ISLAMABAD: Customs Appellate Tribunal Chairman Justice (r) Malik Manzoor Hussain on Tuesday reached the capital city and held hearing of several cases in division and single benches besides heading administrative affairs of tribunal.
According to tribunal officials, benches heard around a dozen cases filed by M/s Waseem Autos, M/s Nisar Traders, M/s Parts & Parts, M/s Chief Autos, M/s Aman Elahi, M/s Kohinoor Traders, M/s Saleem Silk Centre, M/s Five Star Trading, M/s Pakistan Royal Group and M/s Nayatel Private Limited, M/s Degicell & others, M/s Kohinoor Chemical, Mirza Muhammad Majid, M/s Fazal Razaq, M/s Fazal Ur Rehman and Gul Rehman & others.
The benches heard arguments and directed the counsels to finalize arguments tomorrow in majority cases. The chairman would stay in the capital for a week almost.
They also stated that around a dozen cases were included in pending cases list for hearing. The chairman would hear the included in upcoming visit to Islamabad for the first time, they added.
The chairman usually visits the tribunal headquarters in the capital city not later than 20 days. However, due to enhanced occupations at other stations, now he would visit the tribunal headquarters in coming month, said tribunal’s staffers.
The chairman had last month completed visit to office in Islamabad. He had headed tribunal’s proceedings for three days at Islamabad where he heard cases besides performing some of important administrative tasks.
The chairman had decided a number of cases during his stay at tribunal besides heading administrative matters. He had adjourned hearing on cases involving Collectorate of Customs and Directorate General of Intelligence and Investigations, Islamabad.
The appellants had filed cases against Directorate General of Investigation and Intelligence, Islamabad and Collectorate of Customs, Islamabad.