KARACHI: The Sindh High Court (SHC) has issued notices to customs authorities and deputy attorney general on a constitutional petition filed by M/s Kinijhar International, seeking exemption on duty and taxes on consignments of LED bulbs etc as entitled under 5th Schedule of the Customs Act 1969.
During the hearing of petition, a two-member bench, headed by Justice Munib Akhtar, also directed them to file their respective comments on the next date of hearing.
Earlier, counsel for the petitioner stated that the petitioner is importer of LED bulbs etc and always fulfills all the liabilities properly.
He said that in routine, the petitioner imported consignment of LED bulbs 12 watt, 15 watt, 18 watt, 25 watt 40 watt and other related goods and filed goods declaration under availing exemption as entitled under 5th Schedule of the Customs Act, 1969.
He further informed the court that however, officials of the Customs Appraisement West who has not accepted the assessment made by the petitioner on the pretext that the petitioner’s goods are not entitled for relevant exemption as per assessment.
Citing Chairman Federal Board of Revenue, Collector of Customs Collectorte Appraisement West, the Engineering Development Board Alternate Energy Department Board as respondents, petitioner pleaded the court may declare that act of the respondents is illegal, mala fide and arbitrary.
He also pleaded the court may declare that above mentioned goods are entitled under 5th Schedule of the Customs Act 1969.