KARACHI: A Special Custom Reference Application (SCRA) filed by Collector of Customs, Karachi VS M/s. Mughal Iron & Steel Industries Ltd., Lahore was dismissed by custom appellate bench of High Court of Sindh.

The bench enquired about the reason for delay in filing the reference application at which counsel appearing for the customs department stated that it was delayed due to mis-calculation about time period.

The bench observed that the department is required to be more vigilant than an ordinary person/petitioner. It said that if instant application seeking condonation is granted it would become a precedent which could not be justifiable.

The bench with above observation dismissed the SCRA as well as accompanying applications.