KARACHI: An ad-interim order passed by the Custom Appellate Tribunal, Karachi bench was suspended on Monday by custom appellate bench of High Court of Sindh while hearing a constitutional petition filed by Sardar Zafar Hussain Advocate on behalf of Collectorate of Custom, East, West, SAPT, Port Muhammad Bin Qasim and Directorate General of Valuation Karachi.

The respondents include Seven Star Tyres, Dhanal Enterprises and Custom Appellate Tribunal. The petition impugnes interim order under which Valuation Ruling 1820 and 1821/2023 and an Order in Revision No 05/2024 and 06/2024 were suspended by the tribunal.

At the outset of hearing, Sardar Zafar contended that the impugned order is in violation of judgments passed by High Court of Sindh and Supreme Court of Pakistan. The bench after brief hearing ordered issuance of notice for April 08 while suspending the operation of ad-interim orders of the custom appellate tribunal.