ISLAMABAD: The Ministry of Interior on Wednesday clarified that the government had not placed supermodel Ayan Ali on the Exit Control List (ECL).
“Under the new procedure, any name can only be included in the ECL after recommendation by a court of law or the investigating department concerned,” a statement issued by interior ministry said.
No one would be allowed to use ECL laws for personal, political and financial disputes, the statement added.
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Ayyan was released on bail on July 16 after spending four months in Rawalpindi’s Adiala Jail. She 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.
Meanwhile, Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan ordered the ministry to immediately remove names of family members of Ahmed Raza Kasuri from the ECL, a spokesperson of the interior ministry said.
Taking note of the off-loading of Kasuri's daughter and grandchildren from a Bangkok-bound plane, the interior minister ordered to hold an inquiry into the matter that why ECL laws were misused despite clear directives that they could not be applied in matters relating to family disputes, he added.
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Nisar has also ordered to return passports of members of the Kasuri family and their names be removed from ECL immediately, the spokesperson said.
The interior minister has also asked ministry officials to make an apology to Kasuri, ordering the suspension of the officer concerned, he added.
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