KARACHI: A divisional bench of High Court of Sindh (SHC) comprising Justice Muhammad Junaid Ghaffar and Justice Muhammad Karim Khan Agha disposed of a petition in tugs case imported by Port Qasim Authority.

The case pertains to the amount of duty, taxes and other federal levies demanded by Pakistan Customs while PQA sought exemption from all duties and taxes.

Today when the petition came up for hearing, the counsel for PQA submitted that they have agreed to provide security to the extent of 50 per cent of the assessed duties and taxes without prejudice to their rights. They maintained that still a decision from the federal government is awaited.

The bench after hearing Masooda Siraj advocate, appearing for Pakistan Customs and counsel for petitioner held that petitioner may take steps to challenge assessment by filing the appeal before the appellate authority. The petitioner counsel at this stage also informed that no decision of Economic Coordination Committee is against them.. The bench disposing of the petition ordered the petitioner to submit  guarantee before Nazir of the SHC in a week time. The bench also ordered the respondents not to take any coercive action against the petitioner till decision in the appeal.