SHC orders re-examination of the consignment by Committee

KARACHI: A division bench of High Court of Sindh (SHC) comprising Justice Munib Akhtar and Justice Yousuf Ali Saeed  ordered re-examination of a consignment which also included banned “Shisha Tobacco”.

The bench ordered that disputed part of the consignment be examined by an authorized committee of Pakistan Customs  in the presence of the petitioner side.

The bench earlier heard Ms Ismat Mehdi advocate, counsel for the importer who brought in “Gul Khand” made of rose petals and used in “paan” beetle leaf. She maintained that it was of UAE origin and was being imported regularly by the petitioner in recent past. The other items in the consignment are importable under the law, she submitted and conceded by the counsel for respondent Custom officers.

Kashif Nazeer advocate appearing for the respondents opposed the application for interim relief i.e provisional release of the consignment. He stated that an amendment has been made and now the item in dispute described as “Shisha tobacco” is now banned, not importable from any source.

The bench allowing the release of undisputed items in the consignment ordered re-examination of the disputed item by a Committee to be former under CGO. The bench seeking the examination report put of further proceedings till  March 01, 2017.

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