61 petrol pumps selling smuggled POL products demolished; Customs launches operation to comply Supreme Court orders

KARACHI: Pakistan Customs, in joint operation against smuggled oil sales at various fuel stations, on Sunday demolished 61 petrol pumps and confiscated plant and machinery besides seizing thousands of liters POL products. In a statement, MCC Preventive launched the operation on Sunday morning and demolished 61 illegal petrol pumps. The… Continue reading

Preventive staff asked to avoid demanding hard copies for clearance

KARACHI: The project director of Web Based One Customs (WeBOC) has directed preventive staff to avoid the practices of demanding hard copies for gate out activities as it leads to fraud and illegal removal of consignments on fake documents. In a letter sent to higher authorities, Syed Tanvie Ahmad, Director… Continue reading

Customs presenting three years’ weapons import data to Supreme Court; auction to be conducted for unclaimed consignments

KARACHI: The customs authorities on Friday are presenting data of imported weapons of past three years before the Supreme Court of Pakistan in the ongoing proceeding of Karachi Law and Order case. At Pakistan Customs an emergency like situation observed as authorities worked around the cloak during past two days… Continue reading

MCC Appraisement West sets up team to finalize Afghan transit pending cases

KARACHI: Model Customs Collectorate (MCC) of Appraisement West has announced team for liquidation of pending cases in Afghan transit trade, under which the cases of ISAF missing containers would be reopened against those where showcause notices had been issued. However, in cases where Order-in-Original (ONO) are issued those would only… Continue reading

Awami Tractor Scheme exemption case; Rs490 million payable by Supreme Court stuck up for past many years

KARACHI: The judiciary is suppose to help the government in ensuring revenue in litigation cases that were decided in favour of department, but in Awami Tractor Scheme an amount above Rs490 million of tax authorities is pending with the Supreme Court for the last several years. According to details made… Continue reading

Customs agents successful strike ends without demand acceptance

KARACHI: Clearing agents have ended the successful strike – launched for an indefinite period – on the second day without approval of their demand as customs authorities threatened them of opening of past fraudulent cases and lodging of FIRs. The sources said that the customs agents on Wednesday held talks… Continue reading

Bhatti submits report in arms smuggling case

KARACHI: Ramzan Bhatti, former Member Customs, Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) and the head of fact-finding commission in the arms smuggling case, on Wednesday submitted his report before the Supreme Court of Pakistan. Bhatti was appointed by the Supreme Court as the one-man fact finding mission in the suo moto… Continue reading

FBR requested to allow setting up customs check posts along entry points of Karachi

KARACHI: The Chief Collector of Model Customs Collectorate (MCC) Preventive has requested the Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) to allow two check posts to create deterrence against entry of smuggled goods into Karachi. Sources told Customnews.pk that the collector preventive in August sent a letter to FBR chairman for preventing… Continue reading

Customs agents go for indefinite strike from Sept 10, demand reopening of cases in ISAF missing containers scam

KARACHI: All Pakistan Customs Agents Association, Karachi Customs Agents Association, All Pakistan Bonded Carrier Association on Friday jointly announced a protest starting from September 10 for an indefinite period against the Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) move of dragging customs agents and bonded carriers into ISAF missing containers scam by… Continue reading

Customs offices to remain open on Saturday for retrieval of key information related to arms smuggling case

KARACHI: The offices of Pakistan Customs will remain open on Saturday, September 07, 2013 for retrieval of record demanded by fact-finding commission, nominated by Supreme Court of Pakistan in illegal weapon movement from ports. In a notification issued Friday, the Chief Collector of Model Customs Collectorate (MCC) of Appraisement (South)… Continue reading