KARACHI: The Sindh High Court (SHC) issued notices to the customs department and deputy attorney general on a constitutional petition filed by M/s Akthar Hussain & Co challenging Valuation Ruling Number 1206/2017 enhancement of valuation on import of door handles, thumb locks, entrance looks etc.
During hearing of the petition a two-member also directing them to file their para wise comments on next date of hearing.
During the hearing, counsel for the petitioner stated that it in engaged in the lawful business in the name and style of Night Latck/ rim lock and electric rim and being aggrieved by the Director General Directorate General of Customs valuation who assessing the imported consignment of above mentioned goods and demanded duty and taxes on the basis of valuation ruling no 1206/2017, which is already in court.
Citing Chairman Federal Board of Revenue, Chief Collector of Customs Collectorate, Director General Directorate General of Customs Valuation as respondents, he pleaded the court to declare that 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 final judgment in this petition.