Pakistani supermodel Ayyan Ali was released on Thursday after spending four months in Rawalpindi's Adiala Jail. The model was arrested on charges of money laundering by customs' officials from Benazir Bhutto International Airport on March 14 after $506,800 were recovered from her luggage.
While in custody, Ayyan made headlines numerous times for everything from 'VIP treatment' to 'transforming the atmosphere' at Adiala jail. Her judicial remand was extended 16 times before finally getting a bail.
Upon release on Thursday, the supermodel was even chased by select media channels in a paparazzi-style pursuit that is being dubbed as “Diana-esque" by some. Here are some of the reactions from Twitter:
In pursuit of Ayyan-ess
Chased by Paparazzi, #AyyanAli getting Diana's treatment... God Forbid— Shahzad Raza (@OldPakistan_) July 16, 2015
Ayan ali ki gari signal pe rok gahi hai.. ayan ki car ne right indicator de rahi hai..ayan ki car 2 gariyon k darmyan. Ayan....— Hazara (@SHussainHazara) July 16, 2015
#AyyanAli car is being interrupted to slow it down near Supermarket!— Murtaza Ali Shah (@MurtazaViews) July 16, 2015
Ayyan Ali is a very well-off young woman who owns v expensive properties.Charged w/ money smuggling,she is NOT a victim. Stop glorifying her— Mehr Tarar (@MehrTarar) July 16, 2015
It appears from TV coverage as if there is Ayyan Ali's rukhsatee.— Umar Cheema (@UmarCheema1) July 16, 2015
The TV channels will stop following Ayyan's vehicle the minute viewers stop tuning in to such coverage— omar r quraishi (@omar_quraishi) July 16, 2015
Ayyan Ali farted. Geo News first to smell.— Svengali (@Ronin212) July 16, 2015
Some lamented the sorry state of affairs
All those TV anchors who lied n specualted that #AyyanAli is pregnant should issue unconditional apology to her n must learn basic ethics— Pakistan Media Watch (@PakPressWatch) July 16, 2015
#ayyanali case has proved that the courts are useless.. The law books should burnt to ashes now.. Only the weaker gets punished here.— Arsalan Taj (@ArsalanGhumman) July 16, 2015
Some pondered over Ayyan's next career move
#Ayaan Ali is released now ... Are the media channels thinking about making her a host too :P Hahaha :P— Miss Chatkhaar (@MissChatkhaar) July 16, 2015
Others felt bad the police had lost their beloved prisoner
Meanwhile after releasing from jail Ayyan Ali distributing EiDi to people outside. pic.twitter.com/ZBkNbl7Xww— Ahmer 🇵🇰 ✪ (@DaPakiGuy) July 16, 2015
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