Federal Law Minister Barrister Farogh Naseem has announced Anti Smuggling ordinance while he has also revealed that money is still used in the Customs Tribunals. The Chief Justice of Pakistan also wants the abolition of the tribunals.
Talking to media in Islamabad, Federal Law Minister said that customs are considering going to high court instead of the tribunal. Chief justice may also want to abolish such tribunals.
Farogh Naseem said that the ordinance for hoarders was approved by the President while the Anti smuggling ordinance would be issued by Tuesday.
The Federal Minister said that the ordinance is being prepared due to the emergency situation. It may not be given extension but it will be legislated by Parliament for which steps have been taken to convene a meeting.
It should be remembered that two days ago, after the approval of the ordinance against hoarders by the federal cabinet, President Arif Alvi also signed the ordinance, which has now become a law.
According to the ordinance, those involved in hoarding will get imprisonment for 3 years. Ordinances containing strict penalties against hoarding will be applied within Islamabad region.