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

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FAISALABAD: Government of Pakistan should stop M/s Maersk Pakistan Pvt Ltd and Qasim International Containers Terminal (QICT) from taking extra demurrage and detention charges to clear legally imported consignments. Advocate Muhammad Farhan associated with District Court Faisalabad told Customs Today in an interview that Maersk Pakistan and QICT violated SRO 1220 and Section 14A of Customs Act 1969 by taking ... Read More »

Maersk, QICT charging unreasonable detention, demurrage charges: Zeeshan Khalil

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LAHORE: Unreasonable detention and demurrage charges by shipping company M/s Maersk Pakistan Pvt Ltd and terminal operator Qasim International Container Terminal (QICT) for clearance of genuine shipments are creating hurdles for importers so the government should take stock of the situation. This was stated by Lahore Chamber of Commerce and Industry former vice president Zeshan Khalil while talking to Customs ... 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 »

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 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 »

NAB asked to probe Maersk Pakistan, PIL in multi-billion demurrage & detention scam

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KARACHI: The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) has received an application against M/s Maersk Pakistan (Pvt) Ltd and also against Pacific International Lines (PIL) and its agents in Pakistan, M/s Pacific Delta Shipping (Pvt) Ltd in a mega scam of demurrage and detention worth billions. The complaint received by the NAB demanded legal action for recoveries of amounts looted and recovering ... Read More »

Govt should cancel licenses of shipping cos involved in demurrage and detention scam: Khawaja Suleman Siddiqui

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MULTAN: The government should immediately cancel the operational licenses of those shipping companies who are involved in collection of exorbitant demurrage and detention charges from genuine importers. It was stated by Chairman All Pakistan Anjuman Tajiran Khawaja Muhammad Suleman Siddiqui in his exclusive talk with Customs Today the other day. He said that the collection of exorbitant demurrage and detention charges by ... Read More »

SC should constitute high-level JIT similar to Panama case to probe Maersk sales tax evasion: Imran Ghazi

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MULTAN: The Supreme Court of Pakistan should constitute a high level Joint Investigation Team (JIT) similar to Panama case for probing mega sales tax fraud of M/s Maersk Pakistan (Pvt) Ltd. Pakistan’s biggest ever fraud of sales tax revealed by Customs Today against M/s Maersk Pakistan (Pvt) Ltd should be investigated appropriately for recovery of robbed amount. It was stated ... 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 »

Pakistan’s biggest ever Sales Tax fraud: NAB, FIA asked to probe Maersk, SRB connivance

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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 »

Maersk ban, Member Customs takes notice of blackmailing by shipping lines

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ISLAMABAD: Amid reports of ban on Maersk shipping line as Model Customs Collectorate of Preventive, Karachi issued a notice to M/s Maersk Pakistan (Pvt) Ltd and started the process to cancel license of the company for sheer violation of the Customs Act 1969 and SRO 1220(I)/2015, Member Customs Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) Muhammad Zahid Khohar has also taken up ... 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 »

FIA starts legal procedure against Maersk Line in Rs 15b demurrage & detention scam

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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 »

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 »

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 »

FIR application against PIL, Pacific Delta for conspiracy, cheating, criminal breach of trust

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KARACHI: Importers have lodged application to register FIR against Pacific International Lines (PIL) and its agents in Pakistan, Pacific Delta Shipping (Pvt) Ltd for conspiracy, cheating and criminal breach of trust under PPC 407, 409, 420, 427, 506 and others so that these fraudsters are stopped to blackmail genuine importers by demanding ‘illegal’ additional charges. Pacific International Lines is a ... Read More »

FIR application against PIL, Pacific Delta for taking illegal charges & holding goods

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KARACHI: Corrupt shipping line Pacific International Lines (PIL) and its agents in Pakistan, Pacific Delta Shipping (Pvt) Ltd, are harassing and disturbing 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 ... Read More »

New Risk Management System should be introduced for transparent use of green channel facility: Collector Sadiqullah

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ISLAMABAD: Collector Adjudication Dr Sadiqullah Khan has proposed that a new Risk Management System should be introduced for transparent use of green channel facility. Reforms should also be introduced in management and human resource development system. Collector Dr Sadiqullah expressed these views during an exclusive interview with Customs Today. He said that list of Afghan Transit Trade should be reviewed. “If we ... Read More »

After Customs Today unearthed green channel scam of billions, Customs starts de-listing importers from facility

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KARACHI: A number of importers have reportedly been de-listed from ”Green Channel” facility by the Federal Board of Revenue’s Directorate Reforms and Automation (DR&A). Sources said that the de-listed importers have been barred from clearing their consignments through examination. The importers have approached the Directorate through written letters and sought the reason of their abrupt de-listing from Green Channel. They ... Read More »