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IHC adjourns hearing of tax matter filed by M/s Al Catel Lusent Pakistan Limited

IHC adjourns hearing of tax matter filed by M/s Al Catel Lusent Pakistan Limited

ISLAMABAD: A division bench of Islamabad High Court dated in office hearing of a tax matter filed by M/s Al Catel Lusent Pakistan Limited challenging a show cause notice issued by deputy commissioner Inland Revenue, Islamabad.

IHC bench, comprising Justice Athar Minallah and Justice Miangul Hassan Aurangzeb heard the matter filed in 2014. M/s Al Catel Lusent Pakistan Limited had filed case against LTU, Islamabad.

Appellate Tribunal Inland Revenue (ATIR), Federal Board of Revenue (FBR), officers of LTU including commissioner Inland Revenue, deputy commissioner Inland Revenue and commissioner Inland Revenue (Appeals) were made respondent in the case.

M/s Al Catel Lusent Pakistan Limited had filed the case seeking restrictions for LTU, Islamabad about recovering outstanding tax amount or making any other coercive move prior to court’s directions on the issue.

M/s Al Catel Lusent Pakistan Limited also stated that show cause notice mentioning outstanding tax amount was issued with mala-fide intentions. The appellant further prayed the court to bar LTU from taking coercive measure to recover the said amount.

M/s Al Catel Lusent Pakistan Limited submitted before the court that the impugned order was issued under mala fide intentions and had no legal standing or authority and the court may decide on relief which it deemed appropriate in this regard. It also stated that due legal course was not followed by the department in issuing the order.

M/s Al Catel Lusent Pakistan Limited had also mentioned that departmental obligations were not met amid processing the notice of recovery demand while later the adjudication did not addressed grievances of the appellant.

M/s Al Catel Lusent Pakistan Limited had also prayed the court to decide the case early as the appellant had to bear financial complications after the tax matter.