SHC sets aside demand notice prior to show cause notice

KARACHI: A demand notice issued by the custom without issuing show cause was set aside by a custom appellate bench of High Court of Sindh. The bench was hearing a constitution petition filed by Messers SparkWorld  (Pvt) Ltd Lahore through Franklin Law Associates. Versus Collector Customs East (Appraisement) and Directorate… Continue reading


KARACHI: The court of Special Judge, Customs, Excise and Taxation Karachi acquitted an accused Muhammad Ismail son of Raza Muhammad in a case registered against him under section 156(1) (89) of Customs Act 1969. The accused was booked on charge of claimant/owner of an alleged smuggled Toyota Mark-X car bearing… Continue reading


KARACHI: As a customs appellate bench of High Court of Sindh allowed release of MG SUVs under an interim arrangement luxurious MG SUVs will be seen on roads of Pakistan. Franklin Law Associates won the case for importers as a result more than 800 vehicles detained by custom officials overall… Continue reading

SHC issues pre-admission notices for March 18 in Sales Tax case

KARACHI: Pre-admission notices were issued for March 18 to the Chairman FBR, Member (Sales Tax-Policy) and Commissioner Sales Tax in a petition filed by M/S Imperial Trading Corporation and others through law firm Franklin Law Associates. A counsel from the firm appearing before a division bench of High Court of… Continue reading

SHC orders provisional release of MG SUVs vehicles case

KARACHI: A custom appellate bench of High Court of Sindh ordered provisional release of MG SUV vehicles against payment of disputed amount of duty and taxes with Nazir of the SHC. The bench earlier heard a counsel from law firm Franklin Law Associates who stated that more than 800 vehicles… Continue reading


KARACHI: Deciding the Special Customs Reference Application filed four years ago by Additional Collector of Customs, Appraisement, West, a custom appellate bench ruled in favor of respondent Osaka Electronic & Industries Corporation. The applicant department impugned a judgment by Custom Appellate Tribunal which allowed the order passed by Collector of… Continue reading

Obtain restraining order or implement ONO, orders SHC

KARACHI: The Collector of Customs MCC Appraisement and Facilitation, West and Director I&I were ordered to either obtain a restraining order or implement an Order in Original (ONO) passed in favor of M/S A-One Steel, Multan. The bench earlier heard counsel from Law firm Franklin Law Associates and Khalid Rajpar,… Continue reading

SHC restrains Chief Collector Appraisement South, Coercive encashment of securities

KARACHI: The respondent officials of Pakistan Customs including Chief Collector, Appraisement South, Director General and Director (Valuation) were restrained by a customs appellate bench of High Court of Sindh from encashing securities/cheques deposited with respondents against provisional release of consignments. The bench comprising Justice Muhammad Junaid Ghaffar and Justice Mahmood… Continue reading

SHC issues pre-admission notice for March 10 Cantt Board Imposing Tax After 18th Amendment

KARACHI: A division bench of High Court of Sindh comprising Justice Muhammad Junaid Ghaffar and Justice Agha Faisal issued pre-admission notices to the respondent cantonment board, federal law officer as well as Advocate General Sindh for March 10. The bench was hearing a petition filed by a citizen challenging imposition… Continue reading

Customs Court acquits clearing agent, Ex-bonding

KARACHI: The Judge, Special Customs & Excise Court, Karachi has acquitted a Customs Clearing agent Zahid Farooq booked by Pakistan Customs in an alleged case of removal of goods from In-Bond goods. According to details R&D department got information that some elements are removing goods from In Bond Ware House…. Continue reading