Tag: Customs

Customs seizes 4kg amphetamine from Malaysian youth

KARACHI - The Pakistan Customs' Drug Enforcement Cell-Karachi Airport Unit has recovered four kilogrammes of synthetic psychotropic drugs worth millions of rupees from the suitcase of a Malaysian youth.
Muhammad Rizwan, who was leaving for Penang, Malaysia, was intercepted at the International Departure Hall on suspicion. Since Rizwan could not furnish the authorities with satisfactory responses to their queries and was arousing suspicion in them with his body language, his

18 tainted officers working at Customs Office

ISLAMABAD - As many as eighteen tainted officers of Grade 16 and above are working at Model Customs Collectorate Office in Karachi, the Senate was told on Tuesday. The startling revelation was made by Finance Minister Hafeez Sheikh in his written reply to the Senate.
Responding to a question raised by Senator Talha Mehmood in which he asked the finance minister to share the details with the House regarding corruption cases surfaced during the last five years, Sheikh said 18

From the courtroom – SHC wants police, customs officer booked in...

KARACHI - The Sindh High Court (SHC) on Monday ordered registration of a murder case against Thatta district police officers and a custom officer allegedly involved in torturing a person to death. The SHC division bench comprising Justice Athar Saeed and Justice Irfan Sadat Khan was hearing a petition filed by Ilyas Babar, who had submitted that a police party headed by DSP Manzoor Ahmed and Inspector Ibraheem Pitai along with customs officer Mitha Khan had entered his house in Thatta

SSGC beat wapda – Customs clinch Jr Hockey title

LAHORE - Customs won the 30th U19 Junior National Hockey Championship when they outscored NBP in a penalty shootout in the final match, played at Bahawalpur Hockey Stadium. Meanwhile, SSGC beat WAPDA to secure the third place in the championship.
After a one-all stalemate in the regular and extra times, Customs hit four goals while NBP managed three in the penalty shootouts. Meanwhile, SSGC fought hard with WAPDA and took a 3-2 victory.
Muhammad Asif Bajwa, Secretary General

Customs reach Jr Hockey semis

LAHORE - Customs, WAPDA, NBP and SSGC reached the semi-finals of the 30th U19 Junior National Hockey Championship, which is in progress at Bahawalpur Hockey Stadium.
Customs will take on WAPDA in the first semi-final, while NPB meet SSGC in the second semi-final after a day's rest on Sunday.
On Saturday, four matches were played; Punjab, PAF Academy and Customs won their matches, while NBP and WAPDA played a one-all draw. Punjab earned a big 9-1 win against Sindh, while PAF

Customs rout Balochistan in Junior Hockey

LAHORE - NBP, SSGC and Customs made their presence felt with wins in the 30th U19 Junior National Hockey Championship, which is in progress at Bahawalpur Hockey Stadium. In the three matches played on Wednesday, NBP beat Islamabad 6-3, SSGC beat Punjab 5-1 and Customs beat Balochistan 9-2. Another three matches will be played today; Sindh vs Khy Pakhtoonkhwa at 1100 hrs, Punjab vs Balochistan at 1300 hrs and Wapda vs Pak.Board at 1500 hrs.

22 officers from Customs Group suspended

ISLAMABAD - The Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) has suspended 22 officers of the customs group accused of smuggling liquor.
According to a notification issued by FBR Headquarters, six officers of BPS-18, four officers of BPS-16 and 12 officers of BPS-15 have been suspended until further orders.
The BPS-18 who have been suspended include deputy collector Karachi Habib Ahmad, deputy director Karachi Moona Iffat Baloch, second secretary FBR Islamabad Abdul Hamid Murrawat, deputy

DPO, 3 customs officials convicted, sent to jail

PESHAWAR - An accountability court on Wednesday sentenced a senior serving police officer and three customs officials to seven-year imprisonment and a fine of Rs 2 million to each. Dilawar Bangash, currently Dera Ismail Khan DPO, and three customs officials, Shah Nawaz, Rehmat and Munawar Khan, were convicted in a National Accountability Bureau reference on the charges of misappropriation of Rs 6.3 million.
The accountability court of Syed Afsar Shah, after hearing arguments,

Customs DEC seizes 2kg heroin from Zambian woman

KARACHI - The Pakistan Customs Drug Enforcement Cell (DEC) Karachi Airport Unit recovered and confiscated two kilogrammes of heroin from the possession of a female passenger of Zambia on Wednesday.
The Customs DEC staff, following a tip-off that the drug mafia has been using African female passengers for drug trafficking, intercepting a Zambian passenger Rosaria Mubanga at the International Departure Hall of the Jinnah International Airport when she arrived there to take an

PR bows to demands of customs agents

LAHORE - Surrendering to the demands of customs agents, Pakistan Railways (PR) has withdrawn a major portion of recently increased service charges at the Lahore Dry Port (LDP). Customs agents have ended a strike which lasted for three days. A meeting was held between representatives of the Lahore Customs Agents Association (LCAA) and Pakistan Railways Authorities at Railways Headquarters in which Railways had accepted the demands put forward by customs agents and withdrew 15 percent

Customs agents poised to go on strike

LAHORE - The Lahore Customs Agents Association (LCCA) has announced its intention to go on strike against Pakistan Railway's step to raise charges of six services including port surcharge, demurrage, crane handling, weigh bridge and gate entry fee. According to the association, Railways had increased charges by 20 percent, despite the fact that these charges were raised by approximately 30 percent four months ago.
The Association Chairman Amjad Chaudhry said that negotiations

PHF Academy, Customs win

LAHORE - The 3rd Tray Hockey Championship is in progress at Faisalabad Hockey Stadium, Faisalabad. The following matches were played yesterday:Police v PHF Academy: 2-4 at full timeCustoms v Punjab: 2-1 at full time22nd January Fixtures:
1st Semi-Final: PAF v Punjab at 1100 hours
2nd Semi-Final: Customs v PHF Academy at 1400 hours.

FBR, Customs put on notice in Rs 33b tax evasion case

ISLAMABAD - The Supreme Court on Wednesday served notices on officials of Federal Board of Revenue (FBR), Customs and Customs Intelligence allegedly involved in huge tax evasion by undertaking smuggling in the garb of Afghan Transit Trade through ISAF containers, causing Rs 33 billion loss to the national exchequer.
A three-member bench led by Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry was hearing a suo motu case pertaining to 10,000 containers of ISAF which went missing from

Rs 69b generated from sales tax, customs duty on POL products:...

ISLAMABAD: The government has generated Rs 69 billion from sales tax and customs duty on petroleum products in the first four months of the current financial year, the Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) told a special committee of the Public Accounts Committee on Tuesday.
The FBR told the PAC III, which was chaired by Riaz Pirzada, that the tax earnings increased by Rs 30 billion in the same period. "Rs 428 billion have been received under pure taxes in the same period," the FBR

FBR, Customs employees irked by illegal hirings

Illegal hiring of lower staff in the Customs Department has angered employees of the Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) and the Customs Department, Pakistan Today has learnt.
According to sources, dozens of lower division clerks (LDC) in Basic Pay Scale (BPS-7) were appointed across Pakistan, primarily in Lahore, in the last two months without following the rules of business.
According to sources, the high-ups of the FBR were not in favour of activating the Customs

TCP and Customs Lock Horns over Sugar Dispute

A snail paced investigation crawls ahead into how thousands of tons of sugar, unfit for human consumption, was imported by the Trading Corporation of Pakistan (TCP) from India and Thailand. Slow offloading of the cargo from the vessels is likely to cause major congestion at the country's major seaport.
The KPT authorities has ordered the TCP to remove the two disputed sugar ships, presently anchored at berths number 18 and 20 of West Wharf, to avoid possible congestion at