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Misappropriations of Export Development Surcharge

To,   The Minister of Commerce Government of Pakistan Islamabad   Sir, Export Development Surcharge of 0.25% of FOB Value is being collected from the exporters by the negotiating banks on behalf of the Government of Pakistan as per SRO No 10 (I) 2003 dated 04-01-2003. The funds collected from the exporters are meant to be used in Export Promotion ... Read More »

Appeal to the Finance Minister submitted by Data Controlling Assistants

  To, Honourable Mr Ishaq Dar Federal Finance Minister, Government of Pakistan Islamabad   Sir, We, the Data Controlling Assistants (DCAs) working in the Computer Bureau Department of Customs House, Karachi, make the following submissions for your kind consideration: We 26 DCAs, currently working in Grade-10, have been waiting for our due promotions for the last 15 years. For the ... Read More »

Augmenting customs revenue

To,   Member Customs FBR Headquarters, Islamabad   Sir,   Following are few suggestions to boost Customs revenue: 1). Laboratory Test Reports of the goods may be provided on the system to the Traders/Agents like examination reports. 2). The commercial importers of plant and machinery have to submit a pay-order or bank guarantee equivalent to the amount of Sales Tax ... Read More »