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Used vehicles import: Up to 50pc duty cut in the offing

ISLAMABAD: Federal government has started considering the proposals for Budget 2014-15 regarding reduction of customs duty on used imported vehicles. However, the auto manufacturers have reacted to this strongly. Sources said that the government is considering the reduction in customs duty on used imported vehicles from 10-50 per cent. They added that under the possibly revised auto policy, the reduction ... Read More »

Vehicles clearance scam: Committee yet to reach conclusion

KARACHI: The three member fact-finding committee formed on probing the scam of revenue shortfall of Rs 450 million in share of surcharge on the clearance of around 1900 vehicles has not yet reached its conclusions after passing the deadline set by Federal Board of Revenue in connection with compilation of report. FBR had formed a three member committee in mid ... Read More »

Customs special judge sends six to judicial lock up

LAHORE: Special Judge of Customs Tanveer Akbar has accused six of evading customs duty worth millions of rupees on import of betel leaves while sending them to judicial lock up. The Customs Investigation and Prosecution Department had arrested the accused on three days remand for recovery of taxes and documents. Earlier, the customs authorities produced the accused before the Customs Special Judge for ... Read More »

DI&I-Customs thwarts smuggling attempt

NOWSHERA: Directorate of Customs Intelligence and Investigation has foiled an attempt to smuggle huge quantity of narcotics on Motorway while seizing the drugs. Talking to reporters, Superintendent Customs Intelligence Khwaja Iqbal said that acting on a tip-off, the customs intelligence officials signalled a truck to stop. On thorough search, 51 kg of hashish were recovered from the hidden cavities of ... Read More »

Naeem Ajaz assumes charge as Chief, FBR

ISLAMABAD: Naeem Ajaz Qureshi has assumed charge as Chief, Federal Board of Revenue. FBR has issued notification in this regard which states: Naeem Ajaz Qureshi of Pakistan Customs Service (BS-20) has relinquished charge of the post of Collector Adjudication, Islamabad with effect from14-04-2014 and assumed charge of the post of Chief, FBR (Headquarters), Islamabad with effect from 15-04-2014. Read More »

MCC Port Qasim detects mis-declaration, notice issued

KARACHI: Model Customs Collectorate of Port Muhammad Bin Qasim has detected a case of mis-declaration in a consignment imported by M/s Al-Harmain Textile wanting to import a consignment of industrial sewing machines and motors in the garb of home consumption appliances. Sources in MCC Port Qasim informed Customs Today that the importer has filed home consumption appliances Goods Declaration (GD) ... Read More »

Bajwa expresses concern over shortfall in duty collection

KARACHI: Federal Board of Revenue Chairman Tariq Bajwa in his visit to Customs House, Karachi has held meetings with the high officials of Model Customs Collectorate (MCC) of Appraisement-East, MCC of Appraisement-West, MCC of Port Muhammad Bin Qasim and MCC of Preventive. Sources in FBR Secretariat informed Customs Today that the Collectors of all four collectorates Najeeb-ur-Rehman Abbasi, Muhammad Saleem, ... Read More »

Customs starts liquidating pending bank guarantees

KARACHI: Pakistan Customs has started liquidation of financial instruments submitted by importers as bank guarantees against their goods clearance to boost revenue collection. Pakistan Customs has also warned the importers to ensure sufficient balance in their bank accounts against the issued bank guarantees, otherwise penal action would be initiated against them. A notice issued by Model Customs Collectorate of Appraisement ... Read More »

Ghulam Ahmad assumes charge as Director General DGTR-Customs

KARACHI: Ghulam Ahmad has assumed charge as Director General of Directorate General of Training and Research-Customs. Federal Board of Revenue has issued a notication in this regard which stated: Ghulam Ahmad of Pakistan Customs Service (BS-21) has relinquished charge of the post of Member FBR (Headquarters) with effect from 17-04-2014 and assumed charge as Director General, Directorate General of Training ... Read More »

Businessmen doing injustice to Multan Dry Port: Rozi Khan Burki

LAHORE: Hundreds of Multan businessmen are clearing their consignments from Lahore and Peshawar dry ports which is a sheer injustice to the Multan Dry Port. This was stated by Chief Collector Customs (Central) Lahore Rozi Khan Burki addressing a ceremony organized at the Multan Dry Port. He said employment opportunities at the dry port are directly proportional to business activities ... Read More »

Customs court cancels bails of six

LAHORE: Special Judge Customs Tanveer Akbar has cancelled bails of six persons accused of evading customs duty up to millions of rupees on import of betel leaves. The customs investigation and prosecution department has arrested the accused on three days remand for recovery of taxes and documents from the accused. The six accused in custody include Ijaz Golati, Amir Yousaf, Saeed Khalid Ali, ... Read More »

Violation of concessionary regime: FBR swings into action against Bahria Icon Tower

KARACHI: The management of Bahria Icon Tower has moved the Sindh High Court (SHC) against the objections leveled by the Input-Output Co-efficient Organization (IOCO) of the Federal Board of Revenue (FBR). FBR sources informed Customs Today that the Input-Output Co-efficient Organization (IOCO) has placed violation charges against the management of Bahria Icon Tower in order to take erroneous advantage of ... Read More »

FBR announces transfer of Grade-20,19 officers

ISLAMABAD: Federal Board of Revenue has announced transfer/posting of senior PCS officers including one Grade-20 and one Grade-19 officer. The notification states: Naeem Ajaz Qureshi of Pakistan Customs Service (BS-20) has been transferred from the post of Chief, Federal Board of Revenue (Headquarters), Islamabad to the post of Director, Directorate General of Post Clearance Audit, Islamabad. Muhammad Asghar Khan of ... Read More »

WeBOC resumes after 2h blockage

KARACHI: Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) has restored Web Based One Customs (WeBOC)-computerised system after almost 2 hour blockage. PTA informed Directorate of Reforms and Automation (Customs), Karachi this morning that there was a far-end trafficking issue due to which WeBOC working was stopped for two hours. Now that the issue has been resolved and WeBOC is working smoothly, confirmed the ... Read More »

Collectorate of Adjudication-I seizes vehicle through ONO

KARACHI: Collectorate of Adjudication-I Collector Syed Shahanshah Hasnain has issued Order-in-Original (ONO) No. 551/2013-14 through which Pakistan Customs has out rightly confiscated a tampered, non-duty paid, smuggled vehicle (Wrangler Jeep) bearing registration No. BF-1339 recovering an amount of Rs 1,961,146 for national exchequer. The case was constituted by the Regional Office of Directorate General of Intelligence and Investigation-Customs, on 16-12-2013 ... Read More »

Customs General Order issued for clearance of US/NATO/ISAF cargo by air

KARACHI: Federal Board of Revenue through a Customs General Order (CGO) No.01 of 2014 issued on April 28 has given consent in order to give effect to the decision of the Ministry of Defence, for the US proposal of multi-modal transit operations through Jinnah International Airport, Karachi for the transportation of 1628 vehicles for Afghan National Security Forces by air. ... Read More »

Collector Shahanshah issues 3 ONOs against Green Star Social Marketing, recovers Rs1.5 crore

KARACHI: The Collector Syed Shahanshah Hasnain of the Collectorate of Adjudication-I has issued three Order-in Original (ONOs) containing numbers: 547/2013-14, 548/2013-14 and 549/2013-14 against M/s Green Star Social Marketing, Pakistan (Guarantee) Ltd for availing undue benefit of the exemption from whole of the Sales Tax and Income Tax under special classifications provisions of Chapter 9927 and recovered an amount of ... Read More »

Customs Adjudication committed to quick disposal of cases: Collector Sumera Nazir

LAHORE: The Customs Collectorate (Adjudication) is committed to speedy dispensation of justice through timely disposal of cases registered at various Customs stations including dry ports, airport and Wagah border. “Verdict of the collectorate on cases is not final and the ‘convicts’ always reserve the right to appeal in higher courts.” Custom Collector (Adjudication) Sumera Nazir expressed the views during an ... Read More »

Directorate gears up to add bulk oil, export modules in WeBOC

KARACHI: The Directorate of Reforms and Automation-FBR is gearing up to install the modules including bulk oil and raw materials of export in SRO 326, 327 and 492 in Web Based One Customs (WeBOC), computerized system by end of May, 2014. A senior officer of FBR informed Customs Today that the Directorate of Reforms and Automation has completed 85 per ... Read More »

CEC issues election schedule of Preventive Service Officers’ Association, Club

KARACHI: The schedule of the upcoming elections of the Preventive Service Officers’ Association and Preventive Service Officers’ Club has been issued by the office of the competent authority i.e. Assistant Collector and Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) Adnan Rafiq. According to the schedule, the elections are going to be held on May 15, 2014. Filing of nomination papers for the election ... Read More »