SHC summons Deputy Collector in Asphalt Paver case

KARACHI: An appellate bench of High Court of Sindh (SHC) comprising Justice Munib Akhtar and Justice Mrs Ashraf Jahan on Wednesday ordered a Deputy Collector Customs to appear in person and produce the letter from the collectorate to Ministry of Commerce.

The bench was hearing a petition filed by Sachal Construction Company who imported Asphalt Paver machine.

Ms Dil Khurram Shaheen advocate appearing for the petitioner company pointed out that on one hand Customs department sought clarification from the Ministry of Commerce while on another hand they said it was banned under Import Policy Order. She contended that petitioner is a construction company and therefore import was legal.

The bench after hearing the counsel for petitioner ordered the Deputy Collector concerned to appear before it on Jan 24.

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