SHC orders provisional release of bouzer Betel nuts recovery case

KARACHI: A custom Appellate bench of High Court of Sindh on Friday ordered provisional release of a bouzer allegedly involved in smuggling of betel nuts as 23000 Kg banned item was recovered from it. The bench headed by Justice Aqeel Ahmed Abbasi and Justice Zuliqar Ahmed Khan earlier heard a… Continue reading

Customs Appellate Tribunal dismisses 23 identical appeals

KARACHI: The chairman, Special Customs Appellate Tribunal has dismissed 23 identical appeals and allowed the release of Betel Nuts, cloth, Cigarette Sticks on ground that same were seized from city area and that custom cases were founded on presumptions, assumptions, conjectures, fishing and rowing inquiry and fails the test of… Continue reading

SHC allows Special Criminal Revision Applications in betel nuts case Accused ordered to surrender before trial court in seven days

KARACHI: Justice Fahim Ahmed Siddiqui of High Court of Sindh hearing nine identical revision applications filed by Director of Directorate of Intelligence & Investigations (DIT), Pakistan Customs assailing judgment by Special Court for Customs, Excise and Taxation in betel nuts cases. The trial court deciding the case of alleged smuggling… Continue reading

ASO Preventive recover large quantity of smuggled goods from Jodia Bazar

KARACHI: The Anti-Smuggling Organization (ASO) of MCC Preventive Karachi led by Deputy Collector Akbar Jan has recovered large quantity of smuggled goods including betel nuts from warehouses at Jodia Bazar Karchi. In pursuance of the directives of Collector Preventive Saquib Saeed to eliminate trade (sale and purchase) of smuggled goods,… Continue reading

SHC declines to hear petition in presence of ONO

KARACHI: A customs appellate bench of High Court of Sindh (SHC) comprising Justice Aqeel Ahmed Abbasi and Justice Mahmood A Khan on Tuesday declined to entertain a constitutional petition filed by an importer of betel nuts as Custom authorities have already passed an Order in Original. The bench said that… Continue reading

Special Custom Court returns challan in betel nuts smuggling cases

KARACHI: The Special Customs Court at Karachi returned challan in case of alleged smuggling of betel nuts to the Pakistan Customs holding that “only custom adjudication is a proper forum in this case”. The  court in its order dated 29-8-2019 began with noting that Special Prosecutor was put on notice… Continue reading

Accused in smuggling case gets bail

KARACHI: The link judge for Special Customs Court at Karachi admitted an accused in smuggling case to a surety of rupees 0.2 million. Muhammad Sharif who was booked in crime FIR ASO 211 of 2019 sought bail. According to the FIR, custom officials intercepted a bus at Mochko, Hub river… Continue reading

Special Customs Court reserves order on bail plea

KARACHI: Tariq Khoso, Presiding Officer of Banking Court and Link Judges to Special Customs Court at Karachi on Tuesday reserved order in a bail plea filed by accused/applicant Amanullah son of Hayat Khan through counsel Ms Dil Khurram Shaheen advocate. The accused was booked in FIR 14/2019 at Pakistan Customs… Continue reading

SHC grant bail to accused in Betel nuts smuggling case

KARACHI: Justice Nazar Akbar of High Court of Sindh (SHC) yesterday granted bail to an applicant/accused Abdul Ghaffar accused in smuggling case of betel nuts against a solvent surety of rupees. Ms Dil Khurram Shaheen advocate appearing for the applicant maintained that the vehicles and betel nuts consignment, both were… Continue reading

SHC admits alleged Indian Gutka smuggler to protective bail

KARACHI: Justice Aftab Ahmed Gorar of High Court of Sindh (SHC) admitted an alleged smuggler of Indian Gutka and betel nuts to protective bail against a solvent surety of rupees 50,000. The applicant/accused Najeebullah was booked by Anti-Smuggling Organization (ASO) of Pakistan Customs in FIR ASO 186/2018. According to complainant… Continue reading