SHC issues contempt notices to Collector, Additional Collector, Deputy Collector (Export) PMBQ

KARACHI: A customs appellate bench of High Court of Sindh (SHC) comprisinga Justice Aqeel Ahmed Abbasi and Justice Mahmood A Khan on Thursday issued contempt notices to alleged contemnors including Saifuddin Junejo Collector Customs (Export), Mrs Moona Baloch, Additional Collector Customs (Export), Aftab Deputy Collector (Export) of MCC Port Muhammad Bin Qasim in an application filed by Balochistan Engineering Works (Pvt) Ltd.

Earlier Rana Shakawat Advocate appearing for the petitioner submitted that legally imported consignments of the petitioner were provisionally released under section 81 of the Customs Act 1969 at LME price by the Collectorate concerned but respondent Export collectorate issued four show cause notices. The alleged contemnors are violating the orders of SHC passed on 10-10-2019 and 24-10-2019.

Today when the contempt application came up for hearing Khalid Rajpar Adovcate , counsel for customs said that respondents have filed applications against orders.

The bench however ordered issuance of comtempt notices to respondents for 12-11-2019 when already this petition is fixed for hearing.

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