Supermodel Ayyan sent to Adiala jail for 'smuggling' $500,000

Published: March 14, 2015



RAWALPINDI: Custom officials arrested model and actor Ayyan from Islamabad airport on Saturday allegedly for money laundering, Express News reported.

Ayyan was caught with $500,000 which she was allegedly smuggling to Dubai.

The supermodel has been sent on a 14-day judicial remand to Adiala jail.

Further, a special customs court has admitted a plea seeking Ayyan’s bail.

Ayyan was set to board an Emirates airline to Dubai and according to Airport Security Force did not declare that she was carrying a large sum of money.

A money laundering case has been filed against her and she will soon be presented to a court.

Ayyan recently moved to Europe where she is working on taking up a new career in music.

Read: The allure of Ayyan

In 2011, renowned singer Rahat Fateh Ali Khan was arrested by Indian authorities for carrying a large amount of undeclared foreign currency.

Read: Rahat freed but faces currency probe


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  • Pakistani
    Mar 14, 2015 - 1:10PM

    now put her in jail. Recommend

  • usman
    Mar 14, 2015 - 1:18PM

    and now ladies and gentleman we would see the whole nation asking her how she earn that much money,

    maybe that’s her life saving and she is running out of this chaotic country never to return back

    whatever the case its her money let her do what she likes keep it,take it,burn it Recommend

  • omair
    Mar 14, 2015 - 2:19PM

    Looks like after politicians, media and law enforcement agencies, even supermodels are correct. On the top, Rehman Malik’s brother is also involved in this laundering.Recommend

  • Parvez
    Mar 14, 2015 - 3:08PM

    ….but if you are SOMEBODY you can shift millions with no one asking.Recommend

  • Lobster
    Mar 14, 2015 - 3:30PM

    When the man who admitted money laundering can become minister, why not she launder it too?Recommend

  • Pakistani
    Mar 14, 2015 - 6:21PM

    Zaradri and Sharif become President and PM, and Ayyan goes to jail???????Recommend

  • ahsan
    Mar 14, 2015 - 7:43PM

    The person on whose name this airport is and their family laundred billions of $$$ and custom officials kept sleeping….and now they are capturing these little fishes…Recommend

  • Irfan
    Mar 14, 2015 - 9:17PM

    Even at British immigration , you cannot travel with more than £ 10,000 , even if you are a billionaire .

    The main reason behind is to avoid Money Laundering and discourage tax evasion . She was transferring the money illegally to avoid tax levy . Greed is curse . By paying few thousand dollars in taxes , her all money was going to be white . What a shame and what a greed. Recommend

  • Atheist_Pakistani
    Mar 14, 2015 - 9:21PM

    Whatever the case, it’s damn impressive she managed to earn so much while working in Pakistan. Look at all these engineer/doctors get paid in Pakistan, peanuts compared to super models! Amazing! Respect for Ayyan.Recommend

  • Umair Waheed, IBA Khayban e Hafiz
    Mar 15, 2015 - 12:18AM

    Probably one day’s hard work ;) gone down the drain. The prisoners in Adiala should be proud. Atleast now shift her to a men’s jail cell. Recommend

  • Ali
    Mar 15, 2015 - 5:29AM

    People are saying Ayan was smuggling $$$ for rehman malik, meanwhile rehman malik;s brother bailed out rehab from jail today as welkRecommend

  • The Khan-Waterloo,Ontario
    Mar 15, 2015 - 7:56AM

    $500,000?? God is very unfair sometimes. I am in final stages of completing my thesis for honors in biochem and i am fully aware that it would take me years and years before reaching that amount and here is Ayaan, getting 500,000 at the age of 19 based on her looks. I wish i was handsome enoughRecommend

  • Malik
    Mar 15, 2015 - 9:48AM

    Ayah should have sought advice from owners of HDS, ARY and Bahria properties of how to transfer billions without getting caught. She will now have to lay it on line—- u know whatRecommend

  • Mirza
    Mar 15, 2015 - 9:54AM

    Keep the money and let her go. She is moving her assets overseas like most civil and military officials. She just could not do it “properly” like others. Recommend

  • JSM
    Mar 15, 2015 - 9:57AM

    Mr Rahat Fateh Ali Khan was detained in February 2011 when taking USD124,000 out of India. There is need for better understanding of currency laws by Pakistanis.Recommend

  • proud punjabi
    Mar 15, 2015 - 11:16AM

    Man! I need to start a laundry bussiness if I can earn so much money from laundering!Recommend

  • Kanfuzed
    Mar 15, 2015 - 12:29PM

    This happens when you don’t bribe..Recommend

  • Aleem
    Mar 15, 2015 - 12:42PM

    It seems she is visiting a lawyer’s office. I dont see any police force or airport…..Recommend

  • Critic
    Mar 16, 2015 - 7:47AM

    @proud punjabi:

    Man, that was just horribleRecommend

  • Indian Observer
    Mar 16, 2015 - 10:53AM

    @ Proud Punjabi

    LOL . Recommend

  • Basym
    Mar 16, 2015 - 4:18PM

    She’s just a puppet we want full network traced and put behind bars with full justice to Pakistan and also be prosecuted for corrupting the culture of the nation by such songs n modelling. Recommend

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