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SHC bars tax officials from taking action against Nishat Mills

KARACHI: The Sindh High Court (SHC) has directed the tax authorities not to initiate an action or adjudicate against Nishat Mills Limited without the permission of the court. The court ordered this on a constitutional petition filed the company, seeking exemption as entitled under 5th Schedule of the Customs Act, 1969 on its consignment of ” LED lamps and lights ... Read More »

SHC disposes of MOC Petroleum’s petition as ASO releases oil tanker

KARACHI: The Sindh High Court (SHC) on Friday disposed of a constitutional petition filed by M/s MOC Petroleum Products, seeking the release of its oil tanker and 5,000 liters of diesel seized by Customs Port Qasim’s Anti-Smuggling Organisation (ASO). A two-judge bench, comprising Justice Munib Akhter and Justice Anwar Hussain, was hearing the petition. During the hearing, counsel for the ... Read More »

Customs Court issues notices to customs, prosecution in turtles smuggling case

KARACHI: Customs Court Judge Syed Faiz Rasool issued notices to the special public prosecutor and investigation officer on bail applications filed by accused persons in a case of attempting to smuggle and illegal export of 508 black spotted turtles to Malaysia Accused persons Tauseef Ahmed Siddiqui owner of the M/s SARAS International and Abdul Hameed of M/s Al Hameed Enterprises ... Read More »

SHS directs tax authorities to release consignment of M/s Syscom International

KARACHI: The Sindh High Court (SHC) has directed the tax authorities to release the consignment of “commercial / miscellaneous goods “on subject to payment of entire differential amount by the petitioner in the shape of pay-order on a constitution petition filed by M/s Syscom International seeking release order of its consignment. A two-member bench, comprising Justice Munib Akhter and Justice ... Read More »

Customs Court extends physical remand of liquor smuggler

KARACHI: Customs Court Judge Syed Faiz Rasool Rashdi has extended the physical remand of a suspect, Muhammad Ayub Jaan, for six days in a case pertaining to the smuggling of 14,000 bottles and cans of liquor. During the hearing, Investigation Officer Akbar Ahmed submitted that the suspect was arrested and produced on August 26, 2016 before this court to get ... Read More »

Customs Court grants bail to accused involved in smuggling of Iranian diesel

KARACHI: Custom Court judge Faiz Rasool Rashdi  granted bail to suspects, Samad Khan and Allah Noor Suleman Khail, in a case of attempting to smuggle 5,000 liters Iranian origin high speed diesel. During the hearing, counsel for the suspects filed bail applications, stating that the applicants were innocent and were falsely implicated in this case, therefore, the court may grant ... Read More »

SHC to hear petition filed by M/s Abbasi Trading Company on September 8

KARACHI: The Sindh High Court (SHC) has granted urgency and fixed September 8, 2016 as the date of hearing of a constitutional petition filed by M/s Abbasi Trading Company against the valuation of consignment of PVC hollow wall panels at the rate of $1.20 per kg instead of $0.90 per kg. A two-member bench, comprising Justice Munib Akhter and Justice ... Read More »

Customs Court seeks complete challan of suspects involved in mobile phone smuggling

KARACHI: Customs Court Judge Syed Faiz Rasool Rashdi has directed the investigation officer to arrest and submit a challan of the suspects who are allegedly involved in the smuggling of mobile phones worth Rs 36.9 million. During the hearing, the investigation officer produced a copy of the first information report (FIR) in the court according to which a huge quantity ... Read More »

SHC adjourns hearing of case filed by Abdul Waheed till Sept 2

KARACHI: The Sindh High Court (SHC) sought comments from the tax authorities on a constitutional petition filed by Abdul Waheed for the release of his consignment of “cold rolled grain oriented secondary quality”. A two-member bench, comprising Justice Munib Akhter and Justice Anwar Hussain was hearing the petition. The petitioner challenged the valuation of his consignment on which the customs ... Read More »

SHC adjourns hearing regarding 60,000 litre smuggled Iranian HSD

KARACHI: The Sindh High Court (SHC) has adjourned the hearing of a petition filed by Khuda Raham seeking release order of his oil tanker with 60,000 litre of HSD. A two-member bench, comprising Justice Munib Akhter and Justice Anwar Hussain was hearing the petition. During the hearing, court was informed that reference application has been filed against the order of ... Read More »

Customs Courts seeks comments on bail pleas of diesel smugglers

KARACHI: Custom Court Judge Faiz Rasool Rashdi has directed the special public prosecutor to file comments on bail applications filed by Samad Khan and Allah Noor Suleman Khail in a case pertaining to the smuggling of 5,000 liters Iranian diesel. On Tuesday, the learned counsel for the both suspects filed applications for the bail stating that his clients were innocent ... Read More »

SHC issues notice to tax authorities on petition filed by M/s International Power Services

KARACHI: The Sindh High Court (SHC) has issued notices to the tax authorities and deputy attorney general on a constitutional petition filed by M/s International Power Services, seeking release of generators, engines and alternators seized by the Customs Intelligence. During the hearing of the petition, a two-member bench headed by Justice Munib Akhter directed the respondents to submit their respective ... Read More »

Customs Court approves judicial remand of accused involved in turtles smuggling

KARACHI: Customs Court Judge Syed Faiz Rasool Rashdi has sent suspect Tauseef Ahmed Siddiqui, owner of the M/s SARAS International, to Central Jail Karachi on a 14-day judicial remand in a case of attempting to smuggle 508 black spotted turtles to Malaysia. The suspect was arrested by officials of Intelligence and Investigation (Customs Enforcement) Karachi. During the hearing, investigation officer ... Read More »

SHC directs customs to release consignment of ‘mixture of fatty acid’

KARACHI: The Sindh High Court (SHC) directed the Customs Appraisement-West to release the consignment of “mixture of fatty acid” on payment of entire differential amount by the petitioner M/s Safayer Management Co in the shape of post-dated cheques. A two-member bench, comprising Justice Munib Akhter and Justice Anwar Hussain, was hearing the petition. During the hearing, Imran Iqbal counsel for ... Read More »

SHC adjourns hearing of Toyota Hilux surf jeep case until Sept 19   

KARACHI: A two-member bench of the Sindh High Court (SHC) comprising Justice Munib Akhter and Justice Anwar Hussain heard a constitutional petition filed by Abdul Hameed Shaikh, seeking release of his Toyota Hilux surf jeep from the Customs Department. The vehicle was seized by officials of the director general intelligence and investigation regional office Karachi. Raffat Hussain, the assistant director ... Read More »

Customs Courts issues warrants against absconders in Rs 272m smuggling case

KARACHI: Customs Court Judge Syed Faiz Rasool Rashdi has issued non-bailable warrant for an absconders named Faizan and Muhammad Imran in a case of attempting to smuggle contraband mobile phones, mobile chargers, auto parts, refrigerators etc worth Rs 272.45 million. During the hearing, accused Wahid Khan, who is released on bail granted by Sindh High Court (SHC) was present; however, ... Read More »

SHC issues notice to tax authorities on petition filed y M/s Faiz Cargo

KARACHI: The Sindh High Court (SHC) has issued notices to the tax authorities and deputy attorney general on a constitutional petition filed by M/s Faiz Cargo Limited, seeking release order of containers which were lying (blocked) at Muhammad Bin Qasim Port, Karachi. During the hearing of constitutional petition, a two-member bench, comprising Justice Munib Akhter and Justice Anwar Hussain, also ... Read More »

SHC to hear 65 cases of customs, income tax today   

KARACHI: The Sindh High Court (SHC) on Monday (today) will take up more than 65 cases related to custom and income tax. According to roster, a two-member bench, comprising Justice Aqeel Ahmed Abbasi and Justice Abdul malik Gaddi will hear customs and income tax related cases including those which were filed by FACO Industries, Kashif Electronics & others, Extreme Defence ... Read More »

SHC adjourns hearing of air conditioners smuggling case for Sept 1

KARACHI: Dr Sadia Sadaf, the deputy director of Intelligence and Investigation, disclosed before the Sindh High Court (SHC ) that 220 units of Mitsubishi Air Conditioners (indoor & outdoor units) were smuggled and the petitioner has produced irrelevant import documents to give legal cover to the said smuggled air conditioners. A two-member bench, comprising Justice Munib Akhter and Justice Anwar ... Read More »

SHC directs tax authorities to file comments on petition filed by M/s Siddiq Sons

KARACHI: The Sindh High Court (SHC) has directed tax authorities to file para wise comments on a constitutional petition filed by Siddiq Sons Tin Plate Limited against impugned demand notice of Rs 23.488 million in the respect of duty and taxes. The court also directed both parties to maintained status quo till the next date of hearing. A two-member bench, ... Read More »