SHC issues notice to defendant custom officials, DAG for April 28 in suit by Customs Clearing agent

KARACHI: Justice Nadeem Akhtar of High Court of Sindh (SHC) on Mondy hearing suit filed by Sharjeel Jamal of U-Trade Logistics restrained the Chief Collector Customs from taking any coercive action against the plaintiff  company till April 28.

The court while ordering issuance of notices to Chief Collector Customs, South, Chairman FBR, Deputy Attorney General for Pakistan and others also sought written statement in reply.

Barrister Farogh A Naseem appeared for the plaintiff and maintained that defendants have issued a show cause notice to the plaintiff for cancellation of his license. The counsel submitted that plaintiff has an old enmity with the custom officers and department as he exposed the corruption by the officers of the defendant Pakistan Customs, the biggest being the NATO container case in which he lodged a complaint and submitted proof to substantiate his allegation.

The SHC single judge hearing the matter in chambers while restraining the department/defendants from taking any coercive action against the plaintiff fixed April 28 as next date for hearing the suit.

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