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Interior Ministry challenges SHC’s ECL verdict in Supreme Court

ISLAMABAD: Interior Ministry has challenged Sindh High Court’s (SHC) decision of removing Ayyan Ali’s name from Exit Control List (ECL) in the Supreme Court of Pakistan, ARY News reported.

Interior Ministry, in its petition, pleaded that Sindh High Court (SHC) could not hear Ayyan Ali’s case as it is also being heard in the Supreme Court.

The ministry further stated that the supermodel cannot travel abroad as a case of serious nature is being heard against her.

The ministry pleaded the court to outlaw the SHC verdict as the matter does not come in the jurisdiction of the high court and the decision made in the case not meeting the requirements of justice.

It should be noted that a two-member bench of the SHC had ordered removal of Ayyan Ali’s name from the Exit Control List (ECL).

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.

Her name has been placed and removed from the ECL several times since her arrest.



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