SHC disposes of petition by Mughal Brothers after assurances by Custom officials

SHC disposes of petition by Mughal Brothers after assurances by Custom officials

KARACHI: A constitution petition filed by Mughal Brothers against blocking of their license was disposed of by a custom appellate bench of High Court of Sindh (SHC) comprising Justice Aqeel Ahmed Abbasi and Justice Mahmood A Khan after officer of Customs, Licensing assured court of acting strictly according to law.

The Collector Customs Model Customs Collectorate, Appraisement, West, Principal Appraiser Licensing, Additional Collector Customs (licensing) and Chairman FBR are cited as respondents in the petition.

As the petition came up for hearing, Muhammad Rizwan AC Licensing and Abdul Ghani Soomro Appraising Officer appearing for the respondents submitted that show cause notice has been issued to the petitioner on charge of certain violations. They assured the court that they will act strictly in accordance with law and unless there is some concrete material is available further coercive action will not be taken besides providing full opportunity to the petitioner before passing any adverse order.

They also informed the court that ID of the petitioner was blocker temporarily and will be de-blocked within 2 days. They also requested the court to direct the petitioner to submit response to show cause as per law.

Zia-ul-Hasan advocate, counsel for petitioner expressed satisfaction over the statement by the respondent side. He however prayed to the court to direct the petitioners to provide full opportunity of hearing before taking any adverse action and that their ID would not be blocked except in accordance with law.

The bench after hearing the sides ordered that in view of candid statement by the officers concerned and in view of the satisfaction expressed by the petitioner side disposed of the petition.

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