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Short-lived liberation: Ayyan’s name placed on ECL, again

ISLAMABAD: Sources revealed the Interior Ministry has again included the name of supermodel Ayyan in the Exit Control List, ARY News reported.

According to details, the FBR requested that Ayyan’s name be inserted into the ECL again after it had been excluded earlier in the day. FIA and FBR authorities contacted the Interior Ministry after Ayyan’s name had been excluded from the ECL. Sources reveal that the FIA and FBR requested the Interior Ministry to include Ayyan’s name in the ECL since she had been arrested on money laundering charges from Islamabad airport and was under investigation for these charges.

Subsequently, the Interior Ministry included Ayyan’s name back in the Exit Control List (ECL).

The Supreme Court of Pakistan had directed authorities in a verdict earlier to strike off Ayyan’s name from the Exit Control List (ECL). However, a couple of days ago, Ayyan had been stopped from traveling abroad to Dubai at Karachi’s Jinnah International Airport by FIA officials. The FIA had claimed that her name had been on the ECL hence they had not permitted her to leave the country.

Ayyan had claimed that she wanted to look after her ailing mother in Dubai and also had to take part in some pending shoots. The supermodel, who is also a brand ambassador for various national and international brands, was arrested from Islamabad airport last year in March for carrying more than USD 500,000.

She had been sent to Adiala Jail in Rawalpindi on charges of money laundering and currency smuggling. After spending four months in prison, Ayyan was released on bail.

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