KARACHI: Notices were issued to Pakistan Customs and othe respondents for Oct 18 in another petition challenging imposition of Regulatory Duty through SRO 157(1)/2022 dated 22-8-2022. Shahab Imam advocate appeared for Top Link Packaging Pvt Ltd.

The counsel submitted that new SRO is confiscatory, expropriatoey and discriminatory besides ultra vires of Constitution of Pakistan.

He further submitted that item Self Adhesive Tape is not a finished product but is subject to further processing and sizing after which it becomes marketable and hence RD is not attracted Shahab Imam Advocate also referred to a petition No CP-D 5064/2022 in which notices and order of interim release has been issued.

The bench after preliminary hearing ordered issuance of notices to respondents for Oct 18 while directing department to consider request for provisional release on securing disputed amount of duty with Nazir of SHC.