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TCS, Smart Zone multi-billion smuggling case hearing put off

TCS, Smart Zone multi-billion smuggling case hearing put off

ISLAMABAD: A special court headed by Customs Taxation and Anti-Smuggling Customs Judge Muhammad Ahmad Farooqi has postponed the hearing of the TCS and Smart Zone Company smuggling case as lawyers of the accused did not appear in the court.

As per details, TCS former CEO Saqib Hamdani, Manager Logistics Ghazanfar Gul and Smart Zone Company Owner Shakirullah asked the court for extension until next hearing to present their lawyers. It is important to mention here that all the accused were already enjoying provisional bail since the start of the case.

Sources told Customs Today that Customs Intelligence and Investigation has found both the companies guilty of smuggling crimes, however, now they are allegedly wasting the court time by asking extra time on each hearings.

Customs senior Investigation Officer Agha Sabir, Shahid Majeed and Gul Nawaz represented the customs in the court and requested to cancel the provisional bail provided to the culprits involved in billions of rupees smuggling, however, court summoned the accused with their lawyers on next hearing on September 22.