Karachi: A local court on Thursday has approved a bail of a US citizen Joel Cox, who identified as FBI agent on a security bond worth one million.
According to reports, the bail happened due to active performance by the Chief Secretary Sindh who compelled police to complete the investigation as early as possible.
The secret agency official was arrested over possessing fifteen bullets of 9mm pistol, three small knives and a wrench along with his laptop computer and cell phone, local police department said.
However, Pakistani authorities took decision for his release on bail while the local police department is reportedly facing severe pressure over his arrestment, local media reported.
Cox was visiting Pakistan as part of an assignment to provide training to local police, according to a U.S. law enforcement official.
US officials confirmed his appointment in Pakistan from Miami’s field office for a three-month training session for Pakistani police department, reports added.
US officials also claimed that Cox was not armed during his journey except few bullets were recovered from his luggage.
On the other hand, US foreign department stated that diplomatic staff present in Pakistan are being contacted on Cox’s matter and expecting his release in near future.