SHC decides identical petitions involving construction vehicles

KARACHI: An appellate bench of High Court of Sindh (SHC) yesterday allowed four identical petitions including one filed in 2013 (CP-D 3485 of 2013) filed by importer Haji Ehsanullah seeking release of construction vehicles including dumper truck, prime movers, lorries etc.

According to details the petitioners imported different consignments and in all 43 vehicles were detained at the Karachi port by Custom officials on ground that import of the said vehicles was banned under Import Policy Order 2013.

Ms Dil Khurram Shaheen advocate appearing for the petitioners/imported challenged the detention and prayed to the court that import of these 43 vehicles was legal and hence bound to be released/cleared.

Today the bench announcing the judgment reserved earlier allowed the petitions. The bench comprising Justice Munib Akhtar and Justice Mrs Ashraf Jahan ordered Pakistan Customs to release the vehicles while Nazir of the SHc was also ordered to release security deposited by the petitioners in lieu of custom duty, taxes etc.

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