SHC bars Custom Intelligence & Investigation from arresting steel importers

KARACHI: The High Court of Sindh has barred Directorate of Customs Intelligence and Investigation Karachi from arresting the accused nominated in the FIRs lodged by the directorate regarding smuggling of imported gods in KEPZ and evasion of duty and taxes by certain steel importers. However, the Court has ordered the… Continue reading

Deputy Collector Ali Ijaz seeks disciplinary action against Superintendent Dost Muhammad for misbehavior

KARACHI: Deputy Collector Customs Ali Ijaz approached Collector MCC Exports (PMBQ) reporting threatening attitude and misbehavior of officiating Superintendent SIU, Dost Muhammad. In an Incident Report forwarded to Collector Exports (PMBQ), Deputy Collector Ali Ijaz mentioned Dost Muhammad’s misbehavior within the premises of Sindh High court subsequent to the hearing… Continue reading

Shipping companies approach High Court against toy importers, Customs

KARACHI: Several shipping companies and a container terminal have approached Sindh High Court against the blackmailing by a cartel of toy importers, and Customs officials pressurizing the terminal operator to exempt the importers convicted of fraud from demurrage and detention charges. A group of consignees imported toys and attempted to… Continue reading

Supreme Court orders to continue with CSB process

KARACHI: The Supreme Court of Pakistan has advised the Establishment Division and continue with the process of Central Selection Board (CSB). The Supreme Court of Pakistan in a decision dated December 01, 2016 in the constitutional appeals (CAs) pertaining to the Promotion Policy of Civil Servants advised the Establishment Division… Continue reading

DG Valuation revises Valuation Ruling No.650/2014

KARACHI: Director General Customs Valuation Syed Tanveer Ahmed has revised Valuation Ruling No.650/2014 vis-à-vis the customs values of menthol crystals in an order in revision issued in line with the directives of High Court. M/s A.O Enterprises Karachi had filed a CP before High Court. In compliance of the orders… Continue reading

DG Customs Valuation approach High Court against order of Appellate Tribunal

KARACHI: The Directorate General of Customs Valuation has approached Sindh High Court seeking stay against the order of Customs Appellate Tribunal that set aside Valuation Ruling No. 859/2016. The High Court has accepted the application and fixed hearing for July 22, 2016. Director Wasif Memon on the directives of Director… Continue reading

MCC Lahore’s lethargy causes colossal loss to national exchequer

KARACHI:-An inordinate delay by Model Customs Collectorate, Lahore in filing an intra court appeal challenging the order of Lahore High Court (LHC) single bench that declared collection of Regulatory Duty (RD) as illegal being in violation of Section 18 (5) of the Customs Act 1969, caused huge loss to the… Continue reading

Grade-20 PCS officers challenge CSB recommendations; acquire stay from high court

KARACHI: The High Court has stayed the recommendation list prepared by the Central Selection Board (CSB) regarding promotion of Grade-20 Pakistan Customs Service (PCS) officers, as two Grade-20 officers including Khawaja Umar Mehdi and Imran Tariq challenged the said recommendation. It may be mentioned here that the CSB recommendation for… Continue reading