KARACHI: An appellate bench of High Court of Sindh (SHC) comprising Justice Munib Akhtar and Justice Muhammad Yousuf Ali Saeed on Wednesday adjourned hearing of a constitution petition and a suit filed by Karachi Corporation till Aug 09 asking the petitioner to come up with a number of clarifications made by the court with reference to imported consignment.

The bench earlier heard the counsel for petitioner who cited Secretary Revenue, Chairman Federal Board of Revenue, Chief Collector Customs South, Appraisement, Collector Customs, MCC Preventive, Additional Collector, Deputy Collector MCC Preventive, International Tank Terminal, Classification Committee and Industrial Analytical Center, HEJ Institute, University of Karachi.

The petitioner maintained that they filed a Goods Declaration on 10-5-2017 against import of Hydrocarbon Solvent Petroleum Distiallate under HS Code 2710.1919 and others at a rate of 390 US $ per metric ton.

The respondent Custom Officials took samples from the consignment and sent them to HEJ Institute of Chemistry for a chemical report. The report dated 11-5-2017 confirmed the declaration but then Pakistan Customs assessed the goods under  PCT 2710.1250 terming the consignment as “Solvent Non-oil Composite”.

The petitioner/plaintiff prayed to the court to direct the respondents to accept the declaration as well as HEJ’s report and thus classifiable under PCT 2710.1919 and further direct the petitioners to release the consignments.

The bench however after hearing the Principal Appraiser Law, Pakistan Customs raised a number of questions and asking their replies adjourned further hearing till Aug 09.