ISAF-NATO container scam: SHC grants pre-arrest bail to clearing agent

Karachi: Sindh High Court (SHC) on Tuesday granted a pre-arrest bail to forwarding and clearing agent in a case relating to ISAF-NATO container scam.

Azfar Sherwani, nominated in ISAF-NATO container scam, was granted the bail in sum of Rs 1 million. ISAF-NATO container scam involved the issue of missing containers that were meant for international forces in Afghanistan under the Afghan Transit Trade agreement, which caused huge loss in evasions and pilferage of duties.

It was reported that a number of consignments have not reached the destination. Applicant submitted that he was nominated in a references lodged by NAB pertaining to missing NATO containers scam. Applicant submitted that he was a forwarding and clearing agent and has nothing to do with the offence. He submitted that many other co-accused nominated in case had been awarded pre-arrest interim bail by the court, so he may also be granted such bail.