KARACHI: A person, who is convicted in an office of smuggling, is required to display notice of conviction for a period of three months.
If the person fails to do so the he commits further offence.
Under the updated Customs Act, 1969, the section 189 of the Act granted made it compulsory for a person who is convicted for the offence of smuggling to display the notice of conviction.
Section 189: Notice of conviction to be displayed
Sub-Section (1) Upon the conviction of any person for the offence of smuggling, the Federal Government may require him to exhibit in or outside, or both in and outside his place of business, if any, notices, of such number, size and lettering, and placed in such positions and containing such particulars relating to conviction as it may determine, and to keep them so exhibited continuously for a period not less than three months from the date of conviction; and, if he fails to comply fully with the requirement, he shall be deemed to have committed a further offence under this Act of the nature of the original offence for which he was convicted.
Sub-Section (2): If any person so convicted refuses or fails to comply fully with any such requirement, any officer authorized in that behalf by an order of the Federal Government in writing may, without prejudice to any proceedings which may be brought in respect of any such refusal or failure, affix the notices in or outside, or both in and outside, the place of business of such person in accordance with the requirement of the Federal Government in pursuance of sub-section (1).
Sub-Section (3): If, in any case, the Federal Government is satisfied that the exhibition of notices in accordance with the requirements of the provisions of sub-section (1) or sub-section (2) will not effectively bring the conviction to the notice of persons dealing with the convicted person, the Federal Government may, in lieu of, or in addition to any such requirement, require the convicted person to exhibit for such period, not being a period less than three months, on such stationery used in his business as may be specified in the requirement, a notice placed in such position and printed in type of such size and form and containing such particulars relating to the conviction as may be specified in the requirement; and, if he fails to comply fully with the requirement, he shall be deemed to have committed a further offence under this Act of the nature of the original offence for which he was convicted.