Eradicate corruption, make appointments on merit in custom Appellate tribunal, says lawyers

KARACHI: The lawyers practising on customs, inland revenue have advocated purging the custom Appellate tribunal of  corruption and instead of disbanding it improve the same by appointing members and chairman on merit alone.   They were expressing their views in the backdrop of an interview by federal law Minister Dr Farogh… Continue reading

Non release of Steel consignment: Notices issued for Jan 25

KARACHI: A division bench of High Court of Sindh (SHC) on Friday issued notices to the customs for Jan 25 while hearing a constitution petition filed by Umar and Co, importer of steel coil sheets. Ghulam ullah Sheikh and Haider Sheikh advocate appearing for the petitioner submitted that the custom… Continue reading

Explanation cannot be effective retrospectively, rules SHC

KARACHI: An Income Tax Appellate bench of High Court of Sindh headed by Justice Aqeel Ahmed Abbasi deciding two identical Income Tax Reference Applications (ITRA 272 & 273 of 2011) held that retrospective application of explanation is in violation of settled law. The ITRA’s were filed by the Commissioner, Inland… Continue reading

SHC defers hearing in petition seeking security money

KARACHI: An appellate bench of High Court of Sindh (SHC) comprising Justice Munib Akhtar and Justice Yousuf Ali Sayeed on Monday deferred the order in an application moved by Adamjee Pharmaceuticals. Aqeel Ahmed Khan advocate appearing for the petitioner/applicant prayed for the release of security deposited with the Nazir of… Continue reading

SHC issue notice in SCRA filed by DG Custom Valuation for Jan 12

KARACHI: An appellate bench of High Court of Sindh (SHC) comprising Justice Munib Akhtarand Justice Muhammad Humayun Khan on Wednesday ordered issuance of notice to Al-Amin Cera for Jan 12 in a Special Customs Reference Application (SCRA) filed by Director General Customs Valuation. Masooda Siraj advocate appeared for the applicant… Continue reading

Appellate Tribunal gives go ahead to PSO for acquiring shares in PRL

KARACHI: The Competition Appellate Tribunal has given a go ahead to Pakistan State Oil’s scheme of acquiring 84 million shares in Pakistan Refinery Limited (PRL), a statement issued by PSO said on Thursday. Competition Commission of Pakistan (CCP) had already granted approval of premerger clearance application filed by Pakistan State… Continue reading

SHC directs Customs Tribunal to decide appeal in 6 weeks, plaintiff restrained from operating bank account, NTN

KARACHI: Justice Muhammad Shafi Siddiqui of High Court of Sindh (SHC) on Friday disposed of a suit for permanent injunction filed by Triple Tree Associates and M Tariq Rafi directing the Special Customs Appellate Tribunal, Karachi to decide the appeal filed by the plaintiff/appellant within six weeks. The single judge… Continue reading

SCP allows appeal by Collector Customs Karachi

KARACHI: A full bench of Supreme Court of Pakistan allowed an appeal filed by Collector Custom against order of an appellate bench of SHC which upheld a decision by a Customs appellate tribunal in favour of a local importer. The bench was seized with the law point that whether a… Continue reading

Customs Appellate Tribunal reserves judgment in appeal by clearing agent

KARACHI: The Special Customs Appellate Tribunal comprising chairman Manzoor Hussain and Zulfiqar Kazmi, Member Technical II on Wednesday reserved order in an appeal filed by a clearing agent who was penalized for alleged misuse of SRO 1125 of 2011. Zia-ul-Hassan advocate represented the appellant Four Star Corporation before the tribunal…. Continue reading

MCC Port Qasim files 62 SCRAs before SHC

KARACHI: The Model Customs Collectorate (MCC) Port Muhammad Bin Qasim (Appraisement) filed about 62 Special Custom Reference Applications (SCRA’s) impugning an order of Special Customs Appellate Tribunal deciding Custom Appeal K22 to 52 of 2015 and others filed by Deputy Collector Customs against an order passed by Collector Custom (Appeals)…. Continue reading