SHC disposes of petitions by residents against notices of house tax assessment

KARACHI: An appellate bench of High Court of Sindh comprising Justice Muhammad Junaid A Ghaffar and Justice Agha Faisal disposed of a number of petitions filed by the residents of cantonment area challenging notices issued under section 68 of the cantonment Act 1924. The bench set aside the notices being… Continue reading

Armed tradersand smugglers attack Pakistan Customs staff in Bolton market

KARACHI: MCC Preventive has lodged an FIR against several persons for creating obstruction and hindrance in the prevention of smuggling and acquisitions, possession and sale of smuggled goods. Information was passed through Collector Preventive Saquif Saeed to Additional Collector Haroon Malik that large quantity of foreign origin smuggled cigarette and… Continue reading

IHC allows petition by Kokab Enterprises, Lahore

ISLAMABAD: A bench of Islamabad High Court (IHC) allowed a constitution petition filed by Kokab Enterprises, Shah Alam market, Lahore which imported a consignment of body spray but Custom officials while applying Valuation Ruling (VR) older than 90 days detained the same over valuation dispute. The Collector Customs, Islamabad,  Deputy… Continue reading

I&I and ASO Preventive seize smuggled goods in a joint operation

KARACHI: Customs Intelligence and Investigation Gujranwala has seized large quantity of smuggled goods including betel nut. The value of the seized goods is Rs40 million. Information was passed through Collector Preventive Lahore Basit Maqsood Abbasi to Additional Collector I&I Hasan Farid regarding movement of smuggled goods, which were owned by… Continue reading

SHC allows ITRAs, petitions by AKUH Doctors

KARACHI: A number of Income Tax Reference Applications and constitutional petitions filed by Dr. Zafar Sajjad against Commissioner Inland Revenue Zone-I Regional Tax Office-III Karachi impunging show cause notices issued to them. The controversy pertains to the definition of term “salary” and that whether other emoluments including clinical supplements and… Continue reading

Power of re-assessment under Section 80 of ACT 1969 not available at all times: SHC

KARACHI:  The Goods Declaration filed under self-assessment schemes cannot be re-assessed once the consignment is released and the custom officer loses powers once duty and taxes are paid. This was held by a customs appellate bench of High Court of Sindh (SHC) while hearing a petition filed by M/s. Harris… Continue reading


Pakistan Customs has introduced a new automated process in WeBOC system for scanning of containerized import consignments of industrial raw materials for their speedy clearance at ports. The introduction of Non-Intrusive Inspection System by Customs was a long awaited initiative aimed at replacing physical inspection of cargo and reducing the… Continue reading

Sajidullah Siddiqui posted as Member (IT), FBR

KARACHI: Sajidullah Siddiqui, a BS-21 officer of Inland Revenue Service, presently posted as Director General (Retail), Federal Board of Revenue (HQ), Islamabad is hereby transferred and posted as Member (IT), Federal Board of Revenue (HQ), Islamabad with immediate effect and until further orders. The officer is also assigned the additional… Continue reading


SHC allows SCRA filed by Collector MCC Hyderabad

KARACHI: Any vehicle used in smuggling of goods could not be released against payment of redumption fine of 20 per cent of value of the smuggled goods by extending benefit of SRO 499 (1)/2009, held a customs appellate bench of High Court of Sindh. The bench was hearing a Special… Continue reading

SHC dismisses SCRA’s filed by Collector Custom against importer of Petroleum Residue

KARACHI: Seven Special Custom Reference Applications filed by Collector of Customs against M/s. Great Eastern Trading Co, M/s. Yasir Enterprises, M/s. Yasir Enterprises and M/s. Kamran Lubricants (Pvt) Ltd, M/s. Kamran Lubricants (Pvt.) Ltd (3SCRAs’) were dismissed by the Customs appellate bench of High Court of Sindh. The SCRAs impunged… Continue reading