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Habibullah, Junaid, Aruna CEOs of QICT, Maersk, shipping a ‘mafia’ in COVID disaster?

KARACHI: Traders Associations, Importers and Customs Agents are demanding waiver of demurrages, detention and port charges to avoid the economic system from further collapse as ‘shipping mafia’ and private terminals are said to be looting the nation due to non-implementation of existing laws. Importers are demanding 100% waiver of demurrage and detention charges and extension in free time till the ... Read More »

FIA proceeds on KICT demurrage scam case

KARACHI: The Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) has taken up the issue of illegal demurrage and detention charges taken from importers by the KICT. According to details, Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) Corporate Crime Circle Karachi has launched the enquiry of issue of blackmailing and cheating by the KICT by issuing Letter# FIA/CCC/K/ENQ-92/2018/2661-62 and Letter# FIA/CCC/K/ENQ-92/2018/2990-91 in this regard. At least 30 ... Read More »

MUJ expresses deep concerns over threats being hurled to journalists for highlighting Maersk mega scam

MULTAN: Multan Union of Journalist (MUJ) expressed deep concerns over threats being hurled to journalists and media houses for highlighting alleged mega scam by Maersk Line for charging exorbitant demurrage and detention charges from importers on clearance of their shipments. This was stated by President Multan Union of Journalist Abdul Rauf Maan in an exclusive interview with Customs Today the other day. He told ... Read More »

Appraisement-West to hold auctions at KICTand West Wharf in January

KARACHI: The Model Customs Collectorate MCC Appraisement-West on the directives of Collector Muhammad Saleem has announced auction schedule for the month of January 2015. Two auctions would be held under MCC Appraisement-West at Karachi International Containers Terminal (KICT) and West Wharf. The first auction would be held at KICT from 19 January to 22 January at 10.00am. The confiscated consignments ... Read More »

Nilofar to affect clearance of shipments at port terminals: AC Usman

KARACHI: The Nilofar Cyclone dread is likely to bring delay in arrival of shipments and clearance of consignments at terminals, including Karachi International Containers Terminal (KICT) and Pakistan International Containers Terminal (PICT), it is learnt. Sources in Pakistan Customs informed Customs Today that the delay in examination of the consignments is expected due to predicted rain and threat of Nilofar ... Read More »

PICT registers profit of Rs441.21m, announces cash dividend of Rs3 per share

KARACHI: Pakistan International Container Terminal (PICT) has declared a cash dividend of Rs3 per share for the quarter ended September 30. The company posted a net profit of Rs441.21 million, translating into the earnings per share (EPS) of Rs4.04 for the period under review as compared to the profit of Rs520.14 million and EPS of Rs4.77 in the same quarter ... Read More »

CCTV cameras at BOML terminal linked to Collector Saleem’s office

AICT and KICT examination areas will also be linked to collector’s office next week   By Sohail Rab Khan   KARACHI: The Model Customs Collectorate (MCC) of Appraisement-West officials have linked the CCTV cameras installed at BOML terminal to the collector’s office. Talking to Customs Today, Appraisement-West Collector Muhammad Saleem said that the collectorate has also planned to connect CCTV ... Read More »

Collector Saleem deputes Grade-19 officer at KICT to facilitate trade

KARACHI: Collector of Model Customs Collectorate of Appraisement-West Muhammad Saleem has deputed a Grade-19 additional collector (ADC) at the Karachi International Container Terminal (KICT) to ensure smooth flow of trade. According to details, Collector Saleem has assigned ADC Muhammad Nayyar Shafiq to look after the trade affairs at the terminal. Sources told Customs Today that the process of examination and ... Read More »

Customs lab needs improvement on war-footing basis: Collector Saleem

KARACHI: Model Customs Collectorate (MCC) of Appraisement (West) Collector Muhammad Saleem has admitted that the Customs Laboratory needs improvement on war-footing basis. Collector Muhammad Saleem assured the traders’ community that the Pakistan Customs was working on upgradation of the Customs Laboratory and the improvement would be inducted in the same field within 6 months. Responding on the grounding issues at ... Read More »

Customs Intelligence captures 6460 liquor bottles, 6816 beer cans

KARACHI: The Directorate of Customs Intelligence and Investigation-FBR, Karachi has made the seizure report against proprietor of M/s A-Z Corporation Abdul Dawood, its front man Shahid Khatri, Muhammad Zubair of M/s A-Z Corporation, Jawad Ghaffar of Xtreme Cars and clearing agent M/s L J Corporation for mis-declaration of description, quantity, value and H S Code of the imported goods. According ... Read More »

Clearing agents dissatisfied with incumbent KCAA body

KARACHI: The clearing agents have expressed their dis-satisfaction over the performance of recent body of Karachi Customs Agents Association (KCAA). Sharing their views with Customs Today, they alleged that the incumbent office-bearers of KCAA throughout the year adopted the policy of nepotism and favoritism. They were of the view that the KCAA office-bearers even did not raise their voice in ... Read More »

Customs to destroy contraband in 15 containers at PICT  

KARACHI: The Collector, Model Customs Collectorate of Appraisement (East) Najeeb-ur-Rehman Abbasi through a public order has given approval to the authorities concerned of Pakistan Customs-FBR for destruction of contraband/expired seized goods at PICT. According to the details, all arrangements have been finalized by Customs authorities and goods would be destroyed next week. When contacted, Additional Collector-PICT Muhammad Tahir confirmed that ... Read More »

Govt asks civil servants to declare assets

ISLAMABAD: The Establishment Division has issued a circular to employees of all ministries and institutions asking them to declare their assets details. It is obligatory for all civil servants to declare their assets after the start of new fiscal year; however except from FBR, other employees of different ministries and institutions have not yet declared their assets despite passing more ... Read More »

Importers demand adequate seating arrangement in Appraisement-West

KARACHI: The importers and Customs agents have demanded proper seating arrangements in Model Customs Collectorate (MCC) Appraisement-West for the hearing of their cases. As per details, importers and customs agents have complained that they have to wait in long queues from morning to evening for the hearing of their cases as there was no proper seating arrangement in hearing halls. ... Read More »

Tug-of-war: FPCCI Office turns a battlefield among VPs

ISLAMABAD: The Federation of Pakistan Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FPCCI) Office has become battleground as clashes abrupt between companions of vice presidents and other officials on occupying the office room for vice president. A source told Customs Today that the main cause of the clashes was political nature as central leaders of FPCCI used the forum as political tool ... Read More »

Customs examines 725 containers in 3 days at KICT

KARACHI: The Pakistan Customs has examined record 725 containers in just three days from Sunday to Tuesday at Karachi International Containers Terminal (KICT). The KICT Assistant Collector Examination Usman Tariq, while talking to Customs Today lauded the efforts of customs officials on clearing 702 containers in three days at international terminal. He said that the Pakistan Customs has examined 259 ... Read More »

Halal Food Authority to boost exports to Middle East: Dastgir

ISLAMABAD: The Federal Minister for Commerce Engineer Khurram Dastgir Khan said that the draft for Pakistan Halal Food Authority has prepared by the Ministry of Science and Technology in consultation with Ministry of Commerce and other relevant institutions and will be presented to the Parliament soon. He said that approval of draft will resolve the issue of certification of Pakistani ... Read More »

Appraisement-East registers FIR against Cosmos Enterprises

KARACHI: The Research and Development (R&D) Section of Model Customs Collectorate (MCC) of Appraisement-East has registered an FIR against Cosmos Enterprises in its alleged involvement in tax evasion by clearing two consignments of miscellaneous goods from warehouse without paying the legitimate duty/taxes. The FBR sources informed Customs Today that the R&D Section of MCC Appraisement-East has nominated Abdullah, a clearing ... Read More »

Auditor General Pakistan starts expenditure audit of MCC Lahore

LAHORE: Auditor General of Pakistan (AGP) has started annual audit of expenditure of Model Customs Collectorate (MCC) Lahore. The AGP officials will conduct audit of expenditures of the MCC Lahore funds including petrol, maintenance of the vehicles expenditure, expenditures of the building, newspaper receipts, gas, electricity and waters bill. The audit officers of AGP office will complete audit report of ... Read More »

Customs Adjudication-I to issue 47 show-cause notices to fabric importers

KARACHI: The Collectorate of Customs Adjudication-I is going to issue 47 show-cause notices (SCNs) to fabric importers who involved in mis-declaration. According to details, the Office of the Collector, Collectorate of Customs Adjudication-I has to issue three show-cause notices to the importers and remaining show-cause notices to be issued by the offices of Additional Collector, Deputy Collector and Assistant Collector ... Read More »