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ANF seizes tons of contrabands in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa

ISLAMABAD: The Regional Directorate Anti-narcotics Force (ANF) Khyber Pakhtunkhwa recovered smuggled drugs worth billions of rupees in August, which were several times more than the quantity of drugs recovered during July. According to the available data, the ANF seized 27.6kg heroin, 460kg hashish, 50,400kg sulfuric acid and 2.5kg amphetamine in August. Statistics revealed that ANF arrested 20 accused for their alleged involvement ... Read More »

FBR Member Ashraf Khan tells officers to achieve targets

ISLAMABAD: The Federal Board of Revenue has decided to transfer those field formation officers who will not show better performance till first quarter (October) of this fiscal year. As per details, FBR Member Inland Revenue Muhammad Ashraf Khan gave field formation officers two month respite to achieve their individual targets and warned them of transfer on showing inefficiency in their ... Read More »

Closing: KSE up 143 points on another round of talks

KARACHI: The Karachi Stocks steadily built on the overnight gains and rose by 143.31 points to take the stocks benchmark KSE-100 to 29728.91 points, shrugging off several pressing problems the country has been grappling with at different fronts, on Tuesday. The KSE-100 opened on an upbeat note and kept on upwards march aggressively, boosting confidence of the investors. Once the ... Read More »

Dollar weak in open market, strong at inter-bank

KARACHI: The US dollar strengthened 10 paisas in inter-bank market to reach 101.8 and weakened in open market by 15 paisas to reach 102.1 against Pakistani rupee on Tuesday. On Monday, however, dollar was sold at Rs 101.7 in interbank market and 102.25 in open market. Pakistani rupee weakened in open market as it shed 20 paisas against dollar on ... Read More »

Sri Lanka Customs seizes drugs at Bandaranaike Airport

COLOMBO: The Sri Lanka Customs has seized drugs worth Rs 2 million, used for illegal abortions, during a raid at the airport. Customs Preventive Division official intercepted a businessman and recovered illegal drugs imported from India at the Air Cargo Terminal of the Bandaranaike International Airport in Katunayake. Sources told that the businessman has imported the drugs form Chennai and ... Read More »

Customs to test WeBOC at Wagha Border soon: Majid Yousfani

KARACHI: Pakistan Customs to test Web Based One Customs (WeBOC), the homegrown state of the art automation system designed and developed entirely by Pakistan Customs, at Wagah Border this month. Director of Reforms & Automation Abdul Majid Yousfani said that WeBOC will introduce land and air modules till end of this month to help widen the reach of Pakistan Customs ... Read More »

UK funds FBR for tax awareness campaigns

ISLAMABAD: British Department for International Development will donate Rs 5 million to Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) which will be spent on awareness campaigns urging people to pay tax. As per details, a delegation of DFID has met with FBR Chairman Tariq Bajwa and offered him Rs 5 million funds for the campaigns to educate public about the importance of ... Read More »

Transfer, posting rules of FBR being infringed in Customs Service

KARACHI: The rules and regulations of the transfers and postings, issued by Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) are being floundered in the Pakistan Customs Service (PCS), sources said. As per the orders issued by the board, none of the PCS officers is allowed to hold an office for more than three years. The same orders are also applicable on the ... Read More »

Modified WeBOC modules to be operational from June 2015

KARACHI: The Directorate of Reforms and Automation has planned to turn all 60 modules of WeBOC (Web Based One Customs) on the design specifications provided by the directorate, operational from June next year. The installation of WeBOCs, which can be easily modified to shape up and provide more effective customs control and better trade facilitation, would launch a new era ... Read More »

Iran customs collects $ 1.87 billion in 5 months

TEHRAN: Iran customs has collected 58 trillion Iranian rials ($1.8 billion) in the first five months of the current Iranian calendar year from March 21 to August 22. Head of Iran Customs Administration Masoud Karbasian said that IRR 28 trillion of the mentioned amounts was accepted letter of credit. A letter of credit is a document issued by a financial ... Read More »

Chief Collector Burki tells customs officers to achieve targets

LAHORE: Four Model Customs Collectrorate of central region have collected Rs 18.74 billion customs duty during July-August 2014 which is 28 percent more than the Rs 14.61 billion of last year collection. As per details, Faisalabad Customs Collectorate collected Rs 1.02 billion attaining a growth of 31 percent than Rs 784 million of last year collection. MCC Multan on the ... Read More »

Closing: Bulls at KSE bounce back amid PTI, PAT talks with govt

KARACHI: The Karachi Stock Exchange (KSE) 100-index gained 71.82 points to reach 29585.60 mark on the first day of the trading week, Monday, as the positive signs were prevailing about the resolution of the current political standoff in the federal capital. The market opened at 29513.78 with positive sentiments, kept on marching upward and taken the total trade volume to ... Read More »

TDAP officials fly to New Delhi ‘alone’

LAHORE: The Trade Development Authority of Pakistan (TDAP) officials have left for India to participate in grand event of Lifestyle Pakistan ‘Alishan Pakistan’ exhibition leaving behind those who have to set up stalls at the exhibition from Pakistan trade community. As per details, it was decided that the people who were responsible to set up stalls have to leave first ... Read More »

Dollar gains 20 paisa against rupee in open market

KARACHI: The US dollar sold at Rs 101.7 in interbank market and 102.25 in open market. Pakistani rupee weakened in open market as it shed 20 paisa against dollar on the first day of trading. As per details, US dollar strengthened 20 paisa against rupee in open market to reach 102.25 on Monday. Financial analysts were of the view that ... Read More »

Customs seizes mobile phones at Islamabad Airport

ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Customs has foiled a bid to smuggle mobile phones worth Rs 2 million into Pakistan from Islamabad Airport. As per details, Customs Airport Deputy Collector Naveedur Rehman and his team intercepted a passenger Imran Haider at green channel boarded the flight TG 349 and recovered smartphones and tablets worth Rs 2 million. The customs registered a case ... Read More »

Imran, Qadri sit-ins: Ministry seeks funds to compensate containers’ owners

ISLAMABAD: The Federal government has started sending import/export containers back to ports as the owners have been demanding millions of rupee rent and compensations for their stolen and damaged containers. As per details, Islamabad administration has removed the containers used to block the roads in Red Zone Diplomatic Enclaves and deployed federal police force in place of containers. The owners ... Read More »

FBR issues notices to retailers for tax collection

ISLAMABAD: The Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) has issued electronic notices to 5,826 retailers asking them to submit their tax returns under normal and turnover regime. The FBR has also obtained electricity bills’ details of these retailers. Sources told Customs Today that the FBR has taken this step to broaden tax net and to implement tax reforms into the country. ... Read More »

TDAP to organize ‘Alishan Pakistan’ exhibition in New Delhi

ISLAMABAD: Despite strong opposition by an Indian Hindu fundamentalist organisation, preparations are in full swing to make the upcoming event ‘Aalishan Pakistan’ lifestyle exhibition in New Delhi a big success. The event is being organised by Trade Development Authority of Pakistan (TDAP). The Hindu Janajagruti Samiti (HJS), working for establishment of Hindu society, has demanded the Indian government stop the ... Read More »

Chinese assistance for economic corridor not loans: Ahsan Iqbal

ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for Planning, Development and Reform Ahsan Iqbal has said that the Chinese assistance to Pakistan under ‘China Pakistan Economic Corridor’ was not loans but foreign direct investment (FDI). “Today there is a mad race among all countries to attract maximum FDI for higher growth rates. Energy projects with Chinese assistance were a source of oxygen for our ... Read More »

Heavy rains play havoc with Lahore dry ports

LAHORE: Like other areas of the city, torrential rains have played havoc with already insufficient infrastructure at the Lahore Dry Port; bring business activities to a grinding halt. The Mughalpura Dry Port and Thokar Niaz Baig Dry Port have faced devastation to their already underdeveloped infrastructure due to the recent heavy rains. The dry ports have been inundated in rainwater ... Read More »