SHC reserves judgment in huge bunch of Afghan Transit Container cases

KARACHI: The judgment was reserved in about 2200 Special Custom Reference Applications pending since a decade and some of them pertains to 2007-2008 by a Customs Appellate bench of High Court of Sindh (SHC) comprising Justice Muhammad Junaid Ghaffar and Justice Agha Faisal here on Tuesday. Khalid Rajper Advocate appeared… Continue reading

Grand crackdown on corrupt Customs officers/officials begins with the lodging of first FIR

KARACHI: An FIR is lodged against staff of Pakistan Customs, National Logistics Cell (NLC) and NLC terminal Torkham, which kick offs a grand crackdown on corrupt officers and officials of Pakistan Customs. This sequels action against Member Customs and several other officers whom have been made OSD, after Customs Intelligence… Continue reading

SHC to hear petition on Dec 11 as govt loses revenue worth rupees 18.75 million Consignment destined for Afghanistan expires in detention

KARACHI: An appellate bench of High Court of Sindh (SHC) comprising Justice Aqeel Ahmed Abbasi and Justice will hear a petition regarding perfume, body spray destined for Afghanistan but detained since 2010. Sardar Muhammad Ishaq appeared for the petitioner Nizam Baba. According to petitioner, the weight declared was 13 tones… Continue reading

Auction of vehicles, general cargo in Karachi

KARACHI: MCC Appraisement East has notified fresh auction schedule for general cargo and vehicles at NLC Container Terminal, MCC Appraisement (East), Karachi. The auction would be conducted from January 15, 2019 onwards. The vehicles and goods put on auction include Toyota Aqua car, Mazda Scrum car, used clothing, diapers, and… Continue reading

Economy Forum criticize destruction of hazardous waste

KARACHI: Pakistan Economy Forum has invited attention of the Customs authorities towards the recent destruction of waste scrap consignments of hazardous waste polythene shopping bags imported by unscrupulous elements in violation of the Import Policy Order. “These consignments of banned waste polythene bags were rather ought to be re-exported at… Continue reading

Smugglers attack NLC dry port in Sost, Gilgit

KARACHI: The Customs staff at dry port Sost in Gilgit has expressed its inability to perform their duty at Sost after a law & order situation was developed and over 200 smugglers and Customs agents ransacked the Customs office at NLC dry port. According to details, In charge NLC, Major… Continue reading

Names placed in ECL in ISAF case SHC issue notices for March 20 in petition by Clearing Agent

KARACHI: Notices were issued to the respondents for March 20 in a petition filed by a clearing agent who challenged inclusion of his name in the Exit Control List for alleged ISAF containers case. The bench earlier heard Ms Dil Khurram Shaheen advocate appearing for the petitioner Muhammad Qaseem, a… Continue reading

Customs staff Quetta working in tough security environment

KARACHI: Quetta is again in the grip of terrorism. Despite all threats, Customs officers and officials brave through violence to perform their duties. Recently, a bomb planted on exit route of Directorate of Customs Intelligence & Investigation, Quetta was detected by security agencies at Chaman housing scheme where subject office… Continue reading

SHC to hear 2000 SCRA’s pertaining to Afghan transit on Feb 21

KARACHI: A division bench of High Court of Sindh comprising Justice Munib Akhtar and Justice Yousuf Ali Sayeed on Friday fixed Feb 21 as date for hearing more than 2000 Special Custom Reference Applications (SCRA’s) pertaining to Afghan Transit Trade. More than 1000 SCRA’s were filed by Pakistan Customs, Port… Continue reading

Hundreds of Afghan transit cases to be heard on Dec 21

KARACHI: The hearing of thousands of cases pertaining to Afghan Transit Trade were adjourned till Dec 21 as court observed that these cases require case management so that basic controversies involved are decided while hearing the main petitions filed by different petitioners/appellants. The issue in hand pertains to the responsibility… Continue reading