SHC decides suit in levelers case

KARACHI: Justice Mehmood A Khan of High Court of Sindh (SHC) allowed a suit filed by Positioning Systems which imported a consignment of levelers used in the construction industry.

The bench heard Hyder Shaikh advocate and counsel for defendant Pakistan Customs, DIT. The counsel for plaintiff argued the maintainability of the suit on ground that action taken by the DIT was illegal and hence could be questioned before the court. He further submitted that the DIT cannot determine the value of the imported items. The respondent Appraisement West could have examined the consignment in accordance with section 25 (2) of the Customs Act 1969, he contended.

The counsel for Pakistan Customs, main defendant in the case defendbed the action by the authority. How-ever the bench after hearing the sides ordered Pakistan Customs to re-asses the consignment and release the same against payment of duty, taxes etc as per fresh assessment.

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