KARACHI: The Sindh High Court (SHC) issued notices to the customs department and deputy attorney general directing them to file their para wise comments on a petition filed by M/s Orient Energy Systems Private Limited against imposition of super tax on power generation equipment, compressors, earth moving equipment and chilling plants and other goods.
On October 11, 2018, a two-member bench, headed by Justice Aqeel Ahmed Abbasi was hearing the matter.
During the hearing, counsel for the importer stated in its constitutional petition that petitioner is a private limited company and principally engaged in a business of sales, services and rental of power generation equipment, compressors, earth moving equipment and chilling plants including supply of related spare parts and having its head office at Karachi.
He submitted that petitioner is seriously aggrieved by the action of the respondents, who imposed the super tax of petitioner’s import items which are not liable to impose such taxes.
Citing Secretary Ministry of Law, Secretary Revenue Division, commissioner Inland Revenue Zone-IV, Large Taxpayer Unit LTU, Deputy CIR Unit-III Zone-IV as respondents, importer pleaded the court to declare that imposition of super tax as illegal, without lawful authority and of no legal effect and cost of this petition may graciously be awarded to the petitioner and any other relief, which this court deems fit may also be granted to the petitioner.