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IHC bars officials from seizing containers carrying goods

ISLAMABAD: The Islamabad High Court (IHC) has ordered the law-enforcement officials not to seize containers carrying goods and foodstuffs.
A petition regarding the seizure of containers in the wake of the opposition parties protest was heard by the Chief Justice Athar Minallah.
Deputy Commissioner and the senior superintendent of police Islamabad appeared before the court. Both were earlier on Wednesday directed by the Chief Justice to appear before the court today.

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The bench asked the DC and the SSP Islamabad whether they had seized containers carrying edible items. The containers seized were not packed with food items, the deputy commissioner replied to the court.
The court directed the administration to avoid seizing the containers carrying goods and food.

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Chief Justice Athar Minallah said that the court would issue orders for Islamabad only.
A petition was filed by a private company in the court complaining about the seizure of containers by the administration ahead of the Azadi March.

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The petitioner complained that the import containers carrying goods were seized by the law-enforcement agencies.

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