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Customs Court adjourns hearing of bail petition filed by suspect involved in arms smuggling case

KARACHI: Naeem Sajid, who was arrested in many cases of Safoora tragedy, filed his bail application before the Customs Taxation and Anti-Smuggling Court in a case of attempting to smuggle illegal arms. Customs Court judge Syed Faiz Rasool Rashdi issued notices to special prosecutor customs and prosecution on the bail application. During the hearing, Sajid was produced from Central Jail ... Read More »

M/s Quality Stell Re-Rolling Mills challenges tax notice in SHC

KARACHI: M/s Quality Steel Re-Rolling Mills has approached the Sindh High Court (SHC), challenging 17 percent sales tax along with 5 percent extra tax imposed by M/s Sui Southern Gas Company for gas consumption. The counsel for the petitioner stated that it is paying sales tax at the rate of Rs 9/per unit of electricity consumption along with monthly electricity ... Read More »

SHC will hear 95 cases related to customs and income tax today

KARACHI: The Sindh High Court (SHC) on Monday (today) will take up more than 95 cases related to customs and income tax. According to the roster, a division bench, headed by Justice Irfan Saadat Khan and Justice Muhammad Humayon Khan will hear customs and income tax related cases including those which were filed by Additional Director DGI&I-FBR Khi vs M/s. ... Read More »

Custom Court seeks final challan in mis-declaration case

KARACHI: Custom Court Judge Syed Faiz Rasool Rashdi has directed the investigation officer to submit final challan of a case against Noman Rauf and Sahira Jahngir, who are allegedly involved in a case of mis-declaration. During the hearing, accused Noman Rauf, import manager of M/s AMI Pakistan (Pvt) Ltd and Sahira Jahanir, assistant import manager of M/ AMI Pakistan were ... Read More »

SHC disposes of the petition filed by M/s International Power Services

  KARACHI: The Sindh High Court (SHC) disposed of a constitutional petition filed by M/s International Power Services, seeking release of its generators, engines and alternators seized by customs intelligence.   A two-member bench, comprising Justice Munib Akhter and Justice Muhammad Humayun Khan heard the matter. During the hearing, Additional Director Farrukh Sjjad confirmed that the entire impugned proceedings have ... Read More »

Custom Court confirms Hashim Raza’s bail in mis-declaration case

KARACHI: Custom Taxation and Anti-Smuggling Court Judge Syed Faiz Rasool Rashdi has confirmed the bail of a suspect, Hashim Raza son of Muhammad Arshad, and fixed the date of hearing to frame charges against him. The suspect was arrested in a case of mis-declaration. During the hearing, counsel for the accused Zain A Jatoi advocate and Ashiq Ali Anwar Rana, ... Read More »

SHC bars KMC from taking any coercive action against Sui Southern Gas Company

KARACHI: The Sindh High Court (SHC) has restrained the Karachi Metropolitan Corporation (KMC) from taking any coercive action against Sui Southern Gas Company over the latter’s failure to pay municipal utility charges and tax of Rs 151 million. A division bench headed by Justice Nadeem Akhtar issued notice to the Tax Department to submit its response to the petition until ... Read More »

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 »