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Interior Ministry removes Ayyan Ali’s name from ECL

Islamabad: Interior Ministry on Wednesday has removed Ayyan Ali’s name from Exit Control List (ECL).

According to a notification issued by the Interior Ministry which mention that “the name of Ms. Ayyan Ali, place on Exit Control List on 20th November 2015, is deleted from ECL in compliance with the order passed by Supreme Court of Pakistan on 13th April, 2016.”

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Earlier, she filed a contempt of court plea in the Supreme Court (SC) against Interior Ministry and authorities concerned for not omitting her name from Exit Control List (ECL).

The plea highlights the recent verdict given by the Supreme Court in the currency smuggling case. The court had allowed foreign tours to the supermodel. The plea cites mother’s illness and business commitments reasons for urgency in the matter.

On 13 April, the Supreme Court upheld an earlier decision by the Sindh High Court and ordered to remove model Ayyan Ali’s name from the Exit Control List (ECL).

The order stated that the model was charged for committing serious offences and removal of her name from ECL would amount to letting her off for good, is misconceived as despite removal of her name from ECL, her attendance could still beenforced or dispensed with by the Trial Court in conformity with the relevant provisions of the Cr.P.C.

Ayyan Ali was booked in March last year at Islamabad’s Benazir International Airport for attempt to smuggle US $506,800 to United Arab Emirates (UAE).

Airport Security Force (ASF) had apprehended Ali before she allegedly boarded a private airline’s flight.

After almost nine months of her arrest, the model was indicted in the currency smuggling case but she pleaded not guilty to the charges.

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