KARACHI: A petition filed by a local importer Khalil Sons seeking delayed payment of disputed amount of duty, taxes was disposed of by a customs appellate bench of High Court of Sindh with directions to the department.

The bench heard Kashif Nazeer and Aamir Ali Shaikh advocates appearing for the petitioner in petition CP-D 96/ 2022. The petitioners have also filed an appeal besides filing instant petition.

The counsel for petitioner submitted that petitioner is ready to pay the undisputed amount of duties and taxes within seven days and to pay disputed amount  through post dated cheques with endorsement from the banker of clearance within seven days.

A Deputy Attorney General (DAG) representing federal government said department ould have no objection if the petitioner pays the un-disputed amount without any delay.

The bench comprising Pusine judge Irfan Sadaat Khan and Justice Zulfiqar Ahmed Khan after hearing the sides allowing the request by the petitioner side directed the customs authorities to release the goods after petitioner pays duty and taxes within seven days and disputed amount through post dated cheques having endorsement from the banker.

The court however said that payment would be without prejudice to the right of the parties before and decided by the departmental appellate forum.