KARACHI: Justice Junaid Ghaffar of High Court of Sindh (SHC) on Tuesday sought a written reply from the custom authorities of Port Muhammad Bin Qasim (PMBQ) regarding concession given to pharmaceutical manufacturers over imported packing material.
The bench was hearing a suit filed by the Pakistan Customs to decide the issue that whether the packing material is to be treated as manufacturing material attracting concession. Today Haider Shaikh advocate appearing for the customs department concluded his arguments. He maintained that packing material cannot be treated as the manufacturing material and taxes and duty needs to assessed as such.
The counsel for defendant Getz Pharama submitted that some of the importers and manufacturers are given the concession while the others are denied of the same.
The plaintiff side replied that they extend concession if Drug Regulatory Authority of Pakistan (DRAP) issues certification.
The bench later put of further hearing till April 09 directing the Deputy Collector of Customs, PMBQ to submit a detailed written statement that which importers were given concession and which were denied of the same.