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‘Govt must take action against PQA’s Asad Chandna & QICT’s Junaid Zamir for collecting exorbitant charges’

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MULTAN: Illegal Clearance of contraband items and collection of exorbitant demurrage and detention charges from importers with the active connivance of corrupt officials like Port Qasim Authority’s chairman Asad Rafi Chandna and QICT CEO Junaid Zamir is a big question mark on the integrity of maritime affairs ministry. Federal Government must take stern action against these officials to protect the ... Read More »

PQA, SECP keep mum over dangerous developments at QICT

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KARACHI: The Qasim International Containers Terminal (QICT) has violated the agreement with Port Qasim Authority (PQA) by appointing Indian officials at key posts through a foreign holding company without the approval of the Ministry of Interior (MoI). Securities and Exchange Commission of Pakistan (SECP) and PQA chairman Asad Rafi Chandna also failed to take any action against QICT senior officials ... Read More »

Collection of illegal demurrage & detention charges by Maersk, QICT disturbs importers: Attaur Rehman

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MULTAN: Business community is compelled to pay illegal demurrage and detention charges due to blackmailing of shipping companies including M/s Maersk Pakistan and terminal operator Qasim International Container Terminal (QICT) for clearance of genuine shipments. Collection of unreasonable demurrage and detention charges by shipping companies creates serious issues for importers. It was stated by renowned importer and businessman of South ... Read More »

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

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

Evidence surfaces on PQA’s Asad Chandna involvement in multi-billion demurrage scam

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KARACHI: Documents have surfaced hinting at possible involvement of Port Qasim Authority (PQA) chairman Asad Rafi Chandna in the multi-billion demurrage and detention scam as his intentional inaction on the issue even after an agreement leads to suspect his full connivance with Qasim International Container Terminal (QICT) CEO Junaid Zamir in the whole scam. Credible source has provided Customs Today ... Read More »

Govt should stop Maersk, QICT from taking extra demurrage, detention charges: Advocate Mohib

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PESHAWAR: Government should stop M/s Maersk Pakistan Pvt Ltd and Qasim International Containers Terminal from taking extra demurrage and detention charges to clear legally imported consignments. Maersk Pakistan and QICT violated SRO 1220 and section 14A of Customs Acts 1969 by taking extra demurrage and detention charges other than collecting applied duty and taxes. Advocate Mohib Kaka Kheil associated with ... Read More »

Maersk, QICT blackmailing importers to pay extra demurrage, detention charges: Malik Israr

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MULTAN: Customs clearance of import shipments has become a constant headache for importers due to blackmailing of M/s Maersk Pakistan Pvt. Ltd. and Qasim International Container Terminal (QICT) for collection of unjustified demurrage and detention charges. This shipping company is violating set rules and laws with cooperation of the port terminal by forcing importers to pay additional charges under the ... Read More »

Govt should take action against Maersk, QICT for collecting illegal demurrage, detention charges: Salman Nasar

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LAHORE: Pakistan’s famous businessman, importer and exporter of fans, washing machines and other relevant items from Gujrat, Salman Nasar has said that government should take strict action against shipping company M/s Maersk Pakistan Pvt Ltd and terminal operator QICT which are involved in the collection of exorbitant charges such as demurrage and detention charges for the clearance of shipments from ... Read More »

Shipping Ministry should take action against Maersk, QICT for collecting of illegal demurrage, detention charges: Ch Niaz

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MULTAN: Ministry of Port and Shipping should take action against M/s Maersk Pakistan Pvt Ltd and M/s Qasim International Container Terminal (QICT) for collection of illegal demurrage and detention charges on clearance of import shipments. This was stated by Vice President Pakistan Helpers Business Council Chaudhary Muhammad Niaz while talking to Customs Today here the other day. He said that ... Read More »

‘Govt should stop blackmailing of Maersk, QICT to facilitate genuine importers’

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MULTAN: The government should regulate all shipping companies to stop them from demanding illegal demurrage and detention charges from importers on clearance of shipments. Blackmailing of shipping companies especially M/s Maersk Pakistan (Pvt) Ltd and M/s Qasim International Container terminal (QICT) is portraying negative image of the country. It was stated by Chairman All Pakistan Power Looms Association (APPLA) Abdul Khaliq Qandeel Ansari ... Read More »

‘NAB, FIA must take action against Maersk, QICT for collecting illegal demurrage, detention charges’

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MULTAN: National Accountability Bureau (NAB) and Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) should take strict action against M/s Maersk Pakistan (Pvt) Ltd and Qasim International Container Terminal for collecting illegal demurrage and detention charges to address complaints of importers. Collection of exorbitant demurrage and detention charges from genuine importers is spoiling business environment in the country. This was stated by Advocate Muhammad ... Read More »

“Govt should take action against alleged hiring of Indians at QICT”

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LAHORE: Senior physician and executive member of Pakistan family physicians association of Pakistan, Dr Abdul Qadoos Khokhar has said that during this time of worst ties between Pakistan and India, where the latter is threatening the former on daily basis, alleged working of Indian citizens in Pakistan at sensitive and strategic places is dangerous and it is a security risk ... Read More »

Govt should take action against Maersk, QICT for collecting illegal demurrage, detention charges: Kh M Badar Munir

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MULTAN: Government should take strict action against shipping company M/s Maersk Pakistan Pvt Ltd and terminal operator QICT which are involved in the collection of exorbitant charges as demurrage and detention charges for the clearance of shipments from genuine importers. These shipping companies are spoiling business environment due to their blackmailing at port by collecting unjustified demurrage and detention charges ... Read More »

NAB authorises inquiry against Maersk, QICT, SRB in multi-billion scam case

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KARACHI: The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) has authorised inquiry against officials of Sindh Revenue Board, QICT and M/s Maersk Pakistan (Pvt) Ltd in country’s biggest shipping scandal involving 400 billion rupees. The NAB received the complaint with subject: Building dams by recovering losses of more than Rs 400 billion from officials of port terminals like Qasim International Container Terminal (QICT) ... Read More »

Govt should conduct scrutiny of all Indians working at QICT: Musa Raza Gillani

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MULTAN: Government should conduct scrutiny of all foreigners including Indians working at Qasim International Container Terminal (QICT) to ensure national security. This was stated by auto importer Syed Hussain Musa Raza Gillani while talking to Customs Today about foreigners working without permission of Ministry of Interior (MOI). He said that illegal appointment of Indians at the Qasim International Container Terminal ... Read More »

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

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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 »

Govt should take steps against Maersk, QICT to facilitate importers: Arshad Bhatti

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LAHORE: Worldwide shipping companies including Sefmarrien, APL, Cosco, OOCL and others are charging $8 to $10 per day detention and demurrage after free day but in Pakistan these companies are charging over $80-100 per day and no one is there to question them. Illegal demurrage and detention charges are taken by the shipping lines including M/s Maersk Pakistan Pvt and M/s ... Read More »

Fearing arrest, two Indian spies flee Pakistan Port Qasim

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KARACHI: In a latest but crucial development, two Indian ‘spies’ have fled from Pakistan’s Port Qasim who were illegally appointed at the port through a holding company of the QICT without the approval of the Ministry of Interior. Experts say these spies were working at the QICT to run their network like Kulbhushan Jadhav who was caught by Pakistani Army ... Read More »

Illegal demurrage & detention charges by Maersk, QICT creating hurdles for importers: Raza Hashmi

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LAHORE: Leader of the Pakistani exporters’ community in Japan, Raza Hasmi has said that the illegal demurrage and detention charges by the shipping lines including M/s Maersk Pakistan (Pvt) Ltd and terminal operator QICT have increased problems for overseas Pakistanis exporting cheap vehicles and spare parts to Pakistan. Raza Hashmi who is visiting Pakistan nowadays has told Customs Today that ... Read More »

Port Report: Maersk results gain from U.S. container import binge and higher detention fees

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Maersk : saw operating profit for 2018 increase slightly despite a 26 percent jump in revenue as fuel prices continue to catch the world’s biggest container ship line by surprise. The company sees operating profit improving this year thanks to cost savings from the buyout of Hamburg Sud and the growth in smaller, but higher margin businesses. It expects its ... Read More »