IHC seeks record of customs cases filed by DG I&I against Malik Ajmal


The Islamabad High Court on Wednesday directed parties to submit related record while hearing customs matter involving Customs Appellate Tribunal and Collectorate of Customs, Islamabad.

IHC division bench, comprising Justice Athar Minallah and Justice Hassan Aurangzeb, heard the cases and issued directives.

The bench had also dated in office hearing of matters filed by DG Intelligence and Investigation against Malik Muhammad Ajmal Khan. M/s Comfort Sales Corporation had filed case against ATIR and customs department.

M/s Comfort Sales Corporation had challenged the act of recovery of said amount by Commissioner Inland Revenue of Large Taxpayer’s Unit, Islamabad.

ATIR was also made respondent in the case as the tribunal had sustained departmental decision regarding issuance of show-cause notice and demand of recovery of outstanding tax amount in head of federal excise duty.

M/s Comfort Sales Corporation had prayed the court that FBR office had issued a recovery notice to the company which did not hold lawful grounds.

The appellant had prayed the court to declare the act as illegal and without any lawful authority and an interim stay may be granted against recovery proceedings.

M/s Comfort Sales Corporation had also mentioned that departmental obligations were not met amid processing the notice of recovery demand while later the adjudication did not address grievances of the appellant.