Tag Archives: Customs

SC questions Customs’ performance in Balochistan

Expressing serious concerns over the performance of the Customs Department regarding smuggled vehicles in Balochistan, the Supreme Court on Monday said law and order would obviously deteriorate when government departments were themselves

Is there something on fire?

Around 15 billion smuggled and duty-non-paid cigarettes are sold annually in the country causing loss of more than Rs 10 billion to the national exchequer. According to sources, besides financial loss, this

Lahore Customs earns over Rs16b

Lahore Model Customs Collectorate has surpassed the annual target of Rs15.886 billion by Rs369.22 million. The Collectorate has earned Rs16.255 billion during the year 2010-11 whereas its target was Rs15.886 billion, said

Pakistan Customs seizes 1.5kg heroin

KARACHI – The Pakistan Customs Drug Enforcement Cell (DEC), Karachi Airport Unit seized 1.5kg heroin concealed in children’s jackets inside a postal parcel. The Customs DEC staff, while clearing the outgoing international parcels at the Pakistan Post’s Express Mail Service at Shahrah-e-Faisal, intercepted a parcel booked from Gulshan-e-Iqbal Post Office for an address in Birmingham, UK.
A thorough search of the parcel led to the recovery of 500 grams of fine quality heroin in

Customs duty evasion causes Rs 7b loss, FBR tells SC

ISLAMABAD – The Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) told the Supreme Court on Wednesday that the national exchequer suffered a loss of Rs 7 billion due to evasion of customs duty by ISAF containers at the Chaman crossing along the Pak-Afghan border.
Appearing on notice, FBR Chairman Salman Siddique told a three-member bench of Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry, Justice Muhammad Sair Ali and Justice Ghulam Rabbani that a total of 2,981 containers went missing, of which 408