SHC seeks compliance report in vintage cars case

KARACHI: A customs appellate bench of High Court of Sindh (SHC) comprising Justice Junaid Ghaffar and Justice Agha Faisal on Thursday ordered Additional Collector Customs, Appraisement West to submit compliance report on Oct 19. The bench was hearing four identical petitions filed by importer of vintage cars who maintained that… Continue reading

Customs Appellate Tribunal dismisses 23 identical appeals

KARACHI: The chairman, Special Customs Appellate Tribunal has dismissed 23 identical appeals and allowed the release of Betel Nuts, cloth, Cigarette Sticks on ground that same were seized from city area and that custom cases were founded on presumptions, assumptions, conjectures, fishing and rowing inquiry and fails the test of… Continue reading

SHC stays collection of Additional Custom Duty from manufacturers

KARACHI: A customs appellate bench of High Court of Sindh (SHC) on Monday stayed the collection of Additional Customs Duty (ACD) from manufacturers of vehicles etc given concession in the tax. The bench comprising Justice Aqeel Ahmed Abbasi and Justice Zulfiqar Ahmed Khan earlier heard Barrister Makhdoom Ali Khan who… Continue reading

Federal budget proposes Custom duty, regulatory duty reduction on a large number of products and raw material

KARACHI: Federal Budget 2020-21 has proposed exemption of additional custom duties on those tariff lines which now attract zero customs duty in tariff along with reduction of custom duty on 40 raw materials of various industries. Moreover, tariff rationalization under National Tariff Policy 2019 is proposed by reducing customs duty… Continue reading

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

SHC allows Special Criminal Revision Applications in betel nuts case Accused ordered to surrender before trial court in seven days

KARACHI: Justice Fahim Ahmed Siddiqui of High Court of Sindh hearing nine identical revision applications filed by Director of Directorate of Intelligence & Investigations (DIT), Pakistan Customs assailing judgment by Special Court for Customs, Excise and Taxation in betel nuts cases. The trial court deciding the case of alleged smuggling… Continue reading

SHC asks customs counsel to comply with office objections in 2 days

KARACHI: A division bench of High Court of Sindh (SHC) comprising Justice Aqeel Ahmed Abbasi and Justice Mahmood A Khan on Thursday asked the counsel for Pakistan Customs to remove office objections within two days in a SCRA filed by the department. The bench earlier heard Sardar Muhammad Ishaq advocate… Continue reading