Ayyan serving politicians since 2011 for laundering money: FIA

02:11 PM | 6 Apr, 2015
Ayyan serving politicians since 2011 for laundering money: FIA
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ISLAMABAD (Web Desk) - Interrogation of supermodel Ayyan Ali in a money laundering case has led to beliefs that there is a link between the country’s fashion industry and political heavyweights.

The model has made shocking disclosures during her interrogation, naming several politicians and businessmen who used her services to deliver cash abroad, stated a special team of Federal Investigation Agency (FIA).

Background discussions and interviews with the supermodel’s family and friends reveal she has admitted to taking money abroad since 2011. Despite several attempts, the people named by Ayyan during interrogation did not respond.

Before her arrest, Ayyan had been travelling frequently to Europe and the UAE where she was said to be pursuing a career in music and modelling. She has not participated in the domestic fashion scene since last April.

After a modelling show in Karachi in March 2014, investigators say, she travelled to Dubai, Abu Dhabi and extensively in Europe, including London, Germany, Romania, Italy and France.