KARACHI: The Sindh High Court (SHC) has directed customs authorities and petitioner to file their respective comments on a constitutional petition filed by Muhammad Sajid, seeking release of his consignment of poly polypropylene (plastic dana) seized by customs officials. A two-member bench heard the petition.
Earlier, counsel for the petitioner stated that he imported a consignment containing 850 bags of poly polypropylene (plastic dana) but the Customs Intelligence Sukkar detained it without lawful authority.
According to the petitioner, being aggrieved he filed an appeal before the appellate tribunal against the act of the Customs Department. The tribunal directed the customs officials to release the consignment but the authorities refused to comply with the release orders.
Citing Secretary Ministry of Finance, Customs Appellate, Tribunal Tahir Director, Directorate General of Intelligence & Investigation, Mukhtar Ali Shaikh, Deputy Director, Directorate General of Investigation & Intelligence-FBR as respondents, he pleaded the court to declare that the act of the respondents as illegal, mala fide and arbitrary.
Petitioner also pleaded the court to direct them to release his consignment and restrain them from taking any coercive action against the petitioner.