SHC orders release of toilet soap consignment

KARACHI: A division bench of High Court of Sindh (SHC) comprising Justice Munib Akhtarand Justice Yousuf Ali Sayeed on Monday ordered release of a consignment of toilet soap on provisional basis. The petition was filed by Ittefaq General Store.

The bench earlier heard Talal Tariq Khursheed advocate of Franklin Law Associates. Talal Tariq duly instructed by CEO Faisal Ghani submitted before the court that the issue in petition was guide line issued by the Deputy Director, Pakistan Customs and assessment of the custom value of the imported goods on the basis of the impugned guideline which is on higher side.

The guidelines has been suspended in a number of identical cases and this bench has ordered fixing all the identical petitions , Special Custom Reference Applications at one time, he submitted while relying on order of the court passed in CP 744 of 2016.

The bench allowing the prayer for interim relief, ordered release of the consignment against payment of differential amount and other levies while ordering that the instant petition be fixed with identical petitions to be heard by this bench in next few days.

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