Indian Fabric Case : SHC seeks explanation from Pakistan Customs

Indian Fabric Case : SHC seeks explanation from Pakistan Customs

KARACHI: A division bench of High Court of Sindh (SHC) comprising Justice Munib Akhtar and Justice Arshad Hussain Khan ordered Collector Customs to submit an explanation that why the consignment in dispute was not moved to the Common Pool Fund. The bench was hearing a constitution petition filed by Horizon International which imported Grey Fabric from  Dubai and filed a GD claiming it to be of Chinese origin. The Customs disputed the origin and termed the consignment to be of Indian origin on the basis of data collection. The custom maintained that no company in China manufacture grey cloth. Earlier a lawyer representing law firm Franklin Law Associates representing the petitioner company maintained that order of the high court regarding shifting of the consignment to CPF bond. He said that so far demurrages worth rupees 12 Crore have been accumulated. He said that only a day before the date of hearing, Customs issued a letter for complying with the orders of the SHC. The bench expressed anger over defiance of its order passed on previous date  while seeking explanation deferred further proceedings till May 31.and asked a report that why consignment in dispute was not shifted to Common Pool Fund Bonded Ware House. The bench was hearing a constitution petition filed by Horizon International which imported Grey Fabric from Dubai. The bench also said that when apex court remanded back the case and when the allegation of Indian origin are not proved, the case must have been decided by the respondent Custom officials.
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