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Illegally-appointed Indians at QICT involved in anti-state activities: Advocate Syed Anwar

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MULTAN: Presence of Indians at Qasim International Container Terminal (QICT) without security clearance from Ministry of Interior (MOI) is posing serious national security risk and these illegally-appointed Indians are also allegedly involved in anti-state activities. This was stated by Senior Member High Court Bar Association and tax consultant Advocate Syed Anwal Haider Zaidi while talking to Customs Today. It’s shocking ... Read More »

65 officials of QICT, Maersk NABed in Rs 610 billion inquiry

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KARACHI: The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) in its Regional Board Meeting (RBM) has authorised inquiry to ascertain role of 65 officials of QICT and M/s Maersk Pakistan (Pvt) Ltd in country’s biggest Ports & shipping scandal involving 610 billion rupees. As per the complaint received by the NAB, the nexus of some Customs staff, port terminals like QICT along with ... Read More »

Indians working at QICT without permission of Interior Ministry a serious security threat: Advocate Sheikh Ghias

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MULTAN: Huge number of Indians under the guise of shipping companies working without permission of Interior Ministry at Qasim International Container Terminal (QICT) are causing economic and national security threats due to their doubtful dealings. Interior ministry and security agencies must initiate verification process and enhance vigilance of these Indians working in different shipping companies to prevent any sort of ... Read More »

Indians working at QICT without MOI clearance pose security risk: Qazi Jaffar

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PESHAWAR: The Indians working unlawfully at Qasim International Container Terminal (QICT) without the issuance of No Objection Certificate (NOC) by the Ministry of Interior (MOI) might be a national security risk. The law enforcement agencies must hold the license of M/s QICT due to its operations without clearance of MOI. Talking with Customs Today, advocate Peshawar High court Qazi Jaffer expressed shock ... Read More »

MUJ expresses deep concerns over threats being hurled to journalists for highlighting Maersk mega scam

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MULTAN: Multan Union of Journalist (MUJ) expressed deep concerns over threats being hurled to journalists and media houses for highlighting alleged mega scam by Maersk Line for charging exorbitant demurrage and detention charges from importers on clearance of their shipments. This was stated by President Multan Union of Journalist Abdul Rauf Maan in an exclusive interview with Customs Today the other day. He told ... Read More »

Maersk Line should be banned due to corruption and mismanagement: Senator Ilyas Bilour

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PESHAWAR: Importers are shifting businesses from Pakistan due to huge corruption by shipping lines so the government should take notice of unjustified demurrage & detention charges taken by Maersk Line. Many importers associated with Pakistan Afghanistan Trade and Transit route have already shifted their business from Pakistan due to heavy losses. This was said by Senator Ilyas Bilour while talking with ... Read More »

Customs issues notice to Maersk for cancellation of license; goods loaded may not reach Pakistan

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KARACHI: Model Customs Collectorate of Preventive, Karachi has issued a notice to M/s Maersk Pakistan (Pvt) Ltd as it started the process to cancel license of the company for sheer violation of the Customs Act 1969 and SRO 1220(I)/2015. Maersk Line and its subsidiary M/s Maersk Pakistan (Pvt) Ltd kept on harassing and blackmailing importers to get additional demurrage and ... Read More »

Govt should take stern action against Maersk Line due to violation of SRO 1220 (I)/2015: Naima Ansari

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ISLAMABAD: Violation of government laws is a serious crime and the present government should take serious action against Maersk Line and its subsidiary in Pakistan Maersk Pakistan (Pvt) Ltd due to  violation of SRO 1220(I)/ 2015 and for harassing and blackmailing importers to get additional demurrage and detention charges. This was stated by ex-Vice President of Federation of Pakistan Chamber ... Read More »

Shipping Alert! Cargo delivery at Pakistan ports may be banned of Maersk Line

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KARACHI: Evidence has surfaced on ban of cargo delivery at Pakistani ports of Maersk Line and its subsidiary in Pakistan, M/s Maersk Pakistan (Pvt) Ltd as Customs Preventive has started procedure to cancel their licenses under rules 603 (Q), 603 (R), 604 (Q) and 607 (E), others of SRO 1220 (I)/2015. Sources said Maersk Line and its subsidiary M/s Maersk ... 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 »

QICT, Maersk shipping line cause loss of billions to national economy: Faiz Mohammed

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PESHAWAR: Corruption by QICT and shipping lines Maersk haunted national economy and caused loss of billions to the national exchequer. The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) and the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) received a complaint seeking probe to ascertain role of 65 employees of QICT / DP World and Maersk in country’s biggest shipping scandal involving 610 billion rupees. The FIA and the ... Read More »

QICT poses threat to nation with discreet Habibullah control

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KARACHI: The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) and Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) received a complaint seeking probe to ascertain link of Habibullah Khan with Qasim International Container Terminal (QICT) / DP World in parking billions of rupees black money. Habibullah Khan, the alleged mastermind of Panama-like offshore companies having questionable financial backing controlling one of the strategic assets of Pakistan in ... Read More »

FIA asked to probe QICT /DP World, Maersk involvement in Rs610b mega scam

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KARACHI: The Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) has received a complaint seeking probe to ascertain role of 65 employees of QICT / DP World and Maersk in country’s biggest shipping scandal involving 610 billion rupees. 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 ... Read More »

NAB asked to probe Habibullah link with QICT / DP World in parking billions of rupees black money

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KARACHI: The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) has received a complaint seeking probe to ascertain link of Habibullah Khan with Qasim International Container Terminal (QICT) / DP World in parking billions of rupees black money. A local newspaper reported that Habibullah Khan recently declared liquid assets of $1.25 billion outside of Pakistan in the single largest Amnesty declaration in the South ... Read More »

Maersk ship arrested, executives of QICT/DP World may also get arrested soon

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KARACHI: Shipping Watch reports that Maersk ship is recently arrested in Tunisia by displeased Honam customers who were demanding their lost money due to negligence of the shipping line. Experts say that their displeased customers across the globe may take a cue from this incidence due to criminal activities of Maersk and QICT/DP World. Maersk Line recently changed its ownership ... Read More »

Maersk lines, QICT to be booked in criminal cases, face closure

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KARACHI: Importers said that Maersk shipping line, its subsidiary in Pakistan, M/S Maersk Pakistan (Pvt) Ltd and Qasim International Container Terminal (QICT) are robbing them of billions of rupees through criminal breach of trust, cheating and threatening. Importers have decided to book the shipping line and QICT in criminal cases due to which Maersk and QICT could face complete closure ... Read More »

FIR application against Maersk and QICT for taking illegal charges & holding goods

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KARACHI: Shipping line Maersk, its subsidiary in Pakistan, M/S Maersk Pakistan (Pvt) Ltd and Qasim International Container Terminal (QICT) are blackmailing genuine importers through illegal holding & blocking of their imported goods for the sake of demanding additional demurrage and detention charges in violation of relevant customs laws. Importers have filed application to lodge FIR against this shipping line, its ... Read More »

QICT puts nation at risk, auctions 400 containers of dangerous PVC scrap

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KARACHI: Pakistan Customs auctioned 400 containers of banned hazardous plastic scrap  including used shopping bags and PVC pipes of sewerage lines instead of dumping them. Sources said ban is imposed on import of unhygienic plastic scrap but some importers imported consignments of this scrap and tried to clear it through mis-declaration as different collectorates of Customs stopped clearance of these ... Read More »

PCA detects Rs6m tax evasion by M/s Alam Fayyaz & Sons & Landhi

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KARACHI: The Directorate of Customs Post Clearance Audit (PCA) on Thursday detected duties and tax evasion of Rs 6 million by M/s Alam Fayyaz and Sons, Landhi, Karachi and sent report of concern to adjudication, it is learnt here. Sources told Customs Today that M/s Alam Fayyaz and Sons, Landhi, Karachi imported two consignments of imported dinner sets, included fancy dinner ... Read More »

PICT registers profit of Rs441.21m, announces cash dividend of Rs3 per share

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KARACHI: Pakistan International Container Terminal (PICT) has declared a cash dividend of Rs3 per share for the quarter ended September 30. The company posted a net profit of Rs441.21 million, translating into the earnings per share (EPS) of Rs4.04 for the period under review as compared to the profit of Rs520.14 million and EPS of Rs4.77 in the same quarter ... Read More »