KARACHI: A customs appellate bench of High Court of Sindh (SHC) comprising Justice Aqeel Ahmed Abbasi and Justice Abdul Malik Gaddi reserved judgment in a number of petitions pertaining to alleged smuggled vehicles which were detained under section 2 (S) of Customs Act.[the_ad id=”31605″]The court also allowed provisional release of a Toyota, Mark X while hearing a petition (905 of 2017).
Pakistan Customs challenged the release of the vehicles filing Special Customs Reference Application. Kashif Nazeer advocate represented the custom’s side while respondents were represented by Ms Dil Khurram Shaheen advocate and others who contended that the section invoked by applicant is not applicable as vehicles were not detained at border area. The vehicles are duly registered after presentation of all documents.
It was further contended that the respondents are neither importer or fist owners and instead are 2nd or 3rd purchasers.
The bench after a detailed hearing reserved the judgment to be announced in due course of time.