SHC restrains customs from arresting computer, accessory importers

KARACHI: Hearing two identical petitions filed by three persons of three firms which imported used computers and accessories, booked on charge of mis-declaration, a custom appellate bench of High Court of Sindh restrained the customs from arresting the petitioners subject to furnishing of solvent surety of rupees 100,000 and PR… Continue reading

Customs Intelligence & Investigation books Megaplus Pakistan in fiscal fraud

KARACHI: Director of Customs Intelligence & Investigation Karachi has lodged an FIR against Directors and partners of M/s Megaplus Pakistan for evasion of duty/taxes of Rs61.88 million through mis-declaration and concealment of values of imported consignments of IT equipment by way of submission of fake invoices. Federal Board of Revenue… Continue reading

SHC issue notices in alleged harassment by customs IO Pre-admission notices issued in alleged harassment case

KARACHI: A customs appellate bench of High Court of Sindh (SHC) issued pre-admission notice for Feb 06 in a petition filed by one Muhammad Junaid, a clearing agent against alleged harassment by Investigating Officer (IO) in two FIRs registered against the petitioner. Iftikhar Hussain advocate appeared for the petitioner and… Continue reading

Special Custom’s Court dismisses NAB’s transfer application

KARACHI: The court of Special Judge, Customs, Excise and Taxation on Wednesday dismissed an application filed by Chairman NAB under section 16 (A) of the NAB Ordinance 1999 seeking transfer of a custom case to a NAB court. The case pertains to alleged mis-declaration and custom’s court has already taken… Continue reading

SHC quash FIR by Customs, IRS may take cognizance Dispute over petitioner being manufacturer or not

KARACHI: Hearing a dispute over registration of FIR by authorities of Pakistan Customs alleging that petitioner is not a manufacturer yet abused concession, a customs appellate bench of High Court of Sindh on Wednesday allowed the petition and quashed the FIR. Muhammad Muqeet Khalid filed the petition (CP-D 1029/2013) through… Continue reading

SHC restrains customs from arresting owners of importer firm without permission of court

KARACHI: Protection from arrest in FIR can be given to a person and not to a company, observed a custom appellate bench of High Court of Sindh while accepting the amended title in a petition filed by Procon Engineering Private Limited. The earlier in the morning directed Zain Jatoi advocate,… Continue reading

SHC stops implementation of tribunal’s order, seeks copy of leave granting order

KARACHI: The implementation of orders in appeals allowed by the Special Customs Appellate Tribunal was stopped by a division bench of High Court of Sindh (SHC) comprising Justice Aqeel Ahmed Abbasi and Justice Mahmood A Khan here on Friday. The bench was hearing Special Custom Reference Applications (SCRA’s) filed by … Continue reading

SHC issues preadmission notices, order of restrain in petition by China Gift Center

KARACHI: A customs appellate bench of High Court of Sindh (SHC) comprising Justice Aqeel Ahmed Abbasi and Justice Mahmood A Khan issued pre-admission notices to the respondent East Collectorate (R&D), Pakistan Customs in a petition filed by China Gift Center and Muhammad Hamza importer of prayer mats. The bench also… Continue reading

SHC restrains customs from adverse action against shipping agent

KARACHI: The custom officials were restrained from any adverse action against shipping agent United Marine Agency. The order came from a customs appellate bench comprising Justice Aqeel Ahmed Abbasi and Justice Mahmood A Khan here on Wednesday. The bench earlier heard a counsel from Franklin Law Associates who submitted that… Continue reading

SHC adjourns hearing in petitions challenging detention of goods

KARACHI: A customs appellate bench of High Court of Sindh (SHC) comprising Justice Aqeel Ahmed Abbasi and Justice Zulfiqar Ahmed Khan adjourned proceedings in a number of identical petitions. As the hearing in petitions commenced, counsel for one of the petitioners on a query by the court submitted that the… Continue reading