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Govt issued notice for not excluding Ayyan’s name from ECL

Ayyan-Ali

KARACHI: The Sindh High Court (SHC) Friday served a show cause notice to the federal government for not striking the name of model Ayyan Ali off the Exit Control List (ECL) despite court orders, ARY News reported.

Hearing a contempt of court petition filed by Ayyan’s attorney, the court sought explanation from the federal government and Ayyan Ali on May 24. The government has not yet submitted its report pertaining to the re-inclusion of Ayyan’s name in ECL.

The lawyer of supermodel, booked on charges of currency smuggling, Latif Khosa had contended that the federal government has committed contempt of court by not putting his client off the list and requested for taking strict notice of it.

At first, the Interior Ministry had Ayyan’s name stricken off from the ECL. However, the FIA had contacted the ministry and urged it to keep the supermodel on ECL, since she was being investigated for money laundering. The Interior Ministry had then included Ayyan’s name again in the ECL.

The supermodel was arrested from Islamabad airport last year in March, after more than USD 500,000 had been confiscated from her. She was sent to Adiala prison on charges of money laundering and currency smuggling. Four months later, the supermodel was released on bail.

Following the Supreme Court’s orders, Ayyan had attempted to leave for Dubai but was stopped by authorities at Karachi’s Jinnah International Airport, who said that they could not let her pass through since her name was still placed on the ECL.

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