SHC allows two week time to Federation for deciding Tribunal issues

KARACHI: Allowing a request made by Federal Government for giving more time to make appointments of Member Judicial & Technical to Special Customs Appellate Tribunal (SCAT). As the petition was taken up, an Assistant Attorney General appearing for the federal government submitted that appointments/decisions were delayed due to illness of… Continue reading

SHC orders release of mobile accessories as Customs Tribunal is non-functional

KARACHI: The release of mobile accessories was ordered against payment of disputed amount to be deposited with the Nazir of High Court of Sindh. The order was passed by a custom appellate bench comprising Justice Junaid Ghaffar and Justice Agha Faisal while hearing a petition filed by Messers Uni Champion… Continue reading

SHC declines to adjudicate ‘factual’ controversy Qasim Cloth House dismissed

KARACHI: A customs appellate bench of High Court of Sindh dismissed a petition filed by importer of cloth on technical ground. The bench heard Kashif Nazeer advocate, counsel for petitioner company Qasim Cloth House which challenged seizure of cloth in alleged huge quantity, stored at Riyaz Godown, Queens Road, Karachi…. Continue reading

DIT has jurisdiction alone when item imported is mis-declared

KARACHI: The Directorate of Intelligence and Investigations (DIT) can interfere only when the items in a consignment is found different from one declared by the importer, observed a customs appellate bench of High Court of Sindh. The bench was hearing a petition filed by Durt Apparals importer of fabric which… Continue reading

SHC orders inquiry into abuse of powers by custom officials

KARACHI: Declaring a raid conducted at locked rented ware houses and resultant search and seizure of fabric as illegal, incongruent with section 162 & 163 of the Customs Act 1969, a custom appellate bench of High Court of Sindh ordered Chairman Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) to hold an inquiry…. Continue reading

Call importer, issue delay detention certificate says SHC, Hearing about compliance tomorrow

KARACHI: Pakistan Customs will be submitting compliance report before Customs Appellate bench of High Court of Sindh on Wednesday in a petition filed by G.M.Sons. Earlier the bench heard Abdul Wahid Motan advocate representing the importer company. The bench was told that following orders passed by the court, consignment has… Continue reading

SHC seek comments from Ministry of Commerce in fix duty case

KARACHI: Hearing a number of identical petitions pertaining to release of vintage cars against fixed custom duty of US $ 5000, a customs appellate bench of High Court of Sindh (SHC) sought comments from Ministry of Commerce. Adnan Saeed-uz-Zaman Siddqui advocate appeared for one of the petitioners  and said government… Continue reading

SHC orders immediate release of plastic scrap consignment

KARACHI: The Collector of Customs, Port Muhammad Bin Qasim was asked to immediately release a consignment of plastic scrap which was stopped at the port due to blocking of NTN by Assistant Collector, Preventice (Oil Section). Muhammad Nasir moved the court through Rana Sakhawat Ali advocate with the prayer to… Continue reading

SHC dismiss SCRAs filed by Pakistan Customs

KARACHI: A number of identical Special Custom Reference Application SCRA 63-75 of 2015 were dismissed by a customs appellate bench of High Court of Sindh (SHC) comprising Justice Muhammad Junaid Ghaffar and Justice Agha Faisal. Z.A Enterprises, Astrontech and others were respondents in the SCRA’s. The bench observed that custom… Continue reading

SHC seek affidavits of respondent custom officials Liqour smuggling case

KARACHI: The hearing of a contempt of court application in an alleged case of smuggling of Liqour under garb of  “Diplomatic Cargo” was adjourned till Dec 22 by a custom appellate bench of High Court of Sindh (SHC), comprising Justice Muhammad Junaid Ghaffar and Justice Agha Faisal. The petition was… Continue reading

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