SHC issues pre-admission notice in petition challenging notices lacking specific details

KARACHI: Pre-admission notices were issued for May 28 by a custom appellate bench of High Court of Sindh in a petition filed by Muhammad Zubair Gheewala, owner of Zubair Steel.

Zainulabiden Jatoi appeared for the petitioner and stated that petitioner was served with notice under section 166 and 155M of the Customs Act 1969 read with section 94 of the Cr.P.C.

The impugned notice lack specific details as to which documents are asked for or to any enquiry being conducted by the custom officials. These were used as a tool to threaten the petitioner. Where as without detailing as to the issue for which the enquiry is being conducted, the petitioner cannot respond to  such notice submitted the counsel for petitioner.

The bench while issuing pre-admission notice for May 28 also ordered maintenance of status quo till next date of hearing.

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