ISLAMABAD: Hearing the cases on the last day of the week, the Islamabad High Court relisted the hearing on cases including dated in office hearing on M/s Halmore Power Generation’s tax matter after issuing directives to submit the record of the case.
M/s Halmore Power Generation had challenged a show cause notice issued by Additional Commissioner Inland Revenue Islamabad.
TheIHC Bench, comprising of Justice Mian Gul Hassan Aurangzeb, heard the matter.
M/s Halmore Power Generation had filed the case against the RTO Islamabad. Appellate Tribunal Inland Revenue (ATIR), Federal Board of Revenue (FBR), officers of RTO including Commissioner Inland Revenue, Deputy Commissioner Inland Revenue and Commissioner Inland Revenue (Appeals) were made respondents in the case.
M/s Halmore Power Generation had filed the case seeking restrictions on the RTO Islamabad about recovering of outstanding tax amount or making any other coercive move prior to court’s directions on the issue.
M/s Halmore Power Generation also stated that show cause notice, mentioning outstanding tax amount, was issued with mala fide intentions. The appellant further prayed the court bar RTO for taking coercive measure to recover the said amount.
M/s Halmore Power Generation 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 Halmore Power Generation had also mentioned that departmental obligations were not met amid processing the notice of recovery demand while later the adjudication did not redress the grievances of the appellant.
M/S Halmore Power Generation had also prayed the court to decide the case early as the appellant had to bear financial complications after the tax case.