KARACHI: Sindh High Court has allowed a petition challenging sales tax.
A SHC appellate bench, comprising JusticeAqeel Ahmed Abbasi and Justice Zulfiqar Ahmed Khan, ordered the petitioner Jeewa International to deposit the amount of Sales Tax with the Nazir of the SHC.
An advocate from Franklin Law Associates appearing before the bench submitted that import of raw material (Iron) imperative for construction at the said plot. There was a sales tax exemption on import of raw iron, the counsel said seeking release of the consignment.
The bench later extended concession of provisional release, directing the custom officials to release the consignment once amount of sales tax is realized.
The same bench also allowed release of consignments of mobile phones and cosmetics in petition filed by Digicom Trading and Global Traders pertaining to Regulatory Duty (RD). The bench extended the concession as per its order of release if a petitioner pays 50 per cent of the disputed amount of RD with the Nazir and 50 per cent with the customs department.