SHC orders inquiry into abuse of powers by custom officials

KARACHI: Declaring a raid conducted at locked rented ware houses and resultant search and seizure of fabric as illegal, incongruent with section 162 & 163 of the Customs Act 1969, a custom appellate bench of High Court of Sindh ordered Chairman Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) to hold an inquiry…. Continue reading

Collector Adjudication declares seizure of cutch (Katha) as illegal

KARACHI: The Collector of Customs, Adjudication I declared the seizure of cutch (Katha) in huge quantity as illegal and also disposed of the Show Cause Notice. According to the details, acting on a tip off, a team headed by Deputy Collector, MCC Enforcement & Compliance raided Akbar Godown in S.I.T.E… Continue reading

There has been no embezzlement in confiscated diesel: official

KARACHI: An official at Customs Intelligence Quetta has clarified the facts regarding the seizure of smuggled diesel tankers by Sector Headquarters FC, Quetta. Six tankers were confiscated by troops ex-sector HQ, Quetta during routine patrolling, which were handed over to Directorate of Customs Intelligence, Quetta. It is clarified by the… Continue reading

Court stays seizure of mobile phones

KARACHI: The Sindh High Court has stayed seizure of mobile phones of M/s Yamaar Ahmedzai and Saif Hayat. Customs Adjudication had served Show Cause Notice on Afghan based importer M/s Yamaar Ahmadzai for attempting to transport mobile phones to Afghanistan for their onward smuggling back into Pakistan. Directorate of Transit… Continue reading

Custom brings vehicle to SHC in compliance

KARACHI: Weak prosecution and lacunas in investigations caused another defeat to Pakistan Customs as they surrendered a mini truck allegedly used for smuggling “charas”. According to details, Pakistan Customs seized a Shehzore vehicle and during search recovered 20 kilograms of charas from the said vehicle. The case was then transferred… Continue reading

Directorate General Customs I&I comes hard on subordinate officers

KARACHI: Director General Customs Intelligence & Investigation Shaukat Ali has expressed his dismay over the performance of directorates of Customs Intelligence & Investigation across the country and advised the directors to concentrate on bringing their performance up to the desired standards. In an official communication, Sjaukat Ali rejected the claim… Continue reading

Singling out one appellant: Customs Tribunal dismisses appeal by Director Customs I&I

KARACHI: The Special Customs Appellate Tribunal, Bench II comprising Chairman, Justice (Rtd) Malik Manzoor Hussain and Member Judicial I, Islamabad dismissed an appeal filed by Deputy Director, Directorate General of Intelligence and Investigations as it singled out only one appellant/importer out of seven. According to details, Saeedabad Police and Customs… Continue reading

SHC dismisses Prime Movers case, slaps cost of rupees 5000 on petitioner

KARACHI: A divisional bench of High Court of Sindh (SHC) comprising Justice Sajjad Ali Shah and Justice Zulfiqar Ahmed Khan on Friday dismissed a constitution petition challenging seizure of 26 Prime Movers on ground that so–called importers cannot be allowed to take undue advantage of Import Policy allowing concessionary rate… Continue reading

MCC Islamabad makes another seizure of smuggled goods

KARACHI: In continuation of the ongoing special crackdown against smuggling under directions of FBR, MCC Islamabad has made another seizure of smuggled goods worth Rs70 million. On information received from Collector Islamabad Arsalan Subictageen, the Anti Smuggling Squad of  Islamabad Collectorate in a joint operation with Chakwal police, near Balkasar, stopped… Continue reading

Smuggled black tea seizure case: SHC reserves judgment

KARACHI: An appellate bench of High Court of Sindh comprising Justice Munib Akhtar and Justice Sadiq Hussain Bhatti on Monday reserved judgment in a case of confiscation of 24000 kilograms of black tea allegedly smuggled from Kenya. The bench earlier heard counsel for applicant Muhammad Khalid and others who through… Continue reading