ISLAMABAD-The apex court on Friday directed the Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) to submit detailed inquiry report regarding the presence of pork in the imported poultry feed. The three-member bench of the Supreme Court, headed by Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry made this direction while hearing the case here on Friday. Member (Customs) FBR Munir Qureshi informed the court that the FBR kept a vigilant eye over the import of poultry feed since March 2004 and found 41 consignments suspected to have pork. However, he said, 21 consignments were confiscated while the Ministry of Commerce had allowed re-export of 19 consignments. He further said that no traces of the presence of pork in imported poultry feed were found since 2006. Riffat Aisha, poultry feed expert, National Institute of Health (NIH) informed the court that the 13 samples referred to the Institute resulted negative for pork. She further said that vegetables were being used instead of animal meat in the domestically prepared poultry feed. Counsels for the exporters alleged that the officials of Pakistan Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (PCSIR) were creating troubles for the exporters and claimed that the council had no appropriate equipment to analyse the presence of pork in poultry feed. Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry said that the judiciary would not allow any person to commit excesses to the public. He also warned the counsels for the exporters of consequences if they lied before the court. Chief Justice further said that the matter was very serious, as, he said, it pertained to the religious beliefs of the people of the country. He said that pork was 'Haram in Islam. The case was adjourned till July 7.