KARACHI:- The Anti Smuggling squad of Pakistan Customs was directed to shift the seized plastic Dana from a private warehouse to a government warehouse.

The order was passed here Tuesday by a division bench of High Court of Sindh comprising Justice Sajjad Ali Shah and Justice Muhammad Junaid Ghaffar while hearing a constitution petition filed by Yaqoob Bin Ibrahim, owner of Kausar Ware House, SITE, and Karachi.

The petitioner maintained that on 6-10-2015, officials of the ASO entered the premises of the warehouse and inquired about goods/containers available. They later restrained the owner from removing the bags containing Plastic Moulding Compound commonly called Plastic dana.

The petitioner maintains that staff of ASO, Directorate of Intelligence and Investigations was told that goods available belong to different clients and GD’s were shown to them. The custom officials made an inventory of 14713 bags containing 367825 kilograms of plastic dana.

The petitioner maintains that custom officials are contemplating action against him and that he was being harassed.

Kashif Nazir Adovcate appearing for the respondent Custom officials said that no harassment was caused to the petitioner and in future too a restraint will be observed. However, storing the smuggled goods attracts action under customs act; he said adding that petitioner was asked to disclose the name of parties who kept the seized goods. The petitioner’s counsel said that he has just stored the goods against ware housing fee and if the goods have been seized then the same would be shifted from his warehouse to somewhere else saving him from losses.

As the counsel for customs was unable to defend the ban placed by ASO on movement of seized goods, the bench ordered the respondents to remove/shift the goods within 30 days.