KARACHI: Disposing of a petition filed by Pakistan Customs seeking one month’s time to file a Civil Petition for Leave to Appeal (CPLA), a division bench of High Court of Sindh afforded a week time to the applicant department to do the needful.

The bench ordered that if department was unable to have stay granted by the apex court, it will be bound to implement the order passed by this court in petitions including one by Gogan Steel Co.

Kafeel Ahmed Abbasi representing the department sought 15 days time during arguments.

Rana Shakhawat Advocate appearing for the respondent company waived notice and said that the department has already filed a CPLA but no stay was granted by the apex court. He said that instead of filing this application before this court, applicant should have moved the Supreme Court of Pakistan in the main case while this case is an off shoot of main controversy regarding quality of the steel products imported by the petitioner companies.

The bench after hearing the sides gave a week time to the Pakistan Customs to seek a favorable order from apex court or implement the order by SHC and file a compliance report after expiry of week’s time.