KARACHI: An appellate bench of High Court of Sindh (SHC) comprising Justice Munib Akhtar and Justice Arshad Hussain Khan on Thursday deferred order on an application for interim relief till the concerned collectorate makes an appearance on notice.

The bench was hearing an application filed by petitioner company Raja Steel which imported a consignment of Prime Quality Steel sheets but their declaration was disputed by the Pakistan Customs, Appraisement, East.

The bench asked Principal Appraiser Law, Ilyas Ahsan to convey to the concerned collectorate about instant petition being heard by the bench.

The counsel for petitioner further submitted that the consignment is lying at the port since many months and port charges are multiplying day by day. He also submitted that Steel Committee formed by the Customs Department has re-examined the consignment on 9-5-2017 and some time will be taken before the recommendation/report is prepared by the committee so as an interim arrangement good be released against payment of custom duty beside security for the any additional amount.

The bench however deferred the order on the said application till  May 16.