LHC orders Ayyan's release on bail
The Lahore High Court issued a verdict, granting bail to supermodel Ayyan Ali in the money laundering case. The proceedings began in the presence of a two-member bench of the Lahore High Court.
Ayyan Ali had been arrested in March over charges of attempting to smuggle more than $500,000 as she was about to board a Dubai-bound flight from Benazir International Airport.
Ayyan’s attorney Sardar Latif Khosa argued that no evidence existed against Ayyan Ali. However, the prosecuting Custom attorney argued that clear evidence existed against Ayyan, since there was a restriction on carrying an excess of $10,000 outside Pakistan. Ayyan, on the other hand, was reprimanded with $500,000.
In response to these allegations, Latif Khosa stated that Ayyan had not obtained a boarding pass, hence these charges could not be proven true. After hearing both sides of the argument, the court granted bail to Ayyan Ali.
It should be borne in mind that the previous day, Ayyan had reached a local court where instead of being indicted, the supermodel was summoned on 27th July.