Supermodel Ayyan finally allowed to leave prison, on bail

A large number of people, including Ayyan's brother, gathered outside the jail to receive her


Web Desk July 16, 2015
PHOTO: NNI

Supermodel Ayyan was released on Thursday after spending over four months in Adiala jail over money laundering charges.

A large number of people, including Ayyan's brother, gathered outside the jail to receive her, Express News reported.

On July 14, Ayyan secured her release as a division bench of the Lahore High Court (LHC), headed by Justice Anwarul Haq, accepted her bail as it remarked that the accused was no more needed for investigation.

On Wednesday, the supermodel was forced to spend another day behind bars as the judge overseeing her release left and courts were closed.

Read: LHC orders Ayyan's release on bail

Banking Court Judge Sabir Sultan had been overseeing Ayyan’s case ever since Customs Court Judge Rana Aftab Ahmed Khan left on leave.

Arguing before the bench comprising Justice Anwarul Haq and Justice Arshad Mahmood Tabassum, Ayyan’s counsel claimed the Customs officials had arrested her and raised fake charges of money smuggling. “She has been behind bars for the last four months and under Customs Act, if the accused is a woman and if the investigation is completed she can be bailed out,” the counsel upheld.

Ayyan had been arrested by the Customs officials from Benazir Bhutto International Airport, Islamabad, on March 14 after US $506,800 was recovered from her luggage. She was taken to the Adiala Jail in Rawalpindi where she is held.

Read: Ayyan to spend another day in prison

While in custody, Ayyan made headlines for her VIP treatment and for 'transforming' the environment of Adiala jail.

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COMMENTS (9)

karamat | 5 years ago | Reply We know truth can not hide. Any thing available for rich people?
MSH | 5 years ago | Reply Just note who is defending AYAN.Ex Governor of Punjab A PPP stalwart.Who has defended Zardari in Swiss Case ,Farouk Naik.Is she so important to be Defended Ex P P P governor. So the stories about that she was carrying cash forc Zardari are not wrong.
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