Cutting wire case: SHC orders release of undisputed part of consignment

KARACHI: A division bench of High Court of Sindh (SHC) comprising Justice Irfan Saddat Khan and Justice Arshad Hussain on Monday allowed release of 44.66 metric tonnes of  undisputed cargo consisting of wire cutting scrap while adjourned hearing about remaining consignment of 12 MT to an unspecified date.

The bench was hearing a haring of a petition filed by Abbas Ahmed, importer of a consignment of wire cutting scrap from China.

Today when the petition came up for hearing,  the  counsel for Pakistan Customs, Appraisement, West submitted a report which said that undisputed part of the consignment can be segregated from the disputed one and they have no objection to the release of undisputed part.

Zia-ul-Hasan advocate maintains in the petition that it was an issue of classification as Custom officials have no objection to 40 tones of the consignment but are disputing the 12 tones being “serviceable item”. He submitted that in view of the report consignment be released as petitioner has already paid custom duty and other taxes in respect of undisputed consignment.

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