Finally: Supermodel Ayyan Ali leaves for Dubai after name removed from ECL

Published: February 23, 2017
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KARACHI: Supermodel Ayyan Ali left Pakistan for Dubai on Thursday after her name was removed from the Exit Control List (ECL).

Following directions from the Supreme Court, the Ministry of Interior removed her name from the ECL.

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

The supermodel took an Emirates flight from Quaid-e-Azam International Airport, Karachi and has yet to reach Dubai after months of travel ban that had been imposed on her.

Interior ministry lifts travel ban on Ayyan Ali

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.

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.

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  • a&a
    Feb 23, 2017 - 4:20PM

    Wah ji Wah…..Recommend

  • Fahad
    Feb 23, 2017 - 4:29PM

    Panama judgement coming soon in favor of PMLNRecommend

  • kemosabe
    Feb 23, 2017 - 4:39PM

    She must have been drooling all the way to the airport and on the flight to do her hi-so act and meet her main man in Dubai.Recommend

  • FAZ
    Feb 23, 2017 - 5:22PM

    And no one would have dared to check how many dollars she is taking this timeRecommend

  • HK
    Feb 23, 2017 - 6:46PM

    not a supermodel. Recommend

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