KARACHI: An appellate bench of High Court of Sindh (SHC) summoned Deputy Collector, Preventive to appear on May 29 in a petition filed by Jamal Apparel through Franklin Law Associates.

According to details, custom officer raided the factory of the petitioner company on ground that smuggled Indian fabric was stocked in the premises. The factory was sealed and the alleged grey fabric of Indian origin was seized.

The petitioner filed the petition challenging the action by the Pakistan Customs, Preventive.

The lawyers for the petitioner submitted that section 163 0f Pakistan Customs Act 1969 governs, regulate the conduct of the Deputy Collector regarding raid and seizure of the alleged grey fabric. The counsel submitted that superior court has settled the law and as per citations, the act of the custom officials is illegal and beyond jurisdiction.

The bench after hearing the sides ordered personal appearance of DC Preventive on May 29 at 11 a.m.