KARACHI: An appellate bench of High Court of Sindh (SHC) comprising Justice Munib Akhtar and Justice Mrs Ashraf Jahan allowed two Special Customs Reference Applications (SCRA’s) filed by Oil & Gas Private Limited.

The petitioner challenged the detention of oil tankers by Anti Smuggling Organisation (ASO) which maintained that flash point of oil imported legally is above 60 while of smuggled is lower than that.

The bench during hearing pointed out that as per new notification of the ministry concerned, the flash point determined at 54 and hence detaining the same is illegal. The bench with above observation allowed the SCRA’s in which petitioners were represented by Franklin Law Associates.