Petition filed by Pak Suzuki partly heard after 18 years

KARACHI: A divisional bench of High Court of Sindh (SHC) comprising Justice Irfan Saadat Khan and Justice Zafar Ahmed Rajput on Friday partly heard a constitution petition 743/1998 and fixed April 5 for further hearing.

I.H Zaidi advocate appearing for the petitioner company Pak Suzuki Motors said that controversy is in respect of Completely Knocked Down (CKD kits) of various vehicles by the company which were then assembled at Karachi plant. He narrated facts of the case and told the different stages of litigation in the hierarchy of Pakistan Customs, before adjudicating authorities.

The bench during course of arguments made a number of queries and pointed out to the counsel that no prayer has been made, no order of the tribunal was impugned.

The bench dealing with the 18 year old case said that petition is not maintainable and that instead a custom appeal (now Special Customs Reference Appeal) must have been filed by the petitioner.

The bench later treating the petition as part heard after completion of arguments by the counsel for petitioner, fixed April 05 as next date of hearing when the counsel for Pakistan Customs has been directed to submit arguments.

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