Interior ministry lifts travel ban on Ayyan Ali

The supermodel is accused of attempting to smuggle more than $500,000 out of the country

Rana Tanveer February 22, 2017
Supermodel Ayyan Ali. PHOTO: FILE

LAHORE: Following directions from the Supreme Court, the Ministry of Interior removed on Wednesday the name of supermodel Ayyan Ali from the Exit Control List.

"It has been decided to delete the name of Ms Ayyan Ali... from the Exit Control List," read a Ministry of Interior notification, which is available with The Express Tribune.

“All departments concerned are intimated and asked to act accordingly".

Ayyan was arrested on March 14, 2015, on the charges of money laundering after customs officials recovered $506,000 from her luggage at the Islamabad’s Benazir Bhutto International Airport before she could board a flight to Dubai.

No restriction on Ayyan’s travel: CJP

A customs court in November 2015 indicted Ayyan for attempting to smuggle out more than $500,000, to which she pleaded ‘not guilty’.

She was granted bail in July 2015 after spending nearly four months in Rawalpindi’s Adiala Jail — and after her judicial remand was extended at least 16 times.


Atsul | 6 years ago | Reply Shameless authorities and politicians.... she got caught red handed on camera and still didn't get convicted.
Abeer | 6 years ago | Reply Please remove any personal details from the letter.
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