the economy. He said that delay in consignments has affected the business community, especially the small businessmen and industry. “If government has given the permission to the marches of Pakistan Tahreek-e-Insaf Chairman Imran khan ... Read More »

India to frame law to protect Pakistani investors

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ISLAMABAD: The Ministry of Commerce, in a report, sent to the government stated that the Indian Parliament is planning legislation to provide financial and non-financial protection to those Pakistani investors who are interested to invest in India. “Therefore, Pakistani government must also take such an initiative to attract more investment from foreign investors and legislate to protect the foreign investors,” ... Read More »

FBR asked to implement employees union’s demands

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LAHORE: The Federal Revenue Alliance Employees Union has asked the Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) to implement long delayed charter of demands of the union immediately, in a monthly meeting here the other day. Federal Revenue Alliance Employees Union President, Syed Naeem Abbas Shah preside the meeting at the FBR Lahore office. The general secretary of the union, Shahzad Butt told ... Read More »

FBR Chairman Bajwa chairs board-in-council meeting today

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ISLAMABAD: The Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) has changed the time for board-in-council meeting to 2:30pm which was scheduled at 11am on Wednesday. As per details, FBR Chairman Tariq Bajwa will preside the meeting in which policy decisions about audit policy will be taken. FBR Member Inland Revenue Policy Shahid Asad, Member Inland Revenue Muhammad Ashraf Khan, Member Admin Shahid Hussain Jatoi, ... Read More »

ANF seizes tons of contrabands in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa

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ISLAMABAD: The Regional Directorate Anti-narcotics Force (ANF) Khyber Pakhtunkhwa recovered smuggled drugs worth billions of rupees in August, which were several times more than the quantity of drugs recovered during July. According to the available data, the ANF seized 27.6kg heroin, 460kg hashish, 50,400kg sulfuric acid and 2.5kg amphetamine in August. Statistics revealed that ANF arrested 20 accused for their alleged involvement ... Read More »

FBR Member Ashraf Khan tells officers to achieve targets

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ISLAMABAD: The Federal Board of Revenue has decided to transfer those field formation officers who will not show better performance till first quarter (October) of this fiscal year. As per details, FBR Member Inland Revenue Muhammad Ashraf Khan gave field formation officers two month respite to achieve their individual targets and warned them of transfer on showing inefficiency in their ... Read More »

UK funds FBR for tax awareness campaigns

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ISLAMABAD: British Department for International Development will donate Rs 5 million to Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) which will be spent on awareness campaigns urging people to pay tax. As per details, a delegation of DFID has met with FBR Chairman Tariq Bajwa and offered him Rs 5 million funds for the campaigns to educate public about the importance of ... Read More »

TDAP officials fly to New Delhi ‘alone’

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LAHORE: The Trade Development Authority of Pakistan (TDAP) officials have left for India to participate in grand event of Lifestyle Pakistan ‘Alishan Pakistan’ exhibition leaving behind those who have to set up stalls at the exhibition from Pakistan trade community. As per details, it was decided that the people who were responsible to set up stalls have to leave first ... Read More »

Imran, Qadri sit-ins: Ministry seeks funds to compensate containers’ owners

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ISLAMABAD: The Federal government has started sending import/export containers back to ports as the owners have been demanding millions of rupee rent and compensations for their stolen and damaged containers. As per details, Islamabad administration has removed the containers used to block the roads in Red Zone Diplomatic Enclaves and deployed federal police force in place of containers. The owners ... Read More »