SCP remands back prime movers case to Collector Appeals

KARACHI: An appellate bench of Supreme Court of Pakistan remanded a case of prime movers back to Collector of Appeals, Pakistan Customs to decide the appeals pending before him in 15 days and submit compliance report to the Registrar of SCP.

According to details Customs department filed an appeal before the Supreme Court impugning order passed by a division bench of High Court of Sindh dated 14-6-2017 wherein appellant/customs was ordered to release the vehicles while retaining original documents of vehicles.

The customs department filed an appeal through Raja Muhammad Iqbal advocate maintaining that the respondent Muhammad Naeem misdeclared the value at 15 per cent of prime movers instead of 30 per cent.

The appellant said Order in original passed in favour of importer/respondent was challenged before the next forum i.e Collector of Appeals. While the appeal against ONO was pending, the respondent filed a petition before the SHC which also ruled in favor of the respondent/importer.

The bench was informed that appeals are pending before the Collector Appeals who is competent to decide the same in the first instance.

The apex court bench after perusing the facts disposing of the petition, remanded the case back to the Collector Appeals with the direction to decide the same within 15 days.

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