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SHC seeks reply on petition filed by M/s Zargham Haider Construction (Pvt) Ltd

SHC seeks reply on petition filed by M/s Zargham Haider Construction (Pvt) Ltd

KARACHI: The Sindh High Court (SHC) issued notices to the customs officials and deputy attorney general on a petition filed by M/s Zargham Haider Construction Private Limited for the release of its consignment of used road finisher (paver) 1704 in dismantled condition.

While the hearing of petition, a two-member bench, headed by Justice Aqeel Ahmed Abbasi also directed them to file their para wise comments on next date of hearing.

Order came on September 22, 2018, according to which, counsel for the petitioner stated that petitioner is engaged in the lawful business of construction and engineering works and imported used road finisher (paver) 1704 in dismantled condition and filed Goods Declaration (GD) according with law.

Counsel argued that when he was approached for release of its consignment, he was informed by customs officials that his consignment was seized due to violation of import policy and was issued a show-cause notice.

Citing Secretary Revenue Division, Collector of Customs Collectorate Appraisement East and others as respondents, he pleaded the court to declare that act of the respondents as illegal, mala fide and restrain them from taking any adverse action against the petitioner. He also pleaded the court to release his consignment.