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M/s Office World approaches SHC seeking release order of its consignment

M/s Office World approaches SHC seeking release order of its consignment

KARACHI: M/s Office World approached the Sindh High Court (SHC) and filed a constitutional petition seeking release order of its imported consignment of knitted pile, woven furnishing fabrics and others goods which was seized by customs officials due to disputed valuation.

On 8 April 2020, counsel for the petitioner stated in his constitutional petition that petitioner is engage and deals in furnishing fabrics of various kinds and use to import the commodity from worldwide resources since decades.

He submitted that during the course of business, petitioner has imported a consignment of knitted pile, woven furnishing fabrics and other kind of fabrics imported from China and filed goods declaration according with law.

He further argued that petitioner came to know that officials of the customs department are assessing his consignment under the garb of valuation ruling no 881/2016 and valuation has been enhanced without any reason and informed to the stakeholders.

Petitioner said that being aggrieved by the act of the respondents, petitioner has no other remedy but moving Sindh High Court, therefore, court may set aside impugned valuation ruling.

Citing chairman Federal Board of Revenue, collector of Customs Collectorate East, West and Port Muhammad Bin Qasim as respondents, petitioner pleaded the court to declare that act of the respondents is illegal, mala fide and arbitrary.

Petitioner further pleaded the court to set aside impugned valuation ruling and direct them to release his consignment immediately on provisional release and also restrain them from taking any coercive action against the petitioner till final order in this petition.

Petitioner also pleaded the court may also directed them to issue delay detention certificate due to the petitioner.