Contempt notices issued against Collector Custom Port Qasim, Saima Zaib Butt, others

KARACHI: The contempt of court notices were issued against Collector of Customs Port Muhammad Bin Qasim (PMBQ), Saima Zaib Butt and a Deputy Collector, PMBQ for Nov 18.

Zain Jatoi advocate appeared for the petitioner challenging the acts of custom  officials. The controversy also involves UniLever Pakistan which has filed an application for taking over the goods imported by the petitioner company offering higher bid.

Zain Jatoi told the bench that respondents have issued two notices. The court took it exceptionally and asked from the lawyer of customs that how in the presence of a judgment of High Court of Sindh (SHC). The bench referred to case law 2019, PTD 1308 and observed that while violation of law Is a routine, now the department has started violating judgments of superior courts also.

Masooda Siraj advocate represented the respondent custom officials.

The bench after hearing her arguments ordered issuance of show cause notices to the alleged contemnors including Collector, PMBQ, Mrs Saima Zaib Butt and a Deputy Collector for Nov 18.

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