KARACHI: The Collector Port Qasim, Feroz Alam Junejo was ordered to implement within a week, an order in respect of two consignments of White Spirit and Xylene imported by two companies Ali Oils and Hasan Traders.

Nadeem Qureshi Advocate, ex-Member Judicial, Special Customs Appellate Tribunal (SCAT) appearing for the petitioner companies in a contempt of court application, submitted that the items were detained over alleged controversy of “Origin”. The companies maintain that these were loaded from Iraq while Customs says that origin of good is from Iran.

He submitted that these are freely importable and still being imported in Pakistan without any hindrance or ban.

Justice Junaid Ghaffar hearing the bench expressed displeasure and asked the Collector who appeared in person to implement the order within a week time or face contempt proceedings.

The bench then put of further proceedings till July 7 asking for a compliance report.