KARACHI: The Sindh High Court (SHC) attached all the constitutional petitions on the imposition of duties and taxes to another constitutional petition filed by the Light Centre against the imposition of duties and taxes on a consignment of LED lights. The two-member bench also directed the customs officials to file their respective comments on the next date of hearing.
During the hearing, counsel for the petitioner stated that it is engaged in a lawful business of import of abovementioned goods according to the bylaws which is entitled under the 5th Schedule of the Customs Act-1969 and imported a consignment of abovementioned items and filed the Goods Declaration for availing the exemption as entitled under the 5th Schedule of the Customs Act-1969.
Counsel further informed the court that the officials of the model customs collectorate appraisement has not accepted the assessment made by the petitioner on the pretext that the petitioners’ goods are not entitled to relevant exemption as per assessment.
Citing Chairman Federal Board of Revenue, Collector of Customs Model Customs Collectorte Appraisement West, the Engineering Development Board Alternate Energy Department Board as respondents, petitioner pleaded the court to kindly declare that act of the respondent as illegal, mala fide and arbitrary. He also pleaded the court to kindly declare that abovementioned goods are entitled under the 5th Schedule of the Customs bylaws.