KARACHI: Justice Salahuddin Panwhar of High Court of Sindh (SHC), admitted Muhammad Anees S/o Muhammad Rafique, confined in Central Prision Karachi in a case of alleged illegal export of Ketamine and Ice weighing 106 Kilograms. Umer Farooq Advocate of Umar & Umar Law Associates represented the applicant/accused.
The accused was booked in the case lodged by Model Custom Collectoratre, Port Muhammad Bin Qasim on the basis of some source report after the Hong Kong Police recovered the banned items from a container terminal out of the port area few days after arrival of goods/container.
Umer Farooq Advocate arguing the post arrest bail application as accused was in jail since more than ten months, said that when the Ketamine was allegedly exported, it was not in the Schedule of Control of Narcotics Substance (CNS) Act and it was added to the Schedule on 15-10-2021 while alleged recovery by Hong Kong Police is prior to 6-10-2021.
The recovery was made from private terminal and not from the port and Hong Kong Customs is not involved, the counsel for applicant/accused argued adding that Hong Kong Custom is not involved in alleged recovery and that entire case was made on the basis of a communication of a shipping line, hence of no legal consequence or forms basis for registration of the case by the case making collectorate which acted in excess of jurisdiction.
The learned single judge after hearing the counsel for Pakistan custom admitted the applicant/accused to bail against a solvent surety of Rupees 200,000 and PR Bond in the like amount.