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Customs Appellate Tribunal to resume hearing of cases from today

Customs Appellate Tribunal to resume hearing of cases from today

ISLAMABAD: Justice (r) Malik Manzoor Hussain will resume the hearing of customs references at the Customs Appellate Tribunal’s headquarters from Tuesday (today).

With one day’s delay in earlier issued schedule, the chairman would reach Islamabad by early Tuesday to head the tribunal’s proceedings for three days.

The chairman would stay and head the proceedings at the headquarters from Tuesday to Thursday. He would hear customs references in single and division benches.

It is pertinent to mention here that, during his stay at the tribunal, he would hear Ayyan Ali’s customs reference about which the Islamabad High Court had also issued directives to Ayyan and collector customs to take part in the proceedings.

Ayyan Ali’s counsel, Sardar Latif Khosa had filed the petition at Customs Appellate Tribunal, Islamabad, challenging decision of a lower customs court regarding confiscation of $500,000, seized while being allegedly smuggled by Ayyan Ali, and imposition of fine for trying to smuggle the money out of Pakistan.

Meanwhile, the chairman would also hear 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 Fazalur Rehman and Gul Rehman and others.

The appellants had filed cases against Directorate General of Investigation and Intelligence, Islamabad and Model Collectorate of Customs, Islamabad. Hearing of these cases was adjourned during last visit of chairman.

M/s Degicell & others and M/s Kohinoor Chemical filed cases against Model Collectorate of Customs, Islamabad.

Mirza Muhammad Majid, M/s Fazal Razaq, M/s Fazalur Rehman and Gul Rehman and others had made Directorate General of Investigation and Intelligence, Islamabad respondent in the cases.