Dubai – Pakistan has removed the name of the supermodel Ayyan Ali from the Exit Control List, according to an official notification issued by the Ministry of Interior on Wednesday.
The Interior Ministry forwarded the official notification to the Federal Investigation Agency, ISI, Military Intelligence, Intelligence Bureau and all concerned departments.
Ayyan’s name has been removed in accordance with the Supreme Court’s verdict of January 30, 2017, the notification said.
Model Ayyan Ali had been allowed to travel abroad, according to the Apex court’s verdict. The Supreme Court had upheld the earlier verdict of the Sindh High Court (SHC), which had announced the decision to remove Ali’s name from the ECL, on January 19.
In its decision, the SHC had stated the interior ministry had put Ali’s name in the ECL with mala fide intentions.
In November 2015, Ali pleaded guilty when she was indicted for attempting to smuggle more than half a million dollars in cash out of the country.
The model was stopped at Islamabad’s Benazir Bhutto International Airport on March 14, 2015 before reportedly boarding a flight to Dubai. She was arrested on charges of money laundering after customs officials recovered $506,000 from her luggage.