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Absence of prosecutor: 400 cases pending at Customs Court

Absence of prosecutor: 400 cases pending at Customs Court

KARACHI: The non-availability of prosecutor at the Customs Court is taking a tool on its working.

Talking to Customs Today outside the court, Shams Memon Advocate termed the absence of prosecutor for last several months plus the absence of prosecution witnesses as the two major hurdles to the speedy disposal of cases at the Customs Court.

The no-show by prosecution witness is the major hurdle to speedy disposal of cases because most of the 15-20 hearings of any given case in any given year require evidence, he added.

Usually the prosecutor of the Offences in Banking Court is performing an additional duty of the prosecutor at the Customs Court, a post that is lying vacant for the last several months, Shams Memon Advocate said.

The Reader of the Customs Court Mr. Akbar said that presently around 400 cases are pending hearing at the court.