Tag Archives: Smuggling

Great people to fly with: PIA cabin crew detained in US for smuggling

Great people to fly with: PIA cabin crew detained in US for smuggling

Cabin crew of the national flag carrier was detained for more than five hours by the US aviation authorities for allegedly smuggling huge quantities of cigarettes and mobile handsets, Pakistan Today learnt

Tea smuggling discouraging importers

Pakistan holds the world record for the highest per capita tea consumption. According to the Pakistan Food and Drink Report Q2 2010, every Pakistani drinks one kilogram of black tea every year.

War on terror hampered by cross-border smuggling: Malik

KARACHI – Pakistan’s war on terror is being seriously hampered because of “massive smuggling” of different items – including arms and ammunition – through the border from Afghanistan, claimed Interior Minister Rehman Malik in his address to cadets of the Pakistan Coast Guards at their passing-out ceremony. “The annual turnover of this illicit trade is five billion rupees,” he claimed.
Malik also announced the induction of 83 Baloch youth into the Coast Guards – a step taken on

Iran hangs Dutch woman for drug smuggling

TEHRAN – Iran on Saturday hanged an Iranian-Dutch woman for drug smuggling after initially arresting her for anti-government protests, the Tehran prosecutor’s office said. Zahra Bahrami’s execution takes the total number of people hanged in Iran so far this year to 66 – on average more than two a day – according to an AFP tally based on media reports.
The Netherlands summoned Iran’s ambassador in the wake of the hanging, the Dutch foreign ministry said. “A drug trafficker named

Gur export ban to curb smuggling

ISLAMABAD: The National Assembly Standing Committee on Agriculture decided to form a sub committee to consider whether to ban gur exports and lifting restrictions imposed on the supply of gur to tribal areas.
Javed Iqbal Warriach chaired the meeting of the committee. Some members were in favour of a ban on gur exports while few members voiced dissent, fearing it would escalate local gur prices in Khyber Phaktunkhwa (KPK), Balochistan and tribal areas.
Briefing the committee,

Auto industry fears rising tide of smuggling

The automobile spare parts industry is suffering an annual loss of at least Rs 3.5 billion due to smuggling, hand baggage, as well as false declarations and invoicing during legal imports at sea and dry ports, representatives of the industry told Pakistan Today on Tuesday.
The automobile industry has displayed marvellous progress in the last ten years but the auto parts industry is facing huge and mounting losses in the face of the aforementioned problems. They have