Special Customs Court acquit all six accused I&I has no powers under section 32, 32(a)

KARACHI: Mrs Sadaf Asif, Judge, Special Customs, Excise & Taxation Court acquitted all six accused booked in FIRs by the Directorate of Intelligence & Investigations of Pakistan Customs declaring the cases as being based on conjecture and surmises. The trial court recorded the acquittal of  Muhammad Amin Mithani, Muhammad Abdullah,… Continue reading

Sindh high court suspends transfer order of Inspector Momin Hussain Shah

KARACHI: Sindh High Court (SHC) has suspended the transfer order of Inspector Syed Momin Hussain Shah from MCC Hyderabad to MCC Exports, Karachi dated February 11, 2020. The counsel of Momin Hussain Shah had submitted before the court that Inspector Momin remained suspended, but he was transferred, which is not… Continue reading

Adjudication Collector II moved in Steel cases DIT points out defective, inconclusive, misleading proceedings in Mega Scam

KARACHI: The Directorate of Intelligence and Investigations (DIT) has pointed out serious flaws in the “Adjudication Proceedings” in cases pertaining to import of steel products. The mega scam involves over three hundred consignments imported by the different parties/ importers over previous many years and as per investigations, the accusations involved… Continue reading

DIT forwards 11 contravention reports to Adjudication Collectorate II EPZ steel sheets, evasion cases worth rupees 82,674,011

KARACHI: Irfan Javed, Director, Directorate General of Intelligence and Investigations (DIT), Pakistan Customs has forwarded eleven (11) contravention reports against Ms Zubair Steel, Ms Muhammad Rizwan and Brothers and others on charges of alleged evasion of duty, taxes and others worth rupees 82,674011. In a letter dated Jan 06, 2020,… Continue reading

KTBA seeks Necessary Clarifications in Sales Tax, Income Tax Laws

KARACHI: Karachi Tax Bar Association has sought several key clarifications in respect of amendments introduced through Finance Act 2019 particularly definition and use of term “registered person”. The clarifications were sought through a letter written to Chairman FBR, the text of which is reproduced here as under. Text of the… Continue reading

SHC restrains customs from arresting owners of importer firm without permission of court

KARACHI: Protection from arrest in FIR can be given to a person and not to a company, observed a custom appellate bench of High Court of Sindh while accepting the amended title in a petition filed by Procon Engineering Private Limited. The earlier in the morning directed Zain Jatoi advocate,… Continue reading

Deputy Director Sanam Qureshi made In-charge of SIU

KARACHI: Director General Customs Intelligence & Investigation – FBR, Muhammad Zahid Khokhar has posted Deputy Director Sanam Qureshi as the in-charge of Special Intelligence Unit (SIU), replacing Assistant Director Dr. Zohaib. Director General also advised Director Customs Intelligence & Investigation, Karachi, Irfan Javed to restructure the SIU and post officials… Continue reading

Superintendent SIU Dost Muhammad leaves charge of office

KARACHI: Superintendent Special Intelligence Unit (SIU) Dost Muhammad, irritated by the interference of officers, has left the charge of his office. Director Fayyaz Anwar, Additional Director Ali Zaman Gardezi and Assistant Director Dr. Zohaib were interfering in his work, and released an accused Abdullah, who was arrested by Anti-smuggling Organisation… Continue reading

ASO Preventive seizes container full of betel nut

By Mashhud KARACHI: Anti-smuggling organization (ASO) of MCC Preventive Karachi has seized 17.5 tons of smuggled betel nut at Super Highway coming from Lahore to Karachi and arrested three persons. Information was received from Deputy Collector ASO Muhammad Faisal that attempt would be made to transport smuggled betel nut through… Continue reading

Master mind of Export Processing Zone (EPZ) scam arrested

KARACHI: MCC Appraisement East has arrested one Muhammad Akif s/o Muhammad Arif while he was trying to escape to Dubai. Akif is involved in misusing facilities at Export processing Zone (EPZ) to import contraband and clandestinely removing the goods to the local market, thus causing huge loss to the national… Continue reading