KARACHI: An appellate bench of High Court of Sindh (SHC) comprising Justice Munib Akhtar and Justice Yousuf Ali Saeed allowed release of a consignment of perfume from India against payment of all duties, taxes and after securing differential amount.
Ms Ismat Mehdi advocate appearing for the petitioners Kashif Enterprises and Uzma and Co prayed to the court to order 100 per cent examination of the subject consignment. She stated that specific request was being made was the shipper has not shipped the details.
Kashif Nazeer Advocate appearing for the Pakistan Customs (Appraisement) drew the attention of the court to the rejoinder filed by the department and said consignment was held being a banned item under the import policy.
He also informed the bench that a show cause notice has been issued to the importer/petitioner.
The bench however entertaining the plea for interim relief ordered that “after going through the pleading of both the sides, without prejudice to the case of parties consignment be released after deposition of security with the Nazir of the court” in respect of differential amount besides payment of duties, taxes etc levied by the assessing officer of the respondent Pakistan Customs. The bench also ordered the petitioner to join the proceedings in terms of show cause notice and submit a proper reply.
The respondents include Secretary, Revenue Division, Collector Customs, West, Additional Collector Paccs, Additional Collector WeBOC and Deputy Collector (R&D) Directorate of Intelligence and Investigations. Masooda Siraj advocate represents Collector Customs, West.