KARACHI An appellate bench of High Court of Sindh on Tuesday dismissed a number of identical petitions filed by importers of motor spirit including HASCOL against imposition of Regulatory Duty or RD.

The custom officials including collector of Port Muhammad Bin Qasim were cited as respondents.

Agha Shahid Majeed Khan represented the respondent collectorate who pressed for a judgment on the ground that huge sum in shape of revenue amounting to rupees 1,8 billion is lying as securities.

The bench after a detailed hearing and arguments by counsel for petitioners including Khalid Javed Khan, Haider Advocate and others dismissed the petitions while passing short order. A detailed order will follow.