SHC issues pre-admission notice in petitions pertaining to fabrics

KARACHI: Pre-admission notices were issued to the Collectorate of Customs, MCC East and West for Nov 8 in a petition filed by Rizwan & Co, Dow Fabrics, Abid Enterprises, Raak International versus Chairman FBR, Collector Custom, MCC East and West and others seeking release of their consignments under valuation dispute.

Rayan Zia advocate of law firm Expert Law appearing for the petitioners submitted that petitioners are pressing petition only to the extent that directions be issued to the respondents to release the consignments provisionally which are assessed as per Valuation Ruling 1387/2019 dated 3-9-2019 which has been challenged by the petitioner before Director General Valuation, Karachi.

The bench after hearing the counsel ordering issuance of pre-admission notice also directed the respondents to consider the request of the petitioners for release of consignments subject to securing disputed amount of duty and taxes before the concerned collectorate in the shape of the pay orders or bank guarantee. The bench also sought compliance report by next date of hearing.

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