KARACHI: Hearing a constitution petition filed by Mesers MAAC International, a custom appellate bench of High Court of Sindh allowed request for provisional release subject to securing of disputed amount of duty and taxes before the collectorate concerned by way of Pay Order.
The bench earlier heard Rana Shakahwat Advocate who submitted that the petition is filed after being aggrieved by assessment under Valuation Ruling 1708 of 2022, dated 14-12-2022. He submitted that after insertion of provision to section 81, the custom authorities are not empowered to allow provisional release and hence consignments are incurring port charges.
The bench by way of interim relief ordered provisional release subject to securing of disputed amount of duty and taxes with collectorate concerned in shape of Pay Order while payment of undisputed amount also with the collectorate.
The petition was thus disposed of with order above.