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SHC dismisses petition filed by Al-Aziz Tyre Co seeking release of consignments

SHC dismisses petition filed by Al-Aziz Tyre Co seeking release of consignments

KARACHI: The Sindh High Court (SHC) has dismissed a petition as withdrawn filed by Al-Aziz Tyre Companyy, seeking release of its consignments of tyres and tubes seized by customs authorities. A two-member bench, comprising Justice Munib Akhtar and Justice Yousaf Ali Saeed, heard the constitutional petition.

During the hearing, counsel for the petitioner stated that petitioner does not wish to proceed the matter, therefore, the court dismissed it as withdrawn.

Earlier, counsel for the petitioner stated that he is engaged in the lawful business of import of assorted tyres in nine containers from China and fulfilling all the liabilities properly.

According to the counsel, petitioner imported consignments of tyres and tubes and filed goods declaration according with law, however, officials of the customs department seized the containers alleged that petitioner found in mis-declaration without shown lawful authorities.

Citing Chairman Federal Board of Revenue, Collector of Customs Collectorate Port Muhammad Bin Qasim as respondents, petitioner pleaded the court to declare the act of the customs authorities as illegal mala fide and arbitrary.

He also pleaded the court may direct them to release its consignments immediately and restrain them from taking any coercive action against the petitioner till final order of this petition.