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SHC seeks comments from tax authorities on petition filed by Shafiullah

KARACHI: The Sindh High Court (SHC) has directed the tax authorities to file para-wise comments on a constitutional petition filed by Shafiullah seeking de-sealing of his premises. Earlier, the property was sealed by officials of the Customs Collectorate Preventive. A two-member bench, comprising Justice Munib Akhter and Justice Saeeduddin Nasir, was hearing the case. During the hearing, counsel for the ... Read More »

Custom Court postponed 25 cases as judge goes on leave

KARACHI; The Custom (Taxation and Anti-Smuggling) Court on Monday postponed the hearing of 25 income tax and custom related cases as Judge Syed Faiz Rasool Rashdi was on leave. On Monday, 25 cases were fixed for hearing, but postponed until the next dates of hearing. According to the cause list, three cases out of 25 cases were fixed for formal ... Read More »

SHC stops Customs from taking action against petitioner in cell phones’ confiscation case

KARACHI: The Sindh High Court (SHC) has restrained tax authorities from taking any coercive action against the petitioner until the next hearing while the hearing a petition filed by Muhammad Abreez seeking release of mobile phones and its accessories. A two member bench comprising Justice Munib Akhtar and Justice Saeeduddin Nasir was hearing the petition. During the hearing, the court ... Read More »

Customs Court grants pre-arrest bail to suspect in cigarettes, gutkha smuggling case

KARACHI:  Customs Court Judge Syed Faiz Rasool Rashdi has granted interim pre-arrest bail to Fida Muhammad who was arrested by customs authorities for attempting to smuggle Indian origin cigarettes and gutkha into the country. During the hearing, the defence counsel submitted that the applicant was innocent and had been falsely implicated in this case, therefore, the court might grant him bail. After ... Read More »

SHC issues notice to tax authorities on petition filed by M/s Yahya

KARACHI: The Sindh High Court (SHC) has issued notices to the tax authorities and deputy attorney general on a constitutional petition filed by Muhammad Yahya, seeking exemption from duty and taxes on its consignments of “cheese”. While hearing of the petition, a two-member bench comprising Justice Munib Akhtar and Justice Saeeduddin Nasir also directed them to file their respective comments ... Read More »

SHC seeks comments on petition challenging high taxes on ‘overhead cranes, accessories’

KARACHI: The Sindh High Court (SHC) has directed the tax authorities to file para wise-comments on a petition filed by M/s Fareed Engineering Works against charging high rate of duty and taxes on a consignment of “overhead cranes and its accessories”. A two-member bench comprising Justice Munib Akhtar and Justice Saedduddin Nasir heard the petition. During the hearing, deputy attorney ... Read More »

Custom Court to hear over 22 cases on Monday

KARACHI: Special Court of Custom Taxation and Anti-smuggling Judge Syed Faiz Rasool Rashdi on Monday will take up more than 22 customs and income tax related cases. According to the cause list, regular hearing, prosecution evidences and confirmation of bail applications were included in these cases. The custom court has already issued notices to the parties and investigation officers for ... Read More »

SHC orders release of old mixer truck

KARACHI: The Sindh High Court (SHC) has directed the tax authorities to release the “used and old mixer truck” model 2004 on subject to the payment of entire differential amount by the petitioner in the shape of pay-order. The court issued the directives  on a constitutional petition filed by CM Builders seeking release of a mixer truck seized by tax ... Read More »

SHC issues notice to tax authorities on petition filed by M/s Mega Enterprises

KARACHI: The Sindh High Court (SHC) has issued notice to the tax authorities and deputy attorney general on a constitutional petition filed by M/s Mega Enterprises seeking release of a consignment carrying “embroidery ladies suits”. During the hearing of the constitutional petition, a two-member bench comprising Justice Munib Akhtar and Justice Saedduddin Nasir also directed them to file their respective ... Read More »

Custom court adjourns hearing of 13 customs, income tax related cases

KARACHI: Custom Court judge Syed Faiz Rasool Rashdi on Friday adjourned the hearing of 13 customs and income tax related cases. On Friday, during the hearing, in most of the cases, counsels for the defense, customs and Income Tax Department, including special public prosecutors argued before the court. After the arguments, the court directed them to file rejoinders on the ... Read More »

SHC seeks comments from tax authorities over valuation ruling no 863/2016

KARACHI: Sindh High Court (SHC) sought comments from tax authorities on petition challenged valuation ruling no 863/16 enhanced valuing of “Toilet soaps of various brands” The SHC has directed the tax authorities to file para wise comments on a constitution petition filed by A.R Associates challenging the impugned valuation ruling no 863/2016 which enhanced the valuing of “Toilet soaps of ... Read More »

Customs Court accepts interim challan against accused involved in duty and taxes evasion

KARACHI: Customs Court Judge Syed Faiz Rasool Rashdi has accepted the interim challan against Faisal Aftab, proprietor of M/s Faisal Trading, who was arrested in a duty and tax evasion case of Rs 5,246,249. During the hearing, the investigation officer submitted the interim challan and informed the court that during the investigation, prosecution has sufficient evidence against against the suspect. ... Read More »

SHC seeks comments from tax authorities on case filed by M/s Abdul Aziz & Brothers

KARACHI: The Sindh High Court (SHC) has sought comments from tax authorities on a petition challenging valuation ruling no 908/2016 2016 which enhanced the values of mobile phone accessories. A two-member bench comprising Justice Munib Akhtar and Justice Saeeduddin Nasir heard the constitutional petition and directed the tax authorities to file para wise comments. The petition was filed by M/s ... Read More »

SHC to hear case filed by collector Hyderabad challenging order of ATIR tomorrow

KARACHI: The Sindh High Court (SHC) has directed the customs department to file para wise comment on an appeal filed by collector Hyderabad challenging the order of the Customs Appellate Tribunal which directed the customs authorities to release the 519 sprinkle lorries which were seized by customs authorities against the import policy. A two-member bench, comprising Justice Munib Akhtar and Justice ... Read More »

Custom Court halts proceeding due to lawyers strike against Quetta massacre

KARACHI: The Custom Court on Wednesday postponed the hearing of 16 customs and income tax related cases due to massacre in Quetta. At least 14 cases were fixed before the custom court; however, representative of the Sindh High Court Bar Association informed the court that in order to condemn Quetta massacre, the Pakistan Bar Council and other legal bodies have ... Read More »

Customs Court sends 8 suspects on physical remand

KARACHI: Customs Court Judge Syed Faiz Rasool Rashdi has sent eight suspects on physical remand in a case of attempting to smuggle 26,500 liters diesel through wooden boat. During the hearing, the investigation officer appeared before the customs court and produced the suspects, Muhammad Naeem son of Muhammad, Ameer Shad son of Umar Jan, Muhammad Ghani son of Usmani Gul, ... Read More »

SHC directs customs to file rejoinder in Rs 25m tax evasion case

KARACHI: The Sindh High Court (SHC) directed the custom authorities to file rejoinder on a petition filed by Muhammad Yaseen, Abdul Ghaffar and Muhammad Saleem against FIR lodged against them, alleging evasion of duty and taxes in the sum of Rs 25.105 million. A two-member bench, comprising Justice Munib Akhtar and Justice Saeeduddin Nasir was hearing the petition. During the ... Read More »

SHC directs parties to maintain status quo on petition filed by Khurshed Impex

KARACHI: The Sindh High Court (SHC) has directed the parties to maintain status-quo on a constitutional petition filed by Khurshed Impex Co against the seizing of its tyres and allied items. A two-member bench, comprising Justice Munib Akhtar and Justice Seeduddin Nasir, was hearing the petition. During the hearing, counsel for the Custom Department sough time to file para wise ... Read More »

Customs Court issues non-bailable warrants of suspect involved in duty, tax evasion

KARACHI: Custom Court Judge Syed Faiz Rasool has issued non-bailable warrants for an absconding accused, Sajid Hussain, owner of M/S Iqra International in a duty and tax evasion case of Rs 5,305,246. During the hearing, investigation officer Azhar Abbas appeared before the court and submitted interim challan. He informed the court that the absconding accused has not been arrested. Therefore, ... Read More »

SHC rejects petition challenging Valuation Ruling No 865/2016

KARACHI: The Sindh High Court (SHC) dismissed a constitutional petition as not pressed filed by M/s. Firpo (Private) Limited, challenged the impugned valuation ruling no 865/2016 dated 06/06/2016 enhanced the valuation of consignment of “motorcycles parts” at the rate of $0.16/piece instead of $ 0.013 to $ 0.019/piece. A two-member bench, comprising Justice Munib Akhtar and Justice Saeeduddin Nasir, was ... Read More »