KARACHI: Dozens of petitions challenging imposition of regulatory duty on imported goods was dismissed by a custom appellate bench of High Court of Sindh including leading petition no CP-D 5887/2022.

The bench announcing a short order also imposed a fine of Rupees 10000 upon each of the petitioner to be submitted in favor of SHC Clinic within 15 days from the date of the order.

The bench also ordered that in case of failure Nazir of SHC shall approach NADRA for blocking the CNICs of the petitioners.

The bench also ordered that sureties furnished pursuant to ad-interim ordersĀ  time to time in respect of listed petitions shall be forfeited in favor of the respondent department.

The apex court and high courts have already declared the Regulatory Duty as lawful but with prospective effect. The bench observed that in view of order/decision by apex court these petitions are frivolous, hence dismissed with cost.