Customs Intelligence & Investigation Karachi detects Rs7.58bn revenue evasion on import of mobile phone parts

KARACHI: National Exchequer suffered a loss of Rs7.58 billion in last 16 months as the local mobile phone assemblers are misclassifying their imports to avoid imposition of sales tax and regulatory duty. On the directives of Director Customs Intelligence and Investigation Karachi Irfan Javed, Additional Director Sheeraz Ahmed conducted a… Continue reading

SHC dismiss appeal by Pakistan Customs, held acquittal of accused in mobile phone smuggling case

KARACHI: Justice Aftab Ahmed Gorar of High Court of Sindh (SHC) on Monday dismissed an appeal filed by Pakistan Customs against accused Umer Khan s/o Wilayat Khan and clearing agent Waseem Butt s/o of Imtiaz Butt. Both the accused were booked by Customs, JITC on alleged charge of smuggling 900… Continue reading

MCC JIAP seizes smuggled mobile phones

KARACHI: MCC Jinnah International Airport (JIAP), Karachi has detected a scam wherein a passenger Muhammad Umer S/o Mehmood Akhtar misused data of incoming passengers from abroad, and used the same for registration of IMEI numbers with Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) without payment of duty and taxes.[the_ad id=”31605″]On information received through… Continue reading

FBR to release smuggled mobile phones on payment of 10pc penalty on taxes

KARACHI: The Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) has notified to release smuggled mobile phones, which were seized or voluntary presented to the Customs authorities, on payment of 10 percent penalty on the amount of duty and taxes. According to S.R.O. 50 (1)12019, the Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) is pleased… Continue reading

SHC orders release of mobile phones under “Amnesty” scheme

KARACHI : An appellate bench of High Court of Sindh (SHC) comprising Justice Aqeel Ahmed Abbasi and Justice Zulfiqar Ahmed Khan hearing a constitution petition filed by Digicom company ordered release of the mobile phones available in the country at zero fine and penalty. The bench earlier heard the counsel… Continue reading

Customs notifies values of mobile devices for the purpose of duty/tax assessment

By Mashhud KARACHI: Directorate of Customs Valuation Karachi has notified the Customs values of mobile phone devices for the purpose of assessment of duty and taxes though a Valuation Advice. The list of mobile devices is not exhaustive, however, covers mostly traded brands and models. The Valuation Advice notifies the… Continue reading

Customs court admits accused in betel nuts case to bail

KARACHI: Tariq Khosa, link judge for Special Customs Court Karachi on Monday admitted an accused in betel nuts smuggling case to bail against a solvent surety of rupees 200,000. Muhammad Akram accused / applicant was arrested after a customs team arrested him after recovery of 5000 kilogram of betel nuts… Continue reading

Smuggled goods recovered from M/s Leopards Courier’s van

    KARACHI: MCC Preventive has booked one Taj Mohammad for attempting to transport smuggled and non-duty paid goods to Karachi from Quetta and recovered smuggled goods worth Rs4.523 million from a van under contract of M/s Leopards Courier Service. On spot information was received to the effect that assorted foreign… Continue reading

SHC adjourns additional Sales Tax case till Nov 29

KARACHI: A division bench of High Court of Sindh (SHC) comprising Justice Aqeel Ahmed Abbasi and Justice Zulfiqar Ahmed Khan on Thursday adjourned hearing of more than two dozen identical cases pertaining to imposition of 3 per cent additional sales tax on mobile phones till Nov 29. The petitioners maintained… Continue reading