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Peshawar I&I detects illegal clearance of 384 containers at Torkham border

PESHAWAR: Directorate of Customs Intelligence and Investigation (I&I) unearthed mega scandal of customs clearing 384 containers with fake declaration papers at Torkham Border. The Director Customs Intelligence and investigation Rashid Habib Yusufzai told Customs Today that 384 containers were detected which were cleared with fake declaration papers at Torkham Border alone. The containers loaded with dry fruits were cleared with ... Read More »

Int’l Customs Day 2020 celebrated in Customs House Peshawar

  PESHAWAR: The International Customs Day (ICD) was celebrated in Customs House Peshawar. Collector of Customs Preventive Asif Saeed Khan and Collector Appraisement Ihsan Ali Shah welcomed the distinguished guest belonged to federal government and Federal Board of Revenue Islamabad. Advisor to Prime Minister Imran Khan on establishment Affairs Arbab Shehzad was chief guest. During the participants he said that ... Read More »

Customs Preventive impounds trailer loaded with NDP smart phones & auto parts worth Rs8m

PESHAWAR: Collectorate of Customs Preventive impounded a trailer loaded with non-duty paid smart phones, auto spare parts and foreign origin clothes in Khyber district. Collector Customs Asif Saeed Khan lauded assistant collector Sajid Khan for supervision intelligence base operation (IBO) on tip off. The Collector directed the customs preventive team to eliminate every risk of smuggling non duty paid goods. ... Read More »

Azakheil Dry Port will play vital role to facilitate traders: Jawwad Agha

PESHAWAR: Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) Member Customs Operations Dr. Jawwad Awais Agha visited newly established Azakheil Perpai Dry Port and Customs House The Collector Preventive Asif Saeed Khan Lughmani and Collector Appraisement Ihsan Ali Shah were also present on occasion. They briefed the member customs operations about functioning activity of customs clearance at new dry port. Development work at ... Read More »

Peshawar Customs impounds two flying coaches loaded with NDP goods

PESHAWAR: The Collector Customs Preventive Asif Saeed Khan Lughmani directed to curb smuggling of non-duty paid goods from district Khyber to other parts of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. The Collector said this after increase in seizures from Khyber to other districts of the province. The Collector said that local passenger carriages are used to smuggle non duty paid goods. The Customs Preventive ... Read More »

Peshawar Customs impounds two trucks loaded with smuggled goods

PESHAWAR: Collectorate of Customs Preventive Collector Asif Saeed Khan Lughmani lauded customs squad for seizure of foreign origin goods. Sources told Customs Today that Customs Preventive team has seized two Hino trucks EA-2532 and E-3772 loaded with more than 300 thans of foreign origin cloth, hundreds cartons of foreign origin cigarettes, toothpastes, fireworks, drugs including hashish and opium. According to ... Read More »

Pakistan Customs to take all measures to facilitate legal Afghan transit trade: ADC Arbab Qaiser

PESHAWAR: Collectorate of Customs Additional Collector Arbab Qaiser said that Pakistan Customs is committed to provide all facilities at Pakistan Afghanistan trade and transit route. Additional Collector Customs was presiding over meeting with delegation of Afghanistan Pakistan Trade Portal (APTP) who visited Customs House Peshawar recently. The meeting with officials of Customs Department was led by Project Director Simbal Khan. ... Read More »

Peshawar Customs seizes smuggled goods worth Rs160m

PESHAWAR: Collectorate of Customs Preventive aborted several attempts of smuggling and seized NDP goods worth Rs160 million in first half of December. Collector Asif Saeed Khan said this while talking with Customs Today at Peshawar. The collector said that a huge cache of foreign origin NDP arms were recovered from a truck export scanner. The empty truck KBL 3865 was ... Read More »

Peshawar customs seizes black tea, betal nuts from Hayatabad

PESHAWAR: Collectorate of Customs has seized smuggled black tea and betal nuts along other non-duty paid goods at Hayatabad check post. Customs Inspector Wajid Khan told Customs Today that NDP goods were being smuggled from Kharkhano market Peshawar to other parts of the province. According to the details, Customs Preventive team deputed at Hayatabad check post intercepted a car bearing ... Read More »

Peshawar I&I impounds huge quantity of pomegranate & hashish

PESHAWAR: Customs Intelligence and Investigation impounded 14110 kilograms pomegranate and 4800 gram hashish. Deputy Director I&I Najib Arjumand told Customs Today that a truck loaded with pomegranate was intercepted after receiving credible information at Kharkhano check post which arrived from Torkham border. The customs squad detected that GD shown by the truck driver is fake upon which he was arrested ... Read More »

Preventive Peshawar generates Rs595m through seizures: Collector Asif Saeed Khan

PESHAWAR: Collector of Customs Preventive Asif Saeed Khan said that smuggled goods and vehicles worth Rs 595 million were seized in the month of November 2019. Collector Asif Saeed Khan told Customs Today on Thursday that most of the seizures were carried out by intelligence based operations in October and November 2019. All the anti-smuggling units performed very well and ... Read More »

Implementation of BMI to help curb smuggling through Torkham, Iran Borders

PESHAWAR: Pakistan customs at Khyber Pakhtunkhwa is facing difficulties in safeguarding economic borders due low number of manpower. The Model Customs Collectorate has only 900 staff members for whole of the province protecting three international border lines. According to details, Peshawar Customs seized smuggled goods worth Rs 14.291 billion during 2018-19 which can further be increased if better management facilities ... Read More »

Peshawar Customs transfers 8 inspectors

PESHAWAR: Transfers and Postings of customs staff continued in Customs House Peshawar as eight more inspectors were posted at Customs Collectorate of Preventive and Appraisement Peshawar. Three new inspectors of customs are posted at Customs Collectorate Preventive.  Inspector Jehan Zeb on joining was posted at Anti Smuggling Unit (ASU) Karak while Naimatullah on joining at ASU DI khan. Qazi Zahid ... Read More »

Customs Preventive Peshawar seizes smuggled goods worth Rs 79.4m: Collector Asif Saeed

PESHAWAR: The Customs Collectorate (MCC) Preventive Peshawar has seized Non Duty Paid (NDP) goods worth Rs 79.4 million in first week of October. Collector customs Preventive Peshawar Asif Saeed Khan Lughmani at Customs House Peshawar informed Customs Today that in a daring operation Customs mobile squads seized NDP truck loaded with smuggled goods worth millions of rupees. The Customs Preventive ... Read More »

Peshawar Preventive generates Rs454m in September: Collector Asif Saeed Lughmani

PESHAWAR: Collectorate of Customs Preventive seized non-duty paid (NDP) goods worth Rs 454 million during the month of September 2019. Customs Collector Preventive Asif Saeed Khan during an interview with Customs Today said that Preventive Peshawar seized huge quantity of smuggled and non-duty paid goods including vehicles, narcotics, currency and gold during September 2019 of current Financial Year. All 9 ... Read More »

Probationary officers of PITD visits Customs House Peshawar

PESHAWAR: A delegation of Pakistan Institute of Trade and Development (PITD) consisting of probationary officers of commerce and trade group (CTG) visited Customs House Peshawar on Tuesday. The delegation led by Director (PITD) Nazim Latif was received by Ihsan Ali Shah Collector Appraisement Customs Peshawar. The visiting officers were thoroughly briefed about 24/7 customs clearance operations at Torkham Border. The Collector ... Read More »

Peshawar Preventive seizes 1200 NDP mobile phones

PESHAWAR: Collectorate of Customs Preventive Khyber Pakhtunkhwa seized a car and 1200 mobile phones in a successful search operation. Inspector Ilyas Iqbal of Customs Preventive informed Customs Today that 1200 non customs paid smartphones at Nowshera were seized during search of a suspected car. The phones were being smuggled in a car ABW-745 from Khyber Pakhtunkhwa to Punjab. The driver of vehicle ... Read More »

Peshawar DG ATT chalking out plan for utilising services of Pakistan Railway

PESHAWAR: Directorate of Transit Trade Peshawar is working with Pakistan Railways and business community to chalk out a plan for transporting Afghan transit goods from Karachi to Torkham Border. Till October 15, after taking all stakeholders on board, operations will be initiated for transit of goods through carriage of Pakistan Railways from Karachi to Peshawar and then to Torkham Border. This ... Read More »

Peshawar Preventive earns Rs525m through anti-smuggling activities

PESHAWAR: Collectorate of Customs Preventive seized goods worth Rs 525 million till August 2019 through different enforcement raids. The MCC Preventive Peshawar committed to curb smuggling and loss to national exchequer,  collector Asif Saeed Khan said while talking with Customs Today, and added that customs preventive staff must be lauded for outstanding performance. Goods are seized due to particular circumstances ... Read More »

Illegal holding of goods by QICT, Maersk inflicting huge loss on importers: Saad Khan

PESHAWAR: The establishment of an independent regulatory authority to resolve problems being faced by the importers of the country is mandatory to curb illegal holding of consignments at Qasim International Port Terminal by shipping lines to demand extra demurrage and detention charges. Illegal holding of imported goods continues without hesitation at Port Qasim, as importers are being allegedly “conned” in the ... Read More »