SHC orders release of sewing needles consignment

KARACHI: A division bench of High Court of Sindh (SHC) comprising Justice Munib Akhtar and Justice Syed Saeed-uddin Nasir on Monday disposed of a constitutional petition filed by A One Sewing Machine Company which imported sewing needles from different origin from free port of UAE.

Adnan Motan advocate appearing for the petitioner submitted that the consignment was being delayed due to a controversy regarding valuation of customs duty and importer/petitioner is  being under burdened by demurrage and other charges while the appeal before the competent authority remains pending.

He referred to orders passed by the court in identical cases, The bench perusing the case file ordered the petitioner to submit differential amount with the Nazir of SHC. The bench also asked the respondent Custom officials to decide the case of the petitioner within two months. They were also asked to issue delay detention certificate in the favour of the importer.

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