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Quetta Customs, FC seize 43 tons of poppy seed worth Rs44.5m near Nushki

QUETTA: Collectorate of Customs Preventive with the assistant of FC has seized 43 tons of poppy seed along with other smuggled goods at Nushki. The value of the seized goods comes to Rs44.5 million. Sources told Customs Today that Collector Customs Enforcement and Compliance Irfan Javed received credible information about smuggling attempts. He directed Additional Collector Yasir Kalwar and Deputy ... Read More »

Gwadar Customs impounds NDP vehicles worth Rs12m

GWADAR: Collectorate of Customs during on-going crackdown on smuggled/non-custom-paid vehicles impounded seven such vehicles worth Rs12 million. Sources told Customs Today that after directions of Chief Collector Balochistan Gul Rehman to intensify the anti-smuggling drive, especially against smuggled vehicles across Balochistan, Gwadur Customs staff, led by collector Tahir Qureshi, has seized 7 NCP vehicles at various parts of coastal areas ... Read More »

Colonisation of second CPEC economic zone begins with Rs53.6bn planned investments

PESHAWAR: After the launch of China-Pakistan Economic Corridor’s first special economic zone (SEZ) in Rashakai, colonisation of the 2nd CPEC SEZ, Allama Iqbal Industrial City (AIIC)-Faisalabad, has commenced with planned investments of Rs53.6 billion. According to details, a meeting of the AIIC SEZ Committee accorded approval to 15 applications and allotted 320 acres of land to enterprises. As per the ... Read More »

KP govt begins construction of Balakot hydropower project

PESHAWAR: The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) government is all set to start construction work on the Balakot Hydropower Project, the largest hydropower project in the province, on the Kunar River in Mansehra district. According to Cheif Minister’s Advisor on Energy, Himayatullah Khan, the power project will be completed within the next seven years with the financial support of the Asian Development ... Read More »

Quetta I&I seizes smuggled goods worth Rs79m during IBOs

QUETTA: Directorate of Customs Intelligence and Investigation I(I&I) has seized huge quantity of smuggled goods during two Intelligence Based Operations (IBOs) and lodged two separate FIRs against accused persons. Sources told that Director Muhammad Ismail received credible information about smuggling of goods. He immediately directed Deputy Director Amjad Hussain Rajpar to enhance vigilance on the suspected routes. A team comprising ... Read More »

FBR directs Multan Customs to deploy staff for monitoring of dry port gates

MULTAN: The Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) has directed Collector Customs Enforcement & Compliance (E&C) Multan to deploy relevant staff from Enforcement may be transferred/posted into Appraisement as the function of monitoring of gates of dry ports and Custom border stations has been given to Customs Appraisement Faisalabad. Collectorate of Customs Enforcement & Compliance (E&C) Multan was performing the responsibility ... Read More »

South Punjab exporters express dismay over unnecessary delay in grounding of export shipments at PICT

MULTAN: South Punjab exporters and Customs Clearing agents are upset over the unnecessary delay in the grounding and examination of export consignments at Pakistan International Container Terminal (PICT). South Punjab renowned exporter Mian Israr Ahmad Awan informed Customs Today that whenever import consignments were delayed the importers had to pay demurrage charges but in case of exports if the container ... Read More »

Faisalabad Customs to hold auction of smuggled Indian fabric on March 3

FAISALABAD: Directorate of Customs Intelligence and Investigation (I&I) Faisalabad has announced public auction of huge quantity Indian origin fabric on March 03, 2021. According to details the directorate announced to auction of confiscated goods and vehicles lying in the State Warehouse, I&I Customs Faisalabad. A huge quantity of 18,870 kilograms of Indian origin Shafoon cloth will be presented for the ... Read More »

Pakistan Customs taking all measures to promote trade activities in Gwadar: Chief Collector Gul Rehman

GWADAR: Chief Collector Gul Rehman has said that Pakistan Customs is taking all measures to promote and facilitate trade activities and business in Gwadar. Chief Collector Quetta Gul Rehman expressed these views during his 3-day visit to Gwadar. He said despite of COVID-19 and lockdown, Customs staff achieved its revenue collection target and would surpass annual target. Gul Rehman said ... Read More »

Australia HC for enhanced trade relations with Pakistan

MULTAN: Auatralia High Commissioner in Pakistan, Dr Geoffrey Shaw underlined the need for improving trade ties between business communities of Australia and Pakistan. Addressing a ceremony hosted in his honour at Multan Chamber of Commerce and Industry (MCCI), he said that Australian scientists were working closely with Pakistani scientists. He said that trade representatives in Islamabad and Sydney High Commissions ... Read More »

KP to launch universal vehicle number plates

PESHAWAR: The provincial government has announced to introduce a universal vehicle number plate system from July 2022 in a bid to improve provincial revenue through increasing vehicle registration. This was disclosed by Special Assistant to Chief Minister (SACM) on Excise and Taxation, Syed Ghazi Ghazan Jamal while briefing the media regarding the performance of his department in the past two ... Read More »

Govt taking all measures to facilitate farmers of South Punjab: Khawaja Jalaluddin Roomi

MULTAN: Punjab Agriculture Committee (PAC) is optimistic that all its recommendation would surely be approved and Prime Minister would announce a mega incentives package for farmers to make Pakistan self-sufficient in agricultural produce. Punjab Agriculture Committee(PAC) member and Director Pakistan Textile Council. Noted industrialist cum agriculturist, Ex-President of Multan Chamber of Commerce & Industry (MCCI) and sitting President of Dera ... Read More »

MTBA elects Malik Khadim Hussain Maitla as president & M. Sharif as general secretary

MULTAN: Multan Tax Bar Association elected Malik Khadim Hussain Maitla as President and Chaudhry Muhammad Sharif as General Secretary unopposed in tax bar association election for calendar year 2021-22. Multan Tax Bar Association announced 23rd February last date for submission of nomination paper in the annual elections 2021-22.Candidate Malik Khadim Hussain Maitla and Chaudhry Muhammad Sharif submitted their nomination paper ... Read More »

FBR taking measures to facilitate business community: Abid Raza Bodla

MULTAN: Chief Commissioner Inland Revenue (IR) Multan Region Abid Raza Bodla listened the grievances of member of Multan Chamber of Commerce & Industry (MCCI)in an open kutchehry held at the Chamber of Commerce and Industry (MCCI) here. Chief Commissioner said that we are resolving the problems of traders, industrialists, exporters, manufacturers and business community at their door step as per ... Read More »

Importers to pay duty & taxes through e-payment system: Collector Muneeza Majeed

MULTAN: The Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) has taken initiative measure towards digitalisation and automation of economy in compliance with FATF. The federal government has made it mandatory on all importers to make payment of duties and taxes exceeding Rs1 million through the e-payment system. Collectorate of Appraisement and Facilitation Faisalabad has also issued notification regarding that all duties and ... Read More »

Collector Irfan Javed’s Quetta Customs to start crackdown against under-invoicing

QUETTA: Collectorate of Customs Preventive, Collectorate of Customs Appraisement and Directorate of Customs I&I (I&I) Quetta adopted a comprehensive strategy to coordinate and joint crackdown on under-invoicing of imported goods. According to sources, customs officials in the first phase attempted to bring smuggled goods into the tax net through facilitating the traders wherever needed.  This policy will help to curb ... Read More »

Anti-smuggling strategy of Multan Customs to facilitate genuine businessmen: Collector Muneeza Majeed

MULTAN: Collectorate of Customs Enforcement and Compliance (E&C) Collector Muneeza Majeed has said that Anti-smuggling Organization raided during night time at different private godowns which were dumped with smuggled goods. Collector Customs Muneeza Majeed was speaking at the Multan Chamber of Commerce & Industry. The Collector Customs said that smuggling is causing huge loss to the national exchequer and the ... Read More »

Govt must abolish heavy taxes on auto industry :Israr Ahmad Awan

MULTAN: Auto industry is over burdened with customs duty and additional excise duty on vehicles spare parts. The government has levied a total of 85.5 per cent duty on commercial importers on auto parts, leaving legal importers of motorcycle spare parts in trouble and encouraging spare parts smugglers.  The auto vehicle spare parts industry is contributing to the strengthening of ... Read More »

FBR directs shipping vessels to install online tracking devices for real time tracking of vessels

MULTAN: The Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) has directed the shipping vessels, engaged in the transportation of coastal goods from one port in Pakistan to another, to install online tracking devices for real-time tracking of vessels and follow the approved geo-fenced routes. The FBR has issued Transportation of Coastal Goods Rules, 2021 under the new rules, the customs authorities shall ... Read More »

MCCI demands FBR to establish “Help Desk” to facilitate taxpayers

MULTAN: Multan Chambers of Commerce and Industry (MCCI) has lamented non-serious behavior of the Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) in addressing taxpayers’ grievances. MCCI President Khawaja Salahuddin has expressed deep concern over neglecting the apex body’s suggestion for setting up a “FBR Help Desk’ at the MCCI House, Multan. He said that the MCCI being the apex national body representing ... Read More »