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SHC seeks comments on petition challenging VR No 1146/2017

SHC seeks comments on petition challenging VR No 1146/2017

KARACHI: The Sindh High Court (SHC) has issued notices to the Customs Department and deputy attorney general to file their respective para wise comments on a constitutional petition filed by M/s Berger Paints Pak (Private) Limited.

The company had challenged Valuation Ruling No 1146/2017 dated May 3, 2017, enhancing valuation of consignments of raw material for paint phenolic resin, polyurethane resin and melamine resin imported by the petitioner. A two-member bench, headed by Justice Munib Akhtar, heard the matter.

Earlier, counsel for the petitioner stated that it is engaged in the lawful imported of raw material for paint phenolic resin, polyurethane resin and melamine resin and always fulfills all the legal formalities according to law. However, it is seriously aggrieved by the actions of the respondents, assessing the imported material on the bases of impugned valuation ruling no 1146/2017 dated May 03, 2017.

Citing Chairman Federal Board of Revenue, Collector of Customs Collectorate South, Collector of Customs Collectorate East and Director General of Valuation as respondents, petitioner pleaded the court to declare that action of the respondents as illegal, mala fide and arbitrary.

He also pleaded the court may direct them to release its consignments immediately and restrain them from taking any coercive action against the petitioner.