SHC issues notice for Aug 10 in vehicle release case

KARACHI: A divisional bench of High Court of Sindh (SHC), comprising Justice Muhammad Iqbal Kalhoro and Justice Khadim Hussain Shaikhon Friday issued notices to the Collector Customs, Hyderabad and other respondents for August 10 in a petition filed by owner of an oil tanker.

Khuda Raham filing the petition through Zia-ul-Hasan advocate maintains that Customs Preventive, Hyderabad on 15-4-2015 detained his tanker which was carrying 8000 liter HSD on ground that diesel is of Iranian origin and smuggled one.

The petitioner maintained that Collector Customs and Special Customs Appellate Tribunal, both ruled in his favor and ordered release of the oil tanker but the respondent officials are denying the release. He sought implementation of orders of the appellate forums while submitting that oil tanker as sole source of his income.

The bench after hearing initial arguments by counsel Zia-ul-Hasan ordered issuance of notices to respondents for August 10.

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