KARACHI: An appellate bench of High Court of Sindh (SHC) comprising Justice Irfan Saadat Khan and Justice Arshad  Hussain Khan on Tuesday fixed June 22 to hear a number of petitions including the leading petition filed by Messers Horizon International which imported three consignments of grey fabric.

Hyder Shaikh advocate, counsel for Horizon International today pointed out that the respondent Custom officials have failed to comply with the orders of the court for shifting the same to the CPF bonded ware house. He said that while Custom officials are saying that the consignment would be auctioned, then it became their responsibility to shift the consignments. The petitioner is already burdened by demurrage worth 12 crore rupees, he submitted seeking release of the consignment.

The counsel for Pakistan Customs lead by Principal Appraiser Law Ilyas Ahsan sought time. The bench allowed the request and fixed June 22 as next date of hearing with the direction to custom authorities to comply with the directives issued earlier.