KARACHI: A division bench of High Court of Sindh (SHC) comprising Justice Munib Akhtar and Justice Yousuf Ali Saeed sought a compliance report from respondent Custom officials on Aug 02.
The bench was hearing a constitution petition filed by M/s Shazak Multinational and Ors, importers of toilet soap.
The bench earlier on a previous expressed disappointment and anger over delay in release of detained consignments after Hyder Shaikh advocate of Franklin Law Associates informed the bench that custom officials have not yet released the consignments despite order of the court.
The non-compliance of the order was in derogation of dicta laid down by the High Court as in dozens of constitutional petitions filed and decided earlier by SHC , such consignments were also ordered to be released.
Despite reference to identical cases and seeking similar treatment, custom officials were asked to release the consignments imported on the basis of Bill of Landing, they are engineering a delay, the counsel has submitted.
The bench asked that why consignments were not released despite a direction.
The bench warned the custom officials and asked them to submit a compliance report by Aug 02 or face contempt proceedings.