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SHC seek remarks from tax authorities on petitions seeking release of 10 wheeler trucks

KARACHI: The Sindh High Court (SHC) has issued notices to the Collector of Customs Hyderabad on two constitutional petitions filed by Hazoor Bakhsh and Muhammad Usman, seeking release of their 10 wheeler trucks which were seized by custom authorities during their attempt to smuggle Iranian Oil. During the hearing of the petitions, a two-member bench, comprising Justice Munib Akhtar and ... Read More »

SHC directs tax authorities to file comments on petition filed by M/s Wings Security

KARACHI: The Sindh High Court (SHC) has directed the tax authorities to file para-wise comments on a constitutional petition filed by M/s Wings Security (Pvt) Limited seeking exemption from the income tax certificate. A two-member bench, comprising Justice Munib Akhtar and Justice Muhammad Humayun Khan, was hearing the petition. During the hearing, counsel for the respondents/ Custom Department sought time. ... Read More »

Custom Court grants bail to alleged vehicle’s smuggler

KARACHI: Customs Court Judge Syed Faiz Rasool Rashdi granted has pre-arrest bail to Aslam Pervaiz Rahpoto who is allegedly involved in smuggling of non-duty paid Toyota Land Cruiser Prado Jeep. During the hearing, counsel for the accused submitted that his client is innocent and has been falsely implicated in this case; therefore, the court may grant him bail. After hearing ... Read More »

SHC adjourns hearing of constitutional petition filed by M/s Multi Tech

KARACHI: The Sindh High Court (SHC) has adjourned the hearing of a constitutional petition filed by M/s  Multi Tech, seeking issuance of delay and detention certificate in accordance with section 14 A (2) read with SRO 82 (1) / 2008 dated January 23, 2008 on its consignments of perfumes, eye makeup, skin care lip makeup and other cosmetic products. A ... Read More »

Custom Court summons prosecution witnesses in mis-declaration case

KARACHI: Custom Court Judge Syed Faiz Rasool Rashdi has summoned the prosecution witnesses in a case of mis-declaration and loss to the government exchequer to the tune of Rs 69.2 million. During the hearing, accused Syed Kashif Hussain appeared on bail. The court issued summoned the prosecution witnesses through investigation officer and adjourned the hearing for another date. According to ... Read More »

SHC seeks customs comments on Fareed Engineering’s petition

KARACHI: The Sindh High Court (SHC) directed the tax authorities to file para-wise comments on a petition filed by M/s Fareed Engineering Works against increasing duty and taxes on a consignment of “overhead cranes and its accessories”. A two-member bench headed by Justice Munib Akhtar was heard the petition. During the hearing, Sohail Muzaffar Advocate filed power of attorney on ... Read More »

Import of dry copra, related items completely prohibited, SHC told

KARACHI: The customs officials have informed the Sindh High Court (SHC) that dry copra and related items are completely prohibited under rules 21 of Pakistan Plant Quarantine Rule 1967 read with section 3 of Pakistan Plant Quarantine Act, 1976 due to possible risk of contagious diseases. Therefore, the court may dismiss the petition in the best interest of the nation. ... Read More »

SHC seeks comments from tax authorities on petition filed by M/s Alick International

KARACHI: The Sindh High Court (SHC) has directed the tax authorities to file para-wise comments on a constitutional petition filed by M/s Alick International against the impugned show cause notice issued by the custom authorities, threatening the petitioner of coercive action. A two-member bench comprising Justice Munib Akhtar and Justice Saeeduddin Nasir was hearing the constitutional petition. During the hearing, ... Read More »

Custom Court approves judicial remand of accused involved in smuggling of diesel

KARACHI: The Special Court of Customs Taxation and Anti-Smuggling has sent eight suspects to jail on judicial remand who were allegedly involved in smuggling of 26,500 liter diesel through wooden boat. During the hearing of the case, Investigation Officer Ejaz Ali Jokhio produced the suspects, Muhammad Naeem , Ameer Shad, Muhammad Ghani, Zakir Hussain, Zahoorul Haq, Shah Khalid, Muhammad Yousaf ... Read More »

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 »