SHC to hear construction vehicles case on May 31

KARACHI: An appellate bench of High Court of Sindh (SHC) comprising Justice Munib Akhtar and Justice Arshad Hussain Khan on Wednesday fixed May 31 to hear a constitution petition and five connected Special Customs Reference Applications (SCRAs).

The petition was filed by Rising Sun Construction company while connected SCRA’s were filed by Collector Customs. When the petition and SCRA’s cameup for hearing counsel for petitioner said that her client is suffering from increasing demurrage. She submitted that  tribunal has ruled in favor of the petitioner and custom officials are not implementing the order of the  special customs appellate tribunal.

She also said that no stay order was granted by the court in any SCRA. She also submitted a copy of a recent judgment by the Supreme Court of Pakistan.

Asim Mansoor Khan, Additional Attorney General Pakistan appearing for the state submitted that judgment relied upon by the petitioner side was an un-reported judgment. He also submitted that a copy of the judgment be given to him so that he could assist the court properly.

The bench allowing the request asked the counsel for petitioner to provide a copy of the judgment relied upon to the DAG and fixed May 31 to hear the case pertaining to construction lorries.

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