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


  PESHAWAR: The Federal Government should force provincial government of Sindh and law enforcement agencies to stop extra dummerage 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 ... 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 »

NAB’s awareness, prevention & enforcement policy remains successful


ISLAMABAD: Honorable Justice Mr. Javed Iqbal, Chairman NAB reviewed latest progress on NAB’s Awareness, Prevention and Enforcement policy on ”OUR FAITH-CORRUPTION FREE PAKISTAN” at NAB headquarters. The Chairman NAB said that NAB is mandated to carry out Awareness and Prevention functions against corruption in pursuance of Section 33C of National Accountability Ordinance (NAO). He said that NAB’s awareness, prevention and ... Read More »

‘NAB committed to work transparently for a 100% corruption-free Pakistan’

NAB Chairman

ISLAMABAD: Honorable Justice Mr. Javed Iqbal, Chairman NAB chaired a meeting to review overall performance of NAB at NAB Headquarters. He said that NAB is absolutely committed to work transparently, fairly, professionally and on merit for a 100% corruption free Pakistan in accordance with law. He said that corruption is major hurdle in the way of progress and prosperity of the ... Read More »

NAB Chairman’s “accountability for all” policy gets full support of nation


  LAHORE: NAB under the dynamic leadership of Honorable Justice (retired) Javed Iqbal, Chairman NAB is absolutely committed to root out corruption from country with iron hands with the realization of through professionalism, transparency and on merit as per law. Today, eradication of corruption and logical conclusion of mega corruption cases is the top most policy of NAB. NAB strongly ... Read More »

Supreme Court hears case on NAB’s voluntary return rules

Supreme Court

ISLAMABAD: A Supreme Court bench on Thursday heard a case on the voluntary return rules of the National Accountability Bureau (NAB). Three-member bench headed by Justice Sheikh Azmat Saeed heard the case. Justice Azmat Saeed observed during the hearing that one of the questions to be decided is whether to discuss the previous decisions or not and another issue is ... Read More »

Govt should take action against Maersk, QICT for charging illegal demurrage & detention charges: Nasir Hameed

Nasir Hameed

LAHORE: PIAF Vice Chairman Nasir Hameed Khan said shipping lines and terminal operator including M/s Maersk Pakistan (Pvt) Ltd and M/s QICT  are taking illegal demurrage and detention charges from genuine importers, violating the set Customs rules and laws While talking to Customs Today, he said that the Govt, Shipping Ministry and Customs Department are not properly regulating these shipping ... Read More »

ECC directs to form committee to ensure prompt clearance at ports after Customs Today coverage


ISLAMABAD: Customs Today has been raising the issue of delay in clearance process at Karachi ports since last several years and finally the Economic Coordination Committee in its meeting directed the formation of a committee headed by Minister for Ports & Shipping Ali Haider Zaidi to bring up proposals for prompt and efficient cargo clearance at ports. According to details, ... Read More »

NAB Karachi arrests Agha Siraj Durrani; several politicians, corporates’ fate hangs in balance

Agha Siraj Durrani

ISLAMABAD: The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) on Wednesday arrested Sindh Assembly Speaker Agha Siraj Durrani. After arrest of former ports and shipping minister Kamran Michael, Customs Today had reported a few days ago on 16 February that the Bureau would arrest senior politicians soon. According to details, NAB has accused him of illegal appointments, misuse of power, misappropriation of funds ... Read More »

NAB interrogates Kamran Michael, authorises inquiries against senior politicians


ISLAMABAD: The National Accountability Board (NAB) authorised 13 inquiries against various personalities, including former MNA Ghulam Rabbani Khar and his daughter Hina Rabbani Khar, authorized 3 investigations against former PM Ch. Shujaat Hussain and former Punjab CM Ch. Pervaiz Elahi and started interrogation against former ports and shipping minister Kamran Michael over allegations of corruption and misuse of authority. Chairman ... Read More »

Sohail Shams, Adil Khan NABed in detention charges mega scandal inquiry

sohail shams

KARACHI: NAB Regional Board authorized inquiry against CEO of United Marine Agency Sohail Shams and management of KMTC, Pacific International Lines (PIL) and M/s Pacific Delta Shipping (Pvt) Ltd in a mega detention scam worth billions. Sources said that main beneficiary of the Pacific Delta Shipping is Adil Khan and he is also key planner of mega scam of detention ... Read More »

Maneuvers of Maerk, PIL, Pacific Delta can be dangerous for economy of country: Mian Islam


LAHORE: Shipping industry in developing countries like Pakistan is very important for development of the country and when these companies start blackmailing of the importers through its agents and dealers, it can destroy the economy of the country. This was stated by PVC scrap importer and senior member of All PVC Pipes Manufacturing Association Lahore Mian Islam while talking with ... Read More »

NAB shows excellent performance under dynamic leadership of Justice Javed Iqbal


ISLAMABAD: NAB under the dynamic leadership of Honorable Justice Mr. Javed Iqbal, Chairman NAB has been rejuvenated and geared through its proactive anti-corruption strategy by adopting “Accountability for All” policy. Today NAB has become a vibrant and reports and surveys of different reputable national and international organizations like PILDAT, Mishal Pakistan, Gallop and Gillani Survey, Transparency International and World Economic ... Read More »

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

Razzak Dawood

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


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

Arsalan Khan

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

Arsalan Khan

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

Soren Skou and Claus V Hammingsen

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

Khawaja Muhammad Usman

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

sohail shams

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 »