Customs submits delay detention certificate in Sahara case

KARACHI: The officials of MCC, East, Pakistan Customs submitted delay detention certificate before Customs Appellate bench of High Court of Sindh (SHC) comprising Justice Aqeel Ahmed Abbasi and Justice Zulfiqar Ahmed Khan on Friday, in a case filed by Sahara Welfare Trust.

The bench was earlier informed by the counsel for the petitioner trust that the order was not complied as yet despite strict orders and observations given on previous hearing. As the custom side was not present, the matter was kept aside and took up again. The alleged contemnors including DC and AC appeared with their counsel and submitted delay detention certificate as per orders of the court. The bench placed the same on record with the direction to the custom officials to submit compliance report before Member Inspection Team (MIT) of SHC within a week time.

The controversy pertained to five containers imported by the trust containing donated articles including used shoes, clothes etc meant for displaced persons housed at Sahara village, Elderly Homes etc. The five containers in all were detained by customs declaring them “Commercial scale” goods  and denying concessions available to the petitioner trust.

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