KARACHI: A division bench of High Court of Sindh (SHC) adjourned hearing in fresh apples case till June 14 after respondent Plant Protection Department raised objection over non-availability of import permit.

When the petition filed by auction purchaser came up for hearing, the respondent plant protection department said that consignment be confiscated as it was brought into the country without import permit.

The counsel for petitioner submitted that they are the auction purchaser and not the importer. It was further submitted that the consignment has been tested for presence of affloxin but the report is awaited.

The bench later put of further proceedings till June 14 when report is also expected to be produced.