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Judge Faiz Rasool approves bail of accused against surety bonds of Rs 2m

KARACHI: Custom Court Judge Faiz Rasool Rashdi has granted a suspect, Ali Qureshi, bail against the surety bonds of Rs 2 million. Qureshi is facing drug smuggling charges. Earlier, the Sindh High Court ( SHC ) had directed Customs Court to decide the bail application of the accused. The counsel for the applicant had submitted before the SHC that the ... Read More »

SHC adjourns hearing of plea filed by M/s Kolachi Food until June 1

KARACHI: The Sindh High Court (SHC) on Tuesday directed the petitioner to submit a rejoinder in the next hearing of a petition filed by Kolachi Food, challenging the raid of the officials of the Commissioner IR and others at its restaurant. A division bench of the SHC comprising Justice Munib Akhter and Justice Abdul Malik Gaddi heard the petition of the ... Read More »

SHC moved against Customs Tribunal’s verdict in tax evasion case of Rs 441.65 million

KARACHI: The Directorate General of Customs Intelligence and Investigation (Enforcement) has approached the Sindh High Court (SHC), challenging the verdict of the Customs Appellate Tribunal in a mis-declaration and evading of duty/taxes amounting to Rs 441.65 million case. The applicant stated that M/S PTCL, Islamabad having a “Turn Key ” project contract with foreign manufacturers/suppliers M/s Huawei International (Private) Limited, ... Read More »

SHC benches will hear 65 customs cases today

KARACHI: The Sindh High Court (SHC) will take up more than 65 custom cases filed by different companies on Tuesday (today). According to the roster bench No 1, headed by Chief Justice Sajjad Ali Shah, will hear more than seven customs cases including those which were filed by Pak Turk Enterprises (Private ) Limited, M/s Lasani Flour Mills and others. ... Read More »

SHC adjourns 54 cases due to SHCBA former President ZK Jato’s demise

KARACHI: The Sindh High Court (SHC) on Monday could not take up 54 custom cases owing to death of a senior lawyer and SHC Bar Association (SHCBA) former President ZK Jato. The cases filed by Stara Chemicals Limited, M/s Unique Plastic Works, M/s Classic Denim Mills (Private) Limited, M/s Fatah Motors Limited and others were scheduled for the day. The ... Read More »

SHC directs customs to release plant machinery after acceptance of bank guarantee

KARACHI: The Sindh High Court (SHC) has directed the collector appraisment to release the goods/plant and machinery through accepting the bank guarantee of the amount of withholding tax involved in the matter. A two-member bench, headed by Justice Irfan Sadat Khan, was hearing a petition filed by M/s Tri Star Industries (Private) Limited, seeking exemption from withholding tax on import ... Read More »

SHC issues notice to tax authorities on plea filed by M/s Saao Capital

KARACHI: The Sindh High Court (SHC) has issued notices to the secretary Ministry of Finance, chairman FBR, deputy commissioner Inland Revenue  Unit – 5, Commissioner Inland Revenue Appeals -III, chairman Sindh Revenue Board and deputy attorney general, directing them to file their respective comments on a petition filed by M/s Saao Capital (Private) Limited against demand notice of Rs 2,261,330 ... Read More »

SHC bars tax authorities from taking action against M/s Younus Textile Mills

KARACHI: The Sindh High Court (SHC) has directed tax authorities not to take any coercive action against M/s Younus Textile Mills (Private) Limited for the recovery of impugned demand relating to Workers Welfare Fund (WWF) until the next hearing. A division SHC bench, comprising Justice Munib Akhter and Justice Abdul Malik Gaddi, was hearing a petition filed by  M/s Yonus ... Read More »

SHC disposes of Muzammil Enterprises’ petition against suspension of sales tax registration

KARACHI: The Sindh High Court (SHC) has disposed of a petition filed by M/s Muzammil Enterprises against suspending his sales tax registration on not filing the sales tax returns for 58 months, as the petitioner did not want to pursue the case further. During the hearing, counsel for the petitioner submitted that grievance of the petitioner has been resolved and ... Read More »

SHC to hear petition filed by M/s AS Paper on May 10

KARACHI: Sindh High Court (SHC) has sought comments from law officer of the tax authorities on a petition filed by M/s AS Paper Products (Private ) Limited against suspension of its sales tax registration. A two-member bench, comprising Justice Munib Akhter and Justice Abdul Malik Gaddi, heard the petition. During the hearing, the counsel for the respondents department filed power ... Read More »

SHC directs Customs Court to decide bail plea of suspect as per law

KARACHI: The Sindh High Court (SHC) has directed the Customs Court to decide the bail application of Ali Qureshi, who is facing charges of smuggling narcotics in accordance with the law While hearing an application of the suspect, a two-member bench, headed by Chief Justice Sajjad Ali Shah, also declined the request for the transfer of the case to another ... Read More »

SHC seeks customs reply on petition seeking tax exemption

KARACHI: The Sindh High Court (SHC) has sought comments from the tax authorities on a petition filed by M/S International Industries (Private) Limited and M/S International Steel (Private) Limited, seeking exemption of customs duty and sales tax on its consignment of hot rolled coils, cold rolled coils, galvanized sheets and welded pipes /tubes. A two-member bench, comprising Justice Munib Akhter ... Read More »

SHC seeks remarks from tax authorities on plea filed by Javed Akhtar

KARACHI: The Sindh High Court (SHC) has sought para wise comments from tax authorities on a petition filed by Javaid Akhter against demand notice of tax liability of around Rs 13 million for the tax year 2009. While hearing the petition, a two-member bench, comprising Justice Munib Akhter and Justice Abdul Malik Gaddi, also continued the interim order, in which ... Read More »

Customs Court adjourns hearing of 20 cases

KARACHI: The Special Court of Customs, Taxation and Anti-Smuggling on Thursday postponed the hearing of 20 cases as the Special Judge of Customs Court Syed Faiz Rasool Rashdi was on leave. Sources said that the judge was on leave due to which 20 fixed cases were not taken up. Out of these 20 cases, four cases were fixed for confirmation ... Read More »

SHC extends interim order against recovery of Rs 16.7m from CDGK

KARACHI: The Sindh High Court (SHC) continued the interim order, staying the Federal Board of Revenue from recovery of Rs 16.748 million from the City District Government Karachi (CDGK) till next date of hearing. A two-member bench, comprising Justice Munib Akhter and justice Abdul Malik Gaddi, was hearing the petition filed by CDGK against the impugned demand notice of Rs ... Read More »

Ayyan’s contempt petition against Interior Ministry adjourned

KARACHI: Model Ayyan Ali has to wait further for going abroad, as the Sindh High Court (SHC) on Wednesday adjourned her contempt petition against the Ministry of Interior for not removing her name from exit control list (ECL) despite the court’s order. In Wednesday’s hearing, Ayyan’s counsel Latif Khosa stated that placing his client’s name in ECL was illegal. He ... Read More »

Customs Court rejects bail plea of suspect in fabric’s mis-declaration case

KARACHI: Special Court of Customs Taxation and Anti-Smuggling Judge Syed Faiz Rasool Rashdi has rejected the bail application of Mohammed Shakil, owner of M/S Talha Trading Co, in a case of mis-declaration. During the hearing, learned special prosecutor for the state opposed bail application on the grounds that the applicant was legal owner of the importing firm, M / S ... Read More »

Customs directed to release consignment of M/S A-One on duty/taxes’ payment

KARACHI: The Sindh High Court (SHC) directed the customs authorities to release the consignment of orange brand industrial sewing machine’s needles etc upon payment of all duties and taxes. The SHC division bench, headed by Chief Justice Sajjad Ali Shah, was hearing the petition filed by M/S A-One Sewing Machine. The court directed the customs authorities to release the consignment ... Read More »

SHC disposes of petition filed by M/s SS Package and Garments Factory

KARACHI: The Sindh High Court (SHC) disposed of a constitution petition filed by M/s. SS Package and Garment Factory against suspension of its sales tax registration. A two-member bench, comprising Justice Munib Akhter and Justice Abdul Malik Gaddi, heard the petition. During the hearing, the counsel for the petitioner informed the court that grievances of the petitioner having been resolved ... Read More »

SHC to hear petition of M/s Fuji Film Pakistan on May 9

KARACHI: The Sindh High Court (SHC) fixed May 9 as the date of hearing of a petition filed by M/s Fuji Film Pakistan (Private) Limited against impugned demand notice of Rs 1,681,737 in respect of  Workers Welfare Fund  (WWF) for the tax year 2013. A two-member bench, comprising Justice Munib Akhter and Justice Abdul Malik Gaddi heard the petition. During ... Read More »