SHC stops implementation of tribunal’s order, seeks copy of leave granting order

KARACHI: The implementation of orders in appeals allowed by the Special Customs Appellate Tribunal was stopped by a division bench of High Court of Sindh (SHC) comprising Justice Aqeel Ahmed Abbasi and Justice Mahmood A Khan here on Friday.

The bench was hearing Special Custom Reference Applications (SCRA’s) filed by  Collector of Customs against Mehtab Exports, Azhar Exports, Aziz Textiles and Tariq Enterprises assailing order passed by the Special Customs Appellate Tribunal allowing export rebate claims.

Khalid Rajpar advocate appearing for the applicant custom officials submitted that the tribunal’s order was based on Ghani Textile Mills case. He submitted that Supreme Court of Pakistan while hearing appeal in Ghani Textile case has granted leave and also suspended the order of the SHC.

The bench after hearing Khalid Rajpar advocate stopped implementation of order tribunal while directing the counsel to place order of Supreme Court  granting leave to the department.

The case pertains to alleged mis-declaration for securing export rebate facility which was not due to them.

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