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Importer approaches SHC seeking release of consignment

Importer approaches SHC seeking release of consignment

KARACHI: Importer Faizullah son of Haji Habibullah approached the Sindh High Court (SHC) seeking release order of imported goods comprising 11772 & 13110 pairs of gents/ ladies/ girls’ slippers/ sandal seized by customs officials.
On 8 Jan 2020, counsel for the petitioner stated that petitioner is the law abiding citizen of Pakistan and he attends the notable respect in the society and known as one of honest person and respectfully submitted here under your kind consideration and just orders against the respondents and his subordinates who refused to release the goods 11772 & 13110 pairs of gents/ ladies/ girls’ slippers/ sandal in question in the light of order in customs appeal passed by customs appellate tribunal bench-II Karachi in favor of the petitioner accordance with law.
He further submits that there is no stay against the goods of the petitioner and the said goods is the only source of income of the petitioner, the petitioner is the lonely bread earner of his large family members, the act of the refused release of the goods by the customs officials is ultra viral and the violation of article for 4, 24, 25 of the constitution of Islamic Republic of Pakistan.
Counsel argued that petitioner is suffering due to the illegal act of the respondents which is the clear violation of constitution and there is no other remedy available to file this constitution petition before this court to provisionally release the goods of the petitioner.
Secretary Revenue Division, collector of Customs Adjudication Customs and deputy director of Intelligence and Investigation-FBR as respondents, petitioner pleaded the court may declare that the act of the respondents detaining the goods of the petitioner is illegal, ultra-viral and without lawful authority especially in presence of the valid documents and direct them to release its consignment immediately on provisional.