KARACHI: The Sindh High Court (SHC) has issued notices to tax authorities and deputy attorney general on a constitutional petition filed by Khurram Shahzad, proprietor of M/s Diamond Fabrics, seeking release of his consignment of yarns and fabrics seized by the Customs Department. A two-member bench, headed by Justice Munib Akhtar, heard the petition.
During the hearing, counsel for the petitioner stated that the petitioner is an exporter of textile fabrics and imported a consignment of yarns and fabrics and filed goods declaration (GDs) for clearance according to the law. However, a show cause notice was served onthe petitioner and his consignment was seized by the customs authorities without any lawful reason.
Being aggrieved, it moved the concerned appellate forum, which directed the customs officials for release of his consignments, however, officials of the customs department are not following any order.
Citing Secretary Revenue Division and Director Customs Enforcement Directorate General of Intelligence and Investigation-FBR Karachi as respondents, he pleaded the court to direct the respondents to release his consignment immediately.