SHC orders release of consignment

SHC orders release of consignment

KARACHI: Justice Ali Ahmed Shaikh, senior most judge of High Court of Sindh ordered release of a consignments of perishable items pending hearing of a bail plea filed by petitioner/applicant Saleem Ahmed. Citing the Chairman FBR, Collector Customs MCC, Port Muhammad Bin qasim, Director Intelligence and Investigations, Custom Enforcement, the petitioner sought release of the Toiletries and General Goods including including Pudin Hara, Dettol Handwash, Loreal Hair Serum Face Cream. The counsel for petitioner submitted that the imported items were neither banned nor prohibited  and were duly/legally imported from India under a business deal with Dorsal Expoventure Private Limited, New Delhi and this fact was mentioned at every stage of import, hence the petitioner has not committed any illegality. The bench after hearing the counsel for petitioner as well as Masooda Siraj advocate, counsel for Pakistan Customs, PMBQ ordered release of the consignment on payment of  fine and penalty and subject to adjudication by the Custom authorities.
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