KARACHI:- A responsible officer of Model Collectorate of Customs, Hyderabad was ordered to attend proceedings in a petition on Nov 03 by a division bench of High Court of Sindh (SHC) here Wednesday.
The bench comprised Justice Sajjad Ali Shah and Justice Junaid Ghaffar. Earlier Khawaja Shamsul-Islam, counsel for petitioner company Baig Enterprises submitted that MCC Hyderabad is delaying the release of Old, used Concrete Transit Mixer Trucks cuasing loss to the petitioner.
The bench asked that whether any one from the respondent MCC Hyderabad is present. As none was present, the bench asked the law officer of Pakistan Customs to ensure that a responsible officer from the respondent MCC shall attend the proceedings on Nov 03, the next date of hearing in the case.
According to petitioner they are in business of construction and have imported 10 units on 25-4-2015 as the same are importable machines. However instead of charging normal duty accepting the classification by the importer, MCC Hyderabad is treating them as adapted trucks and has refused to release the same.
The petitioner relying on a clarification by the Ministry of Commerce maintains that six wheeler adapted transit mixer trucks import is legalif the same are built as such or adapted to suit the “end use” as Concrete Transit Mixer trucks and prays to the court to order release the same saving the petitioner from losses in terms of delay in projects and demurrage as imported units are lying at port.