KARACHI: The court of Special Judge, Customs, Excise and Taxation Karachi acquitted an accused Muhammad Ismail son of Raza Muhammad in a case registered against him under section 156(1) (89) of Customs Act 1969. The accused was booked on charge of claimant/owner of an alleged smuggled Toyota Mark-X car bearing… Continue reading


KARACHI: As a customs appellate bench of High Court of Sindh allowed release of MG SUVs under an interim arrangement luxurious MG SUVs will be seen on roads of Pakistan. Franklin Law Associates won the case for importers as a result more than 800 vehicles detained by custom officials overall… Continue reading

SHC issues pre-admission notices for March 18 in Sales Tax case

KARACHI: Pre-admission notices were issued for March 18 to the Chairman FBR, Member (Sales Tax-Policy) and Commissioner Sales Tax in a petition filed by M/S Imperial Trading Corporation and others through law firm Franklin Law Associates. A counsel from the firm appearing before a division bench of High Court of… Continue reading

SHC orders provisional release of MG SUVs vehicles case

KARACHI: A custom appellate bench of High Court of Sindh ordered provisional release of MG SUV vehicles against payment of disputed amount of duty and taxes with Nazir of the SHC. The bench earlier heard a counsel from law firm Franklin Law Associates who stated that more than 800 vehicles… Continue reading

MCC Gwadar recover non-custom-paid vehicles worth Rs12 million

GWADAR: Customs Gwadar has launched a crackdown on smuggled/non-custom-paid vehicles and recovered seven such vehicles worth Rs12 million. Upon the directions of Federal Board of Revenue (FBR), Federal Tax Ombudsman (FTO) and Chief Collector Balochistan Gul Rehman to intensify the anti-smuggling drive, especially against smuggled vehicles across Balochistan, Gwadur Customs… Continue reading

Customs Quetta seizes 43 tons of poppy seed, other smuggled goods

QUETTA: MCC Preventive Quetta with the assistant of FC has seized 43 tons of poppy seed along with other smuggled goods at Nushki. The value of the seized goods comes to Rs44.5 million. Information was received through Collector Customs (E&C) Quetta Irfan Javed to Additional Collector Yasir Kalwar and Deputy… Continue reading


KARACHI: Setting aside an order passed by Special Customs Appellate Tribunal, a customs appellate bench of High Court of Sindh remanded a case of release of alleged smuggled goods to Adjudicating Officer to pass a well reasoned order. The bench was hearing a Special Customs Reference Application (SCRA) filed by… Continue reading

I&I Karachi raids Bolton market, recovers smuggled goods worth Rs80.11 million

KARACHI: ASO of Customs Intelligence and Investigation Karachi has seized large quantity of smuggled/ injurious to health goods from Bolton market worth Rs80.11 million. Information was received through Director I&I Karachi Khalil Yousafani to Additional Director Rana Tasleem that some unscrupulous persons are involved in the transportation and dumping of… Continue reading

Federal government approves Disparity Reduction Allowance of 25% for federal government employees

KARACHI: Federal Government has approved grant of Disparity Reduction Allowance of 25% of the basic pay with effect from March 01, 2021. This allowance will be admissible to civil employees in BPS 1-19 of the Federal Government (including employees of the Federal Secretariat and attached departments), who have never been… Continue reading

I&I Lahore seizes smuggled goods belonging to Haji Sadiq

LAHORE: Customs Intelligence and Investigation Lahore has seized a container stuffed with smuggled goods, which belonged to notorious smuggler Haji Sadiq. Haji Sadiq is the prime accused in the murder of Deputy Collector Abdul Qudoos. Information was passed through Director Asad Raza Rizvi to Additional Director Hasan Farid that smuggled… Continue reading