KARACHI: An appellate bench of High Court of Sindh (SHC) on Monday adjourned  hearing of two identical petitions seeking  release of two oil tankers.

According to details, Anti- Smuggling Organization (ASO), Preventive,  Pakistan Customs  detained two oil tankers on ground that smuggled Iranian diesel was being carried to up country. ASO detained the vehicles. The owner of the tankers maintained that the diesel was Pakistani origin and purchased from Hascol.

Hyder Shaikh advocate, counsel for respondent ASO submitted that lab test show that HSD confiscated was of Iranian origin and vehicles carrying the smuggled items were also detained lawfully. The bench however due to paucity of time and non-availability of the counsel for respondent fixed July 24 as next date of the hearing.