SHC grants interim bail to 8 in currency smuggling case

Karachi,  Sindh High Court (SHC) on Thursday granted interim bail to over 8 people said to be involved in foreign currency smuggling.

Single bench of SHC comprising of Justice Ghulam Sarwar Korai granted bail to Altaf Haroon, Mujahid Ahmed Khan, Muhammad Ashraf, Pir Muhammad Bilwani, Muhammad Adil, Moeenudin, Bilal Majeed and Frough Ghafar in sum of Rs100000 each.

Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) during checking at Jinnah Airport Karachi arrested 8 men who attempted to smuggle foreign currency out of country on May 20, 5 and recovered more than $10,000 from each person and case was registered against them.

Applicants submitted through their counsels that in Pakistan limit of carrying amount of US$ with them whilst leaving country is US$10000, adding they were carrying amount that did not exceed US$10000 while travelling to Dubai. They submitted had been falsely implicated in smuggling case and FIA has lodged a forged case against them.

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