KARACHI: A division bench of High Court of Sindh (SHC) comprising Justice Aqeel Ahmed Abbasi and Justice Zulfiqar Ahmed Khan on Thursday adjourned hearing of more than two dozen identical cases pertaining to imposition of 3 per cent additional sales tax on mobile phones till Nov 29.

The petitioners maintained that the additional tax cannot be levied under a finance bill. The additional tax was in addition to tax of rupees 1000, 750 and 500 per unit mobile phone. The FBR has no power to impose the additional tax under rule 58, the counsel for leading petitioner submitted.

The bench later put of further proceedings for paucity of time treating the same as “part heard”.