KARACHI: A petition filed by Sindh Engro Coal Mining Company limited was allowed by a custom appellate bench of High Court of Sindh.

The Chairman FBR, Collector Custom East,West and Port Muhammad Bin Qasim were cited as respondent in the petition filed through Khawaja Aizaz Ahsan Advocate.

The bench noted that notice issued were duly served upon the respondent custom department but no one is in attendance to assist the court.

The bench perusing the file found that some adjudication proceedings were held after issuance of Show Cause Notice and an Order in Original was passed in favor the petitioner which was challenged before the Custom Appellate Tribunal which also ruled in favor the petitioner company.

The counsel for the petitioner argued that despite two forums passing orders in favor of the company its fresh consignment was detained on same pre-text.

The bench as in interim arrangement ordered the petitioner to secure the amount of disputed duty and taxes with the Nazir of the Court while Nazir was ordered to issue a certificate once the amount is secured by way of bank instruments.

The department / collectorates were ordered to release the consignment without any delay once certificate of Nazir is produced before them.