SHC seeks details of imports with details of GD’s Fauji Cement Plant case LITIGATION PENDING SINCE 1995

KARACHI: A customs appellate bench of High Court of Sindh (SHC) on Wednesday asked petitioner Fauji Cement Limited to furnish details of imports with details of Goods Declarations by Oct 16, the next date of hearing.

The bench earlier heard counsel for petitioner as well as Khalid Rajpar advocate representing Pakistan Customs.

The counsel for petitioner sought relief on account that Supreme Court of Pakistan has not given any relief to the department.

Khalid Rajpar appearing for Pakistan Custom contested the statement and said apex court has adjourned hearing ‘sine die’ (unspecified period). He further contended that this was third round of litigation between the parties. He relied on earlier order of the apex court in a related SCRA and said petitioner was ordered to pay the government dues. He said that petitioner is not entitled to exemption from custom duty and other taxes which now amount to rupees 25 billion.

After a hearing for more than an hour, the bench comprising Justice Aqeel Ahmed Abbasi and Justice Zulfiqar Ahmed Khan adjourned further proceedings treating the petition as part heard matter. The bench directed the counsel for petitioner to submit the number of consignments in dispute with GDs  and other relevant details by Oct 16.

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