KARACHI: The Sindh High Court (SHC) has issued notices to the customs authorities and deputy attorney general on a constitutional petition filed by M/s Master Pipe Industries against fixation of extra duty on import item of hot rolled coils, cold rolled and galvanized coil of secondary quality imported from European countries and Taiwan.
While hearing the petition, a two-member bench, comprising Justice Munib Akhtar and Justice Omer Sial, also directed them to file their respective para wise comments on the next date of hearing.
Earlier, counsel for the petitioner submitted that the petitioner is importer and fulfills all the responsibilities according to the law. He said the petitioner regularly imports hot rolled coils, cold rolled and galvanized coil of secondary quality mostly from European countries and Taiwan.
He submitted that his client imported the above mentioned goods and filed a Goods Declaration, however, it is seriously aggrieved from act of the respondents who imposed extra duty on the same without lawful authorities and adopting legal manners.
Citing Chairman Federal Board of Revenue, Chief Collector of Customs Collectorate South, Collector of Customs Collectorate West, Collector of Model Customs Collectorate Port Muhammad Bin Qasim and Director General Valuation of Customs Valuation as respondents, the petitioner pleaded the court to declare the act of the respondents as illegal, mala fide and arbitrary. He also pleaded the court to restrain them from taking any coercive action against the petitioner till the final order in this petition. He further pleaded the court may restrain them from taking extra duty on its consignment.