KARACHI: A passenger bus confiscated by authorities of Pakistan Customs was ordered to be released by a custom Appellate bench of High Court of Sindh.
Ms Dil Khurram Shaheen advocate represented a petitioner while Shahid All Qureshi Advocate represented customs in a SCRA filed by the department against order of Custom Appellate Tribunal.
The bench noted that neither the smuggled goods nor any secret cavity was found in the said vehicle. The bench asked a specific question from customs lawyer that if said vehicle obstructed the authorities why FIR was not lodged against persons involved.
The counsel for customs conceded that no FIR was lodged. The bench said that I formation on which custom officers intercepted the vehicle was incorrect and thus the confiscation of vehicle was illegal and uncalled for act. The bench deciding the petition as well as SCRA ordered release of bus to its owner within 15 days.