SC suspends SHC order to remove Ayyan's name from ECL

Federal govt had approached SC against SHC’s order directing interior ministry to remove supermodel's name from ECL


Hasnaat Mailk March 17, 2016
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ISLAMABAD: The apex court on Thursday suspended Sindh High Court's (SHC) order to remove supermodel Ayyan's name from the Exit Control List (ECL).

The federal government had approached the SC to appeal against SHC’s order calling for the removal of Ayyan’s name from ECL.

Money laundering case: Govt petions SC against removal of Ayyan’s name from ECL

The federal government through Collector of Customs Model Customs Collectorate earlier this week filed an appeal through Farogh Nawaz Lodhi advocate against the SHC’s March 7 order, wherein the interior secretary was directed to immediately remove Ayyan’s name from the ECL and submit compliance report within 14 days.

The supermodel was arrested by customs officials from Benazir Bhutto International Airport, Islamabad on March 14, 2015 after $506,800 was recovered from her luggage. She was released from Adiala Jail in Rawalpindi after almost four months in detention. She has already been indicted in the money laundering case but denies the charges.

The appeal stated that all prosecution evidences will be recorded on March 24 and trial is expected to conclude in a short time span, if the petitioner extends due cooperation and seriousness.

SHC orders removal of Ayyan’s name from ECL

The government has expressed apprehension that there is a chance that Ayyan may leave the country to escape the proceedings, adding that if she seriously considers herself innocent then appropriate course of action is to pray for expeditious trial.

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COMMENTS (4)

Saleem | 5 years ago | Reply It is unfair for Ayyan for this case to drag on that long with prosecution still trying to put together a case. SC must have slapped prosecution for that and punished someone for their negligence. Whole nation saw her accompanied by Mr. 100%'s PA carrying a bag, supposedly full of US $. If prosecutor didn't see footage then he should have asked any TV channel to provide it. But still prosecution so far has failed to nailed a case. And this case has a hallmark of Mr. 100%. The person who was originally conducting inquiry got murdered. So everyone knows what is going on here - except for Prosecutor and higher ups, or all of them are trying to protect someone here. Shouldn't SC have probed little bit and have asked some tough questions here?
Ch. Allah Daad | 5 years ago | Reply Why courts would let go away their only entertainment?
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