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SHC calls comments from customs authorities on petition seeking release of plastic dana

SHC calls comments from customs authorities on petition seeking release of plastic dana

KARACHI: The Sindh High Court (SHC) has directed customs officials to file their para wise comments on a constitutional petition filed by Muhammad Sajid, seeking release of his consignment of poly polypropylene ham polymer (plastic dana) seized by customs officials. A two-member bench, headed by Justice Munib Akhtar, was hearing the petition.

Earlier, counsel for the petitioner stated that officials of the customs intelligence Sukkar seized foreign origin poly polypropylene ham polymer (plastic dana) from container/ trailer bearing registration number SDA-047 without lawful authority.

According to the petitioner, being aggrieved he moved the appellate tribunal against act of the customs department, which directed the officials to release the consignment of the petitioner. However, when he produced the order of the appellate tribunal before authorities concerned, they refused to release 850 bags of plastic dana.

Citing Secretary Ministry of Finance, Customs Appellate, Tribunal Tahir Director, Directorate General of Intelligence & Investigation-FBR, Mukhtar Ali Shaikh, Deputy Director, Directorate General of Intelligence & Investigation-FBR as respondents, he pleaded the court to declare the act of the respondents as illegal, mala fide and arbitrary.

Petitioner also pleaded the court may direct them to release of his consignment and restrain them from taking any coercive action against the petitioner.