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

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

ISLAMABAD: A division bench of the Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Monday adjourned the 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.

A division bench of the IHC comprising Justice Athar Minallah and Justice Miangul Hassan Aurangzeb heard the case pending with the courts since 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 respondents in the case.

M/s Al Catel Lusent Pakistan Limited had filed the case, seeking restrictions for the LTU, Islamabad from recovering outstanding tax amount or making any coercive move prior to the 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 intention. The appellant further prayed the court bar LTU from taking coercive measure to recover the said amount.

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 case.