KARACHI: The counsel for Pakistan Customs was allowed to seek instructions from the Collectorate concerned in a case of imported fabrics while adjourning proceeding till Feb 04.

The bench earlier heard a petition filed by Abdul Qayyum and a Special Customs Reference Application filed by Director, Directorate I&I-FIU against Abdul Qayyum Enterprises Good Transport Company.

Ms Dil Khurram Shaheen advocate appearing for the petitioner maintained that consignment is being damaged at the port due to rain and other weather conditions. She maintained that as per Order in Original, the description in GD has matched the other documents and tests. She said that petitioner is ready to pay the redemption fine of 20 per cent with the Collectorate concerned.

Khalid Rajpar advocate appearing for the Customs maintained that goods fall under section 2s as as against declaration that consignment was of polyester dyed fabric, handmade fabric of higher value has been found during checking.

He also raised objection over the jurisdiction of Single Member due to pecuniary cost. However later he sought time for seeking instructions from Collectorate concerned as court said that if petitioner side is ready to secure the differential amount, such request may be considered by the department.

The bench later put of further hearing till Feb 04.