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The World Bank mission led by Carlos Silvani visiting FBR till December 7, 2010 to review its Information Technology (IT) system and automated procedures. On the other hand, the taxpayers have raised serious concerns before the FBR that its web portal was not working properly.
Easypaisa has won the award for ‘Best Mobile Money Transfer Entrant of the Year’ at the world’s first Mobile Money Transfer (MMT) Awards held in Dubai last week, making it the year’s best service of its kind in the world.
The service was pitted against some of the world’s leading mobile financial service providers such as Vodafone and Safaricom. In the winning category, easypaisa competed against Grameenphone, Banglalink and Vodafone to win the award. It was also the only service nominated by the jury in three of the six categories; the two other categories being ‘Most Inventive Marketing Campaign’ and ‘Achievement in Financial Inclusion’.
The World Bank (WB) has submitted a detailed report on PaCCS to the FBR on the working of the customs clearance systems in Pakistan and mention that FBR has no contingency plan to terminate PaCCS (Pakistan Customs Clearance System). The three different customs systems create several problems into the system: PaCCS at the Karachi container ports, ‘One Customs’ at all other customs freight locations including the Karachi container ports, and WeBOC, which is completing its development and is to be piloted at the Karachi Airport during this calendar year.
Pakistan’s political elite do not seem to be concerned enough by the fact that economic chaos and a security situation that has degenerated almost beyond control is deterring new foreign investment. The powers that be appear to have another idea now: to drive away those who have already put their money into the country. Pakistani [...]
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DG Intelligence & Investigation Has Recently Seized a Large Number of Consignments of Computer Industry
Pakistan Computers Association (PCA) has expressed serious concern over the growing number of cases of harassment by the Directorate General of Intelligence and Investigation involving seizure of computer consignments during transportation with-in the boundaries of Pakistan even though these components are exempt from customs duty. The staff of DG Intelligence and Investigation and mobile squads [...]