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FBR legal wing failed to prepare lists of pending cases

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ISLAMABAD: The legal wing of the Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) has failed to prepare list of cases which are pending in courts and tribunals. As per details, the FBR has now decided to write letters to field formations to collect data about the pending cases so that the officials could estimate the revenue involved in these cases. Sources told ... Read More »

Anti-Dumping Duties

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China’s emergence as an economic power has threatened indigenous industries all over the world and many governments have stepped up their efforts to ward off economic threats to their industries at home. In a normal situation, every government encourages the import of different items from foreign countries to meet the local requirements, but restrictions are also imposed on the import ... Read More »

Rs 333 million goods imported from India via Wagha Border

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LAHORE: Pakistan has imported items worth Rs 333 million between September 15 and 21 from India via the Wagha border. According to available documents, the major items were potatoes, tomatoes, garlic, cake-oil, polyethylene and cotton yarn. The documents also read Pakistan imported potatoes worth Rs 19.8 million during the last week. No duty has been imposed on the import of potatoes from India ... Read More »

Multan E&T Officer Waqar Kiyani takes charge

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MULTAN: Multan Excise and Taxation (E&T) Officer Waqar Ahmad Kiyani took charge of his office. Earlier, Kiyani was working in the Excise and Taxation office in Rawalpindi. He is optimistic that the department will achieved the set targets. The Multan Excise and Taxation Department is running a campaign for collection of taxes before September 30. The Multan Excise and Taxation ... Read More »

Chief Collector Nasir Masroor transfers 10 low-rank staffers

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KARACHI: Customs Appraisement-South Chief Collector Nasir Masroor ordered immediate transfers and postings of 10 subordinate employees on September 20. The employees include four upper division clerks (UDC), four lower division clerks (LDC) and two record sorters. Four have been transferred from the Directorate of Post-Clearance Audit (PCA) while another four have been transferred to the PCA. Qutubuddin, UDC; Javed Awan, ... Read More »

Importers face losses due to mismanagement at ports

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KARACHI: The traders and importers have expressed concerns over filing of Import General Manifest (IGMs) by Shipping Lines and Port authorities, as the importers were paying hefty amount in form of demurrage and detention to the shipping lines due to alleged inefficiency of the authorities concerned. The importers were of the view that the shipping lines were not filing proper ... Read More »

Dastgir to visit Netherlands to improve trade ties

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ISLAMABAD: Federal Commerce Minister Khurram Dastgir is scheduled to start a four-day official visit to Netherlands on coming Tuesday. The invitation for this visit was extended by Dutch Minster for Trade Ms Liliame Ploumen during her visit to Pakistan in May this year. During his stay in Amsterdam, minister will hold meetings with Dutch officials on matters of bilateral interest ... Read More »

Lahore Customs collects 86pc more duty than last year

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LAHORE: The Model Customs Collectorate Lahore has detected 36 mis-declaration cases in the first two months of current fiscal year and collected Rs 11.62 million federal excise duty which was 86 percent more than the collections during same months of last year. Sources told that the customs also collected Rs 2367 million customs duty during July-August period, which was 33 ... Read More »

Bajwa assures tax relief for solar industry

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ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Solar Association Vice Chairman Nouman Yousafzai asked Federal Board of Revenue Chairman Tariq Bajwa to give tax compensation in solar system, in a meeting here on Wednesday. As per details, Nauman Yousaf was of the view that by reducing tax value more public could be benefitted from solar power in recent energy crisis faced by country. FBR chairman ... Read More »

4 deputy collectors retiring this month: Deputy Collector Farhat

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MULTAN: Multan Customs Deputy Collector Miss Farhat has said that four deputy collectors have been completing their service tenure in Multan customs office this month whereas a post of deputy collector is already vacant. Miss Farhat has expressed these views in an exclusive interview with Customs Today. She said that the Multan customs has collected Rs 10.69 billion import duty last ... Read More »

ANF receives 20,000 applications against 254 posts

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ISLAMABAD: The Anti-Narcotics department has received more than 20, 000 applications till now against 254 vacancies in the ANF Headquarters Rawalpindi. As per details, Ministry of Interior has invited applications from suitable male/female candidates for the vacancies of grade1 to 14 to be submitted before September. Sources expected that number of applications would certainly touch the figure of 30, 000 ... Read More »

Director valuation Mahboob Saqib retires

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LAHORE: The Directorate of Customs Valuation Director Mahboob Saqib Khan has retired from his services, attaining the age of superannuation in BPS-20. During his service Khan has contributed significantly in the development of the Customs Department. As chief TEPI and computer bureau, he upgraded the computer hardware and provided optic fiber based connectivity to all floors of the custom house. ... Read More »

SC orders Dewan Cement to pay customs duty after 19 years

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KARACHI: The Appraising Intelligence Branch of Model Customs Collectorate Appraisement-West is finally succeeded in managing its outstanding recovery of nearly Rs 80 million from Dewan Cement Limited (Pakland Cement) on its alleged involvement in tax evasion of Rs 86.84 million customs duty and sales tax. According to details, the case has been decided by Supreme Court of Pakistan (SCP) after ... Read More »

FBR to remove flaws in sales tax collection

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ISLAMABAD: The Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) has intensified its efforts to remove flaws in sales tax collection to achieve the yearly target  for FY 2014-15. As per details, FBR Chairman Tariq Bajwa and all members were briefed in a presentation on improvements in the collection system to collect sales tax. In the presentation members presented suggestions to remove flaws ... Read More »

Issue of fertilizer subsidy

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According to newspaper reports, the Ministry of National Food Security and Research is dilly-dallying the issue of subsidy on fertilizers, leaving little room for the farmers to enthusiastically participate in the next season crops. The use of fertilizers is the basic element in the modern farming and the growers deserve every facility from the government, but the present situation will ... Read More »

Circular debt – again  

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Circular debt is the money which various government departments owe to PEPCO as electricity charges. When the government departments do not pay for the power they use, PEPCO fails to pay to various power producing units from where it purchases electricityand the power producing units cannot pay to oil companies to purchase fuel. This creates a circle of debt which ... Read More »

LHC disposes of petition by SM Foods seeking quashing of FIR

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MULTAN: The Multan bench of the Lahore High Court (LHC) has disposed of a petition filed by Saim Mobeen Food Company in case of mis-declaration of imported goods from Austria. The quashing of the FIR filed by the Saim Mobeen Food Company in case of mis-declaration in the import of iron rods used in the baking of biscuits was disposed ... Read More »

FBR Chairman Bajwa seeks list of seized vehicles from all collectorates

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ISLAMABAD: The Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) Chairman Tariq Bajwa has sought all model customs collectorates to provide the details of all seized non-customs paid vehicles. As per details, in a notification issued by chairman office, it was stated that all model customs collectorates should send lists of non customs paid vehicles at warehouses and ports, seized by customs. It ... Read More »

Revenue Alliance Union asks FBR chief to accept demands

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LAHORE: The Federal Revenue Alliance Employees Union (FRAEU) FBR Pakistan has sent a letter to the FBR chairman, asking him to accept their charter of demands or the union will call for a strike. The union reiterated its demands in the letter regarding the service structure policy for FBR employees from BS-1 to BS-16, grant of one time scale to ... Read More »