KARACHI: The Sindh High Court (SHC) directed customs department and deputy attorney general to file their para wise comments on a constitutional petition filed by M/s Global Trade Link, challenging impugned Valuation Ruling No 863/ 2016, enhancing valuing on toilet soaps. A two-member bench, headed by Justice Munib Akhtar was hearing the petition.
Earlier, counsel for the petitioner stated that petitioner is lawful engaged in the business of toilet soap and for this purposed imports toilet soap from various reputations around the world.
According to the petitioner, however, petitioner is serious aggrieved and prejudiced by the illegal and mala fide action of the Director of Valuation and Directorate General of Valuation Department who enhanced the valuing on toilet soap in respect of impugned Valuation Ruling 863/ 2016 dated 02/06/2016 which is compete ignorance of the factual and legal narrations.
Citing Secretary Revenue Division, Collector of Customs Appraisement East, Collector of Customs Appraisement West, Directorate of Valuation, the Directorate General of Valuation as respondents, he pleaded the court may declare that act of the customs officials in illegal, mala fide and arbitrary. Counsel for the petitioner also pleaded the court may set aside impugned valuation ruling.