KARACHI: Steel Vision, a firm importing steel sheets filed an application with Collector Exports, KEPZ (Karachi Export Processing Zone) seeking release of the goods detained since 15-01-2019 on the intervention of DIT (Directorate of Intelligence & Investigations), Pakistan Customs.

Abdullah Sheikh, Chief Executive of Steel Vision Private Limited relied on the judgments passed by the Custom bench of High Court of Sindh, orders by the Special Customs Appellate Tribunal allowing appeals by the Steel Vision and Federal Tax Ombudsman dismissing review petitions filed by Dost Muhammad and Director of I&I.

The applicant cited the relevant parts of these orders including the one passed by a division bench of SHC which terms Dost Muhammad as “an officer with arrogant attitude while dealing with the legal matters”. The bench also said that Dost Muhammad even attempted to question the Court’s authority to pass interim orders.

The applicant also stated that as per letter from the FTO, the review petitions have been declared infructuous.

The said decision by the FTO exposes Mr Dost Muhammad, Superintendent Directorate of I&I at relevant time to disciplinary proceedings on the basis of an incident report filed by an Assistant Collector of Customs (KEPZ) Exports who alleged that during hearing of the case before SHC, Dost Muhammad misbehaved with him and hurled wild allegations of siding with the importer party. The KEPZ officer superior to Mr Dost Muhammad sought help from his Collector against alleged unbecoming attitude of Mr Dost Muhammad.

Mr Dost Muhammad was transferred to FBR, Islamabad and is presently posted there.

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