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Ayyan Ali case: Hearing adjourned till 20th September

Ayyan Ali

RAWALPINDI: A local court adjourned hearing of the currency smuggling case against model Ayyan Ali till September 20th, ARY News reported on Wednesday.

The proceeding of the case started late after Ali arrived late in the court for hearing. Her lawyer informed the court that his client’s flight was delayed due to which she could not reach for the case hearing on time.

It should be noted that the court, hearing the currency smuggling case against the model, had ordered concerned authorities to produce her at all cost.

The court adjourned hearing of the case till 20th September.

In an informal talk with the media after the court proceedings, Ayyan Ali denied of any link of her in the murder of Customs Inspector Ejaz Mehmood, who was in-charge of the team that had held Ayyan. She said that she was in prison when the incident took place.

“I have sent my written statement over the incident to police via court,” Ali said.

Customs Inspector Ejaz Mehmood was shot dead by unknown assailants at his home in June last year.

Ayyan, who has modeled for renowned brands, was arrested by Airport Security Force at the Benazir International Airport on March 14, last year after more than $500,000 were found stashed in her luggage.

The actress was scheduled to board a Dubai-bound flight before she was apprehended by the authorities. Subsequently, Ayyan was sent to Adiala Jail on charges of money laundering and she spent several months in jail.

Her name was included and excluded several times in the Exit Control List (ECL). The court had issued several orders for allowing her to exit the country. However, the investigative authorities not allowed her to leave the country citing different reasons.

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