ISLAMABAD: Customs Appellate Tribunal relisted a complaint against seizure of around dozens of mobile phones and issued notices to the parties.
Tribunal’s member, Ziauddin Wazir and Nasir Khan, heard the matter challenging decision of a single bench before the division bench of the tribunal.
The appellant, through the case, had challenged the decision in which tribunal had ordered to maintain seizure of mobile phones by the customs authorities at old airport i.e. Benazir Bhutto International Airport, Islamabad.
That time, Customs Appellate Tribunal’s single bench comprising of Member Technical Muhammad Nasir Khan heard the petition challenging Collectorate of Islamabad’s decision of mobile phones confiscation.
The tribunal had then dismissed the matter and upheld MCC’s decision regarding confiscation of mobile phones worth Rs6 million.
The petitioner had brought the mobiles into Pakistan through airport which MCC had declared illegal and in violation of regulations adopted for carrying mobiles phone in luggage.
The MCC authorities had confiscated the mobile phones at the airport and subsequently decided not to release them as the petitioner had violated the rules while returning to Pakistan. He had claimed that he carried 170 mobile phones as gifts for his friends and family members.