KARACHI: The judgment was reserved in four identical petitions pertaining to confiscation of construction vehicles.

The bench comprising Justice Munib Akhtar and Justice Omar Sial earlier heard Ms Dil Khurram Shaheen advocate, counsel for petitioner Ihsanullah, importer of construction vehicles.

The custom authorities maintains that the vehicles in dispute were imported in violation of Import Policy Order.

The same bench also issued notices to Custom officials for Sept 28 in a petition filed by an importer of tiles.

Appearing for the petitioner Nut Shell Company, Ms Dil Khurram Shaheen advocate submitted that under SRO 480, imports from Sri-Lanka are covered by SAFTA. She maintained that as per SRO, respondents cannot impose Regulatory Duty. The consignment is at port and petitioner is sustaining losses on daily basis, she contended.

The bench after hearing the counsel for petitioner side ordered issuance of notices to the respondent Pakistan Custom clearing collectorate for Sept 28.