KARACHI: South Karachi District and Sessions Court on Saturday directed an importer, who was continuously defaming a multinational company, Maersk Shipping Line, not to defame the company and restrained him from circulating untrue statements against the shipping lines till the next date of hearing.
Issuing a stay order on a petition against toy importer Ramesh Kumar, the Karachi South additional session judge said, “The defendants are restrained from making any publication or circulating any untrue statement causing any damage to the plaintiff.”
The court also directed to repeat the summon notices to the defendants for the next date of hearing and till that time, the defendants will not issue any statement against the Maersk Line.
It was observed that the importer, through his ‘news organisation’, was blackmailing shipping lines, port users and operators in order to save demurrage charges of the Port Qasim, Customs Department and Maersk Shipping Line.
Through its attorney, Maersk Pakistan has challenged all the allegations of the importer.