KARACHI: The Sindh High Court (SHC) directed customs officials to produce vehicles before court on next date of hearing on different constitutional petition filed by citizen for release their imported vehicles which were seized by customs officials due to alleged its involvement in smuggling.
A two-member bench, headed by Justice Ashraf Jahan, was hearing the matters on September 07, 2018.
Counsel for citizen Hameed Ullah informed the court that he had purchased Toyota Crown car bearing registration number AGB-588 model 2007 after fulfilling all the legal formalities and paid all the duty and taxes; however, customs officials seized his car without lawful reasons.
During the hearing other counsels also argued that they also imported their cars after completing legal formalities, however, customs officials stopped them and snatch their vehicles.
Citing Secretary Ministry of Finance and Director of Intelligence and Investigation Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) as respondents, they pleaded the court to direct them to release their vehicles immediately and restrain them from taking any coercive action against them till final order in their petitions.