KARACHI: The Sindh High Court (SHC) has directed the customs officials to file their respective para wise comments on a constitutional petition filed by M/s Khilgi Traders, challenging impugned Valuation Ruling No 863/ 2016, enhancing valuing on toilet soaps.
A two-member bench, comprising by Justice Munib Akhtar and Justice Omer Sial, was hearing the petition.
Earlier, the counsel for the petitioner stated that petitioner is engaged in the business of toilet soap and for this purposed imports toilet soap from various countries of the world.
According to the petitioner, however, the petitioner is serious aggrieved by the illegal and mala fide action of the Director of Valuation and Directorate General of Valuation which enhanced the value of toilet soap through 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 to declare the act of the customs officials as illegal, mala fide and arbitrary. Counsel for the petitioner also pleaded the court to set aside impugned valuation ruling.
On last date of hearing, court had issued notices to the customs officials and deputy attorney general of Pakistan and directing them to file their respective para wise comments on next date of hearing.