KARACHI: Justice Muhammad Ali Mazhar of High Court of Sindh fixed Oct 31 to hear a case pertaining to import of machinery by Fauji Cement involving custom duty and taxes worth rupees 808 million.

The bench heard a suit 517/2014 filed by Fauji Cement Factory against a demand raised by the Pakistan Customs, Appraisement in which an interim stay is operative.

Masooda Siraj advocate assisted by Sardar Zafar Hussain submitted that since stay order was obtained, the plaintiff side is avoiding to proceed with the matter. She maintained that a huge sum of rupees 808 million in duty and taxes is involved pending since 2014.

The bench asked the plaintiff side to proceed with the matter on Oct 31 warning that in case of default, the stay would be vacated and proceedings will be held ex-parte.