Import Policy Order Challenged: Sindh High Court issued notices to federal government on the petition moved by a citizen.
Sindh High Court issued notices to the federal government through Commerce and Industries ministries on a petition moved by citizen.
According to the reports of Baaghitv, SHC has issued notices to federal government on a petition moved by a citizen, who has challenged the restrictions on purchased of used cars under Import Policy Order 2016. Justice Aqeel Abbasi held hearing on the petition of a citizen, who was represented by Syed Shayan Ahmed Advocate and directed them to submit replies by June 17, 2019.
The petitioner asserted condition V of Sr-10 Appendix-C to Import Policy 2016, which completely ban the import of used vehicles for Pakistani citizen with exception to personal baggage scheme, transfer of residence scheme and gifts by the overseas Pakistanis. The petitioner maintained that the ban is a violation of fundamental right of Pakistani citizen, who has a right to purchase imported vehicles of their choice.
Petitioner alleged that Engineering Development Board Ministry of Industries and Production played role behind it in order to give undue advantage to the selected local manufacturing automobile industry in violation of Section-3 of the Competitive Act 2010.
The petitioner maintained in the court the policy was implemented to give undue advantage to local assembler of Automobile industry who is presently unable to meet the requirement of production of 300,000 cars and produces only 184,000 cars only a year.