KARACHI: The Sindh High Court (SHC) connected all constitutional petitions over imposition of duty and taxes on another constitutional petition filed by M/s Light Centre against imposition of duty and taxes on consignment of LED Lights. A two-member bench also directed customs officials to file their respective comments on next date of hearing.
During the hearing, counsel for the petitioner stated that it is engaged in the lawful business of import of above mentioned goods according with law which is entitled under 5th Schedule of the Customs Act, 1969 and imported consignment of the above mentioned goods and filed Goods Declaration under availing exemption as entitled under 5th Schedule of the Customs Act, 1969.
Counsel further informed the court that however, officials of the model Customs Collectorate Appraisement who has not accepted the assessment made by the petitioners on the pretext that the petitioners’ 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 to declare the act of the respondents as illegal, mala fide and arbitrary. He also pleaded the court to declare that above mentioned goods are entitled under 5th Schedule of the customs laws.