SHC to hear imported vehicles case on March 26

KARACHI: An appellate bench of High Court of Sindh (SHC) on Thursday fixed March 26 to hear two identical petitions seeking release of used vehicles imported in violation of import policy.

According to details Khuda-e-Dost and Rehmatullah filed the separate but identical petitions seeking release of a Pajero jeep and a Daishatsu Mira car. The vehicles were detained by the Pakistan Customs on ground that these were older than three years as permitted by the import policy order.

Ms Dil Khurram Saheen advocate appearing for the petitioners relied on a judgment by a division bench of SHC which was subsequently held by the Supreme Court of Pakistan, giving an opportunity to the importers of vehicles. She submitted that petitioner are willing to pay surcharge also besides already deposited custom duty.

The bench allowing the Pakistan Customs to go through the citation as well as considering release of vehicles, fixed March 26 for final hearing.

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