US to increase trade, investment with Pakistan

KARACHI: An official of US Consulate has reiterated that US government will play its effective role in exploring business and investment opportunities within Pakistan to benefit its people. “US consulate appreciates efforts of America Pakistan Business Development Forum (AMPAK BDF) in this regard,” these views were expressed by Mark Russell,… Continue reading

US Consulate may not re-export empty containers of pilfered cargo

KARACHI: The US Consulate will most likely not be able to re-export the empty containers, which were reportedly pilfered in Pakistan, as Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) is unable to entertain US Consulate’s request since the issue is sub-judice before court. According to details reaching, FBR would most likely… Continue reading

Cartel involved in pilferage of ISAF reverse cargo penalized

KARACHI: Collector Customs Adjudication Chaudry Muhammad Javaid has penalized the cartel involved in pilferage of ISAF reverse cargo including hazmat waste. The bonded carrier, clearing agent and freight forwarder have been imposed penalties but the US consulate and their focal person were not penalized due to obvious reasons, despite the… Continue reading

SHC issue notices in application for vacation of stay in Afghan Transit Cargo case

KARACHI: An appellate bench of High Court of Sindh (SHC) comprising Justice Munib Akhtar and Justice Abdul Mali Gaddi on Friday issued notice for May 06 in a petition filed by Collectorate of Customs, Appraisement East formerly PACCS against Qasim International Container Terminal (QICT) and others. Shakeel Ahmed advocate appearing… Continue reading

Accused in Containers Pilferage Case gets protect bail

KARACHI: Four accused in Afghan Reverse Cargo Pilferage were admitted to protective bail against a solvent surety of rupees 2 million each. The accused Bilal, Shahid, Ali Shah and Waseem sought protective bail apprehending their arrest by Pakistan Customs in a containers pilferage case. They have been booked by Customs… Continue reading

NATO containers’ pilferage case; US Consulate appears claiming ownership of recovered goods

KARACHI: The US Consulate General has approached Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) and Ministry of Defense claiming the ownership of the goods recovered from two warehouses in Karachi. Sources said, the US Consulate General has written to Pakistan Customs and the Ministry maintaining that the goods were not pilfered, instead… Continue reading

US Army cargo pilferage case remains a hot cake

KARACHI: Pakistan Customs has recently detected a mega-scam, whereas US Army reverse cargo including power generating sets were being pilfered out of the cargo during their transit through Peshawar-Torkham to Karachi for onward shipment. The investigations into the matter found involvement of several including M/s Al-Tajir & C0, M/s Bin-Qutub… Continue reading

Clearance of 40 US Army containers blocked; pilferage suspected

KARACHI: Directorate of Transit Trade (ATT) has blocked the clearance of 40 containers containing steel matting of US military reverse cargo as there were discrepancies in weight measured at Quetta-Chaman and Karachi. After these containers were blocked the same were subjected to physical examination. The containers were found to be… Continue reading

Bail plea of clearing agent for US Consulate adjourned till Sept 16 by SHC

KARACHI:-The hearing of bail applications in seven different FIRs filed by a clearing agent of US Consulate at Karachi was adjourned till September 16 by Justice Niamatullah Phulpoto here Friday. Ghulam Masood Bawany of Ghani International, an authorized representative of Consulate General of USA Karachi sought bail in FIRs registered… Continue reading

Absconding accused involved in pilferage of NATO/ISAF cargo arrested

KARACHI: The Directorate of Transit Trade has arrested Faraz Khan of M/s Saryal Cargo as he was nominated in an FIR lodged pertaining to the pilferage of NATO/ISAF reverse cargo. Sources said that Faraz Khan was absconding and reportedly had taken refuge in Afghanistan. It was known that Faraz Khan… Continue reading