KARACHI: The custom appellate bench of High Court of Sindh is seized with a new kind of litigation emanating from the implementation of ban on Luxury items under SRO 598(1) of 2022.

The importers are filing GDs on the basis of House Bill of Lading while Custom Officials are accepting / treating the date of Master Bill of Lading as cut off date. The dispute over cut off that leads to a number of petitions and in one such petition filed by Ms Syed Business Solutions, notices were issued to the custom officials for June 28.

The bench earlier heard Rana Sakhawart Advocate, counsel for petitioner company. He submitted that the phone are not for sale in the open market but were meant for operational use of K-Electric. These will be specifically used for operational ner work, the counsel submitted adding that consignment be treated to be imported before announcement of ban on luxury items. The House BL be taken as the cut off date, he submitted.

The bench after initial hearing ordered issuance of notices to the respondent custom officials for June 28.