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Ayyan Ali to approach SC against non-removal of name from ECL

JagoTimesISLAMABAD: Model Ayyan Ali has decided to approach the Supreme Court against the federal government for not removing her name from the Exit Control List (ECL).

Ali’s counsel Chaudhry Akhtar Ali told The Express Tribune on Saturday that he is likely to move a contempt petition in the apex court on Monday against non-removal of her client’s name from ECL despite a verdict in this regard.

Supreme Court on Wednesday upheld Sindh High Court’s order to remove the model’s name from the ECL, observing that mere pendency of a criminal case could not serve as a justification to prohibit movement.

SHC orders removal of Ayyan’s name from ECL

The supermodel was arrested by customs officials from Benazir Bhutto International Airport, Islamabad on March 14, 2015 after $506,800 was recovered from her luggage. She was released from Adiala Jail in Rawalpindi after almost four months in detention. She has already been indicted in the money laundering case but denies the charges.

Further, SC on April 6 reserved judgment on the federal government’s appeal against SHC to remove Ayyan’s name from the ECL. She is under trial on money laundering charges and currently on bail.

Justice Ejaz Afzal Khan has expressed wonder that what terrible thing will happen if she goes out of the country. He remarked that a person can go abroad even on pleasure trip.

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