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IHC seeks relevant record from parties on customs cases filed by M/s Lakson Tobacco

IHC seeks relevant record from parties on customs cases filed by M/s Lakson Tobacco

ISLAMABAD: The Islamabad High Court (IHC) has directed parties to submit record in customs cases filed by M/s Lakson Tobacco Corporation Limited against office of the Federal Board of Revenue (FBR).

A division bench of the IHC comprising Justice Athar Minallah and Justice Miangul Hassan Aurangzeb heard the case. During the previous hearing, the bench had relisted the case for hearing along with other cases. M/s Lakson Tobacco Corporation Limited had named additional collector customs in its petition against FBR.

Meanwhile, another bench dated in office the hearing of M/s Hasas Engineering and Construction Company (Private) Limited’s case. The appellant had challenged the act of recovery of the tax 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 (FED).

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.