KARACHI: Three Special Custom Reference Application filed in 2017 by importers of pharmaceuticals will be heard and decided on Feb 17 by a custom appellate bench of High Court of Sindh.

GlaxoSmithKline, Sami Pharmaceuticals and OceanA International are the applicants represented by Umar Akhund Advocate while custom department is represented by Afsheen Aman and Masooda Siraj Advocates.

When the application came up for hearing, the bench noted that these have been admitted for regular hearing and main question involved is of statutory period of limitation.

The bench said that this issue has been decided by the Supreme Court of Pakistan and now counsels for respective sides are called upon to assist the court for a decision. The bench with this observation fixed Feb for detailed arguments and likely decision.