SHC allows release of paper consignment

KARACHI: Justice Muhammad Ali Mazhar of  High Court of Sindh (SHC) on Tuesday deciding a suitfiled by Messers Astrontech Incorporated directed the Pakistan Customs, Appraisement, East to reassess the consignment and release the same on payment of duty, taxes etc.

The bench earlier heard Ms Dil Khurram Shaheen advocate who maintained that the consignment was being detained as the Director Valuation has made the assessment on the basis of Valuation Guideline on higher side. She termed the action illegal and said in the existence of Valuation Ruling, the officers concerned/respondents are bound to act in accordance with the section 25 of the Customs Act 1969.

The bench after hearing the counsel appearing for the Customs allowed the suit and deciding the same ordered the Customs authorities to reassess the same as per scheme of section 25 and release the same.

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