KARACHI- US citizen Joel Cox’s lawyer told the court today that his client was on a peculiar mission in Pakistan and he was permitted to take weaponry.
A Pakistani court on Monday threw out the case against an American FBI agent arrested for attempting to board an airplane while carrying ammunition, officials alleged.
The authority letter was verified by the Federal Interior Ministry following which police requested the tribunal to dismiss the lawsuit.
A district judge in Karachi, Hasan Ali Kalwar, quashed the case after police failed to show any evidence against the broker.
The US citizen was arrested on May 5, at the Jinnah International Airport after security personnel found a slug-filled magazine and a knife in his ownership.
The agent’s lawyer also submitted a copy of a US embassy letter showing that he was on a mission and was permitted to take the ammunition.
The incident occurred at a time of relative tranquility in Washington’s often-fraught relationship with Islamabad.
A court in the provincial capital city had granted bail to the agent on May 8, and following the Foreign Office’s disclosure that the detained person did not enjoy diplomatic immunity, had asked police to charge Joel Cox.