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Ayyan currency smuggling case: hearing adjourned until July 11

RAWALPINDI: A Rawalpindi customs court on Monday adjourned the hearing of the money laundering case against supermodel Ayyan Ali until July 11.

The model was expected to be indicted today on separate charges of currency smuggling detailed in an earlier First Information Report (FIR).

During today’s hearing, Ali’s counsel Sardar Latif Ahmed Khosa argued that two others involved in the case, Owais and Mumtaz were yet to be arrested. He therefore contended that the model could not be indicted.

Judge Aftab Ahmed Khan subsequently adjourned the next hearing of the case until July 13.

During the hearing, Ayyan had protested against a character assassination campaign launched on social media, requesting the court to take notice of it and put an end to it. A closed-door hearing had taken place as the court recorded the model’s statements on the social media assassination.

It is pertinent to mentioned that she has been sent on judicial remand at least twelve times.

Last week, the model’s second bail plea was rejected by the Lahore High Court (LHC). Ali’s counsel had said she would file for bail again.

Ayyan Ali was arrested at Islamabad’s Benazir Bhutto International Airport on March 14 on charges of charges smuggling after being caught with over half a million dollars by customs officials.


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