KARACHI: An appellate bench of High Court of Sindh disposed of a petition filed by Telenor Pak (Pvt) Ltd seeking release of consignments of Antenna.
The petitioner company filed the petition through Franklin Law Associates. A counsel from the law firm submitted before the bench that the issue in hand is related to dispute over classification which already has been decided and hold placed by Directorate of Intelligence & Investigation is illegal.
The counsel further submitted that the matter is under Adjudication and in the meanwhile Petitioner is willing to furnish differential amount of duty and taxes.
The bench as an interim relief in view of accumulating port and other charges, allowed the request directing the petitioner to pay undisputed amount of duty and taxes before the department while securing disputed amount before the Nazir of SHC in the form of Pay Order/Bank Guarantee.
The bench directed the Nazir to issue a certificate and customs was directed to release goods forthwith. The bench also ordered that fate of security amount is linked to the outcome of adjudication.