Pakistan

SC constitutes bench to hear Ayyan’s plea on travel ban

ISLAMABAD: Supermodel Ayyan Ali has filed a contempt of court petition with the Supreme Court against re-insertion of her name into the Exit Control List, despite its earlier removal, ARY News reported.

The apex court has accepted her petition and constituted a bench to hear the plea.

Secretary interior, director general Federal Investigation Agency and immigration officials have been made respondents in the petition.

Ayyan, in her petition, said that placing her name back into the ECL was in violation of court orders.

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

The hearing into the case will be conducted on April 25.

The FBR had 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.

Subsequently, the Interior Ministry included Ayyan’s name back in the 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.

 

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