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IHC reserves verdict on customs reference filed by Collectorate of Customs

IHC reserves verdict on customs reference filed by Collectorate of Customs

ISLAMABAD: The Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Monday reserved a decision on customs reference filed by Model Collectorate of Customs, Islamabad

A division bench of the IHC comprising Justice Shaukat Aziz Siddiqui and Justice Mohsin Akhtar Kayani heard the case. The bench reserved the decision after hearing the matter for several times. During last hearing, the bench had directed the counsels to submit the related record.

MCC had filed this case against M/s Al Haj Enterprises. The bench had earlier directed the counsels to submit related record prior to next date of hearing. This case was pending with the court since 2013.

The same bench also issued fresh notices to parties regarding assisting court on the matter of M/s Hasas Engineering and Construction Company Private Limited.

The appellant had challenged the act of recovery of said amount by Commissioner Inland Revenue of Large Taxpayer’s Unit, Islamabad.

ATIR was also made respondent in the case as the tribunal had sustained departmental decision regarding issuance of show cause notice and demand of recovery of outstanding tax amount in head of federal excise duty.

M/s Hasas Engineering and Construction Company Private Limited had prayed the court that FBR office had issued a recovery notice to the company which did not hold lawful grounds.

The appellant had prayed the court to declare the act as illegal and without any lawful authority and an interim stay may be granted against recovery proceedings.

M/s Hasas Engineering and Construction Company Private Limited had also mentioned that departmental obligations were not met amid processing the notice of recovery demand while later the adjudication did not address grievances of the appellant.