KARACHI: Hearing an application for urgent hearing of constitutional petition No 1705 of 2024, filed by Messer’s  Premium Textile-Blanket Industry, Bara Bazar-Khyber involved in alleged tax evasion of billions of rupees by misusing Export Facilitation Scheme (EFS), a custom appellate bench of High Court of Sindh dismissed the petition after comments filed by Khalid Mehmood Rajpar Advocate, counsel for respondent PMBQ with Collectorate of Customs West.

Earlier Darvesh K Mandhan representing the petitioner sought an urgent hearing but court found no reason. As court proceeded with the matter, the counsel for custom filed comments stating that the petition is mis-conceived and not maintainable whereas the request of the petitioner is that of amending the Import General Manifest. The counsel for customs informed the bench that the such request has been declined and a F.I.R has been registered against the importer and matter is presently  pending before the Adjudication Peshawar.

The bench after hearing the sides  disposed of the petition with the direction to the Petitioner to seek appropriate remedy before the appropriate forum in accordance with law.

The said company is allegedly involved in abusing EFS against which an audit is under process while all consignments of the said importer has been blocked by PCA. The recovery expected in stated to be over 2 billion rupees.