KARACHI: An appellate bench of High Court of Sindh (SHC) comprising Justice Munib Akhtar and Justice Mrs Ashraf Jahan on Thursday ordered issuance of notices to the Collector Customs, Port Muhammad Bin Qasim and other respondents in a petition filed by Hawk International.

The bench earlier heard a lawyer from Franklin Law Associates representing the petitioner who challenged the demand raised by the department after a lapse of five years.

The petitioner imported vaccum cleaners, pots etc from China. The goods were assessed and released in year 2012 but now the department has come up with a demand of rupees 1.6 million.