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Member Customs directed to ensure adequate training for officers

LAHORE: Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) Chairman Syed ShabbarZaidi directed Member Customs Operations Dr. Jawwad Awais Agha to ensure adequate training sessions for customs officers. He said that the Global Travelers Assessment System (GTAS) will enable Customs to achieve the “Invisible Customs approach” with least presence at airports while facilitating the genuine passengers. The Chairman has also directed Member Customs ... Read More »

Pakistan Customs enhances integration of agencies in WeBOC

LAHORE: Pakistan Customs has enhanced the integration of various agencies in the Web-Based One Customs (WeBOC) electronic system and ensured coordination of joint physical inspections at the port, Customs Today has learnt. A source told that Lahore Customs increased transparency of the land administration system by publishing its fee schedule online, they said adding that earlier Pakistan continues to perform ... Read More »

Customs Appraisement detects tax evasion by M/s Importro Clearing Agents Skills Int’l

LAHORE: Collectorate of Customs Appraisement Mughalpura Dryport foiled a bid of mis-declaration by M/s Importro Clearing Agents Skills International. Sources told Customs Today that customs authorities detected an attempt to evade over Rs 5 million duty and taxes by the agency. The customs sources said that the agency imported two containers of motor fans and aluminium wires. The dry port ... Read More »

Customs Enforcement collects Rs 20955m duty and taxes

LAHORE: Collectorate of Customs Enforcement has collected over Rs20955 million duty and taxes during the ten months of financial year 2019-20 (July to October). Sources told Customs Today that the customs enforcement collected Rs 20123 million duty and taxes against the purposed target for the period under review from the Allama Iqbal International Airport. Similarly the collectorate collected Rs 691 ... Read More »

Customs Lahore new recruitment underway

LAHORE: New recruitment in Pakistan Customs, as per instructions of the Federal Board of Revenue, is under process. As per policy of the government, a transparent merit based procedure has been adopted for recruitment in different cadres of Pakistan Customs. The Federal Board of Revenue has engaged Open Testing Service (OTS), for initial screening, skills test and written test for ... Read More »

Customs ASO generates Rs24m through auction of goods, vehicles

LAHORE: Collectorate of Customs Preventive, Anti-Smuggling Organization (ASO) has generated through auction of non-duty paid goods and vehicles on Friday. Sources told Customs Today different non-duty paid goods and vehicles which were impounded during different anti-smuggling operations were presented for auction. These goods includes generators, cloth and other miscellaneous item. Sources told that Rs10 million were generated through auction of ... Read More »

Customs Appraisement collects Rs36850m duty, taxes

LAHORE: Collectorate of Customs Appraisement has collected over Rs36850 million duty and taxes during the ten months of financial year 2019-20 July to October. Sources told Customs Today that the Customs Collectorate of Preventive collected Rs26739 million all duty and taxes against the purposed target for the period under review from the Appraisemnt Lahore. Similarly the Collectorate collected Rs11176.97 million ... Read More »

Passengers for Customs Desk at Allama Iqbal Int’l Airport

LAHORE: Passengers using the Allama Iqbal International Airport have urged the Customs authorities to install Customs Desk at the airport. Talking with Customs Today they said that the desk will help the passengers to understand the quantity which they can keep with them and the goods and articles which they can take along with them duty free. They were of ... Read More »

FBR I&I takes action against three business units in Gujranwala

LAHORE: In continuation of a drive against un-registered persons involved in making taxable supplies who are liable to be registered under the Sales Tax Act, 1990, the Directorate of Intelligence and Investigation-Inland Revenue, Lahore has carried out action under Section 38 and 40 of the Sales Tax Act, 1990 after obtaining search warrants from the Area Magistrate against the manufacturing/business ... Read More »

Punjab govt urged to set up central truck terminal in Lahore

LAHORE: Progressive Group of the Lahore Chamber of Commerce & and Industry (LCCI) has urged the Punjab government to set up a state of the art central truck terminal in Lahore equipped with the entire required infrastructure to help traders transport their goods to Karachi and other parts of the country safely and swiftly. On Wednesday, Progressive Group’s President and ... Read More »

FBR holds outreach education & training  seminars

LAHORE: As the due date for filing return of income for the tax year 2019 is drawing nearer, outreach education and training seminars/workshops arranged by Regional Tax Office-II, Lahore are gaining momentum.  Kiosks and return receipt countershave been established at all prominent commercial areas of Lahore, Kasur, Sheikhupura and Nankana. In order to ensure optimum filing of returns from out ... Read More »

Traders, industrialists express concern over impounding of cargo containers

LAHORE: The traders and industrialists while expressing concern over impounding of cargo containers for road blockade, have urged the authorities concerned to use only empty containers for necessary blockade as containers having tradable goods would incur a loss of billions of rupees to the businessmen in general and exporters in particular. They said that containers are being stopped and withheld ... Read More »

Autonomous body likely to replace Customs I&I

LAHORE:  An independent and autonomous body is likely to replace Directorate of Customs Investigation and Intelligence while the body will not be under the control of Federal Board of Revenue, instead a chairman will be its head. Sources told that personnel from armed forces would be appointed in the planned authority on deputation to assist existence Customs Intelligence staff. It ... Read More »

Customs undertakes transfers & postings of inspectors, appraising officers

LAHORE: Customs Lahore has undertaken transfers and postings of Customs inspectors and appraising officers. As per details Syed Imran Shaukat has been transferred from Valuation and M Aslam from Directorate of Training to Lahore Preventive. Collectorate of Customs Preventive M Arshad and Nadeem Mehmood  have been transferred from Lahore Preventive to Post Clarence Audit (PCA). Appraising Officers Faryal Amber and ... Read More »

Pakistan & EU have enormous bilateral socio-economic potentials

LAHORE: Pakistan and European Union have enormous bilateral  socio-economic potentials in various sectors besides textile.  These views were expressed by European Union to Pakistan Delegation Ambassador Designate  Androulla Kaminara while interacting with the tarders and industrialists at the Lahore Chamber of Commerce & Industry on Tuesday. LCCI President Irfan Iqbal presented the address of welcome while Senior Vice President Ali ... Read More »

Customs Airport recovers 195kg ketamine from two passengers

LAHORE: Collectorate of Customs Preventive Anti-Smuggling Organization (ASO) team deputed at Allama Iqbal International has recovered huge quantity of ketamine and other drugs from two passengers. Official sources told Customs Today that Collector Airport Basit Mehmood Abbasi received credible information that some passengers are trying to smuggle drugs. He immediately directed customs team to enhance checking of the passengers. The ... Read More »

Customs I&I impounds Indian cloth worth millions: Sadia Munib

LAHORE: Customs Investigation and Intelligence has impounded Indian originated non duty paid cloth worth millions of rupees. Sources told Customs Today that on information of Director Customs I&I Sadia Munib the Directorate’s anti smuggling team intercepted a bus loaded with 34000 meters of Indian made illegal cloth. The passenger bus of Bloch transportation was dumped with the cloth worth millions ... Read More »

PTBA office bearers welcomed

LAHORE: The Lahore Tax Bar Association (LTBA) has held a welcoming bash in honour of the newly elected office bearers of Pakistan Tax Bar Association (PTBA). The PTBA has recently elected its new office bearers including President Aftab Hussain Nagra, Qari Habibur Rehman Zubari, General Secretary Ferhan Shahzad, Joint Secretary Mian Salman Akhtar, Information Secretary Shahbaz Saddiq and other. The ... Read More »

ASO adopts zero tolerance policy against smugglers: ADC Muhammad Ashfaq

LAHORE: Collectorate of Customs Preventive Anti-Smuggling Organization (ASO) Additional Collector Muhammad Ashfaq has said that the organization has adopted zero tolerance against the illegal import and the elements involved in smuggling activities which are inflicting huge losses on the national exchequer. He expressed this commitment while interacting with Customs Today here the other day at his office in Customs House ... Read More »

Member Customs Jawwad Agha to visit Kartarpur Corridor on Oct 22

LAHORE: Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) Member Customs Operations Dr. Jawwad Uwais Agha is scheduled to arrive in Lahore on Sunday. Sources told Customs Today that during his visit Member Customs Operations will preside over performance evaluation meeting with chief collectors of (enforcement and appraisement) and collectors of Central Region Customs House, Lahore. He will also review revenue collection measures ... Read More »