Pakistan

SC orders SHC to decide Ayyan’s ECL plea by October 3rd

ISLAMABAD: Supreme Court of Pakistan has directed Sindh High Court (SHC) to decide the petition of model Ayyan Ali, seeking omission of her name from the Exit Control List (ECL), by October 3rd, ARY News reported.

A three-member bench of the apex court headed by Chief Justice Anwar Zaheer Jamali heard the petition seeking removal of the name of Ayyan Ali from the ECL.

The bench, after hearing the arguments of the petitioner’s counsel today, ordered the high court to announce its verdict on the petition by 3rd October.

The Chief Justice in his remarks, said that the apex court had issued an order on June 15 for early decision on the case. He observed that the high court should not have adjourned the hearing for so long.

It should be noted that Ayyan Ali was arrested on March 14, 2015, on charges of money laundering after customs officials had recovered over 500,000 US dollars from her luggage at Islamabad airport before she could reportedly board a flight to Dubai.

Since her arrest, the model’s name has been placed and removed from the exit control list several times.

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