KARACHI: A division bench of  High Court of  Sindh (SHC) comprising Justice Munib Akhtar and Justice Zulfiqar Ahmed Khan on Thursday ordered Pakistan Customs to come up with an explanation on Aug 15 that why they have not released a consignment even after securing differential amount.

The bench was hearing a constitution petition filed by Mini Tech Corporation challenging an Order in Revision passed by the Director General, Valuation, Pakistan Customs maintaining a Valuation Ruling.

The appellant imported Networking Cable and Networking Cable, Fiber Optic from China. The Customs Valuation enhanced the value of Networking cable from US $ 2 to 2.5 while of Networking Cable, Fiber Optic from US $ 2 to 3.8 under Valuation Ruling  1187/2016. The appellant/importer challenged the same on ground that section 25 was not followed while determining and issuing VR in question. The departmental appellate authority maintained the VR in Order in Revision which was now assailed before the appellate tribunal.

The bench earlier ordered Pakistan Customs to release the consignment on payment of differential amount between the declared value and the Valuation Ruling.

Ghulamullah Shaikh of Franklin Law Associates is representing the appellant.