KARACHI (Staff Report) – The Sindh High Court (SHC) Monday ordered federal interior ministry to remove the name of model Ayyan Ali from Exit Control List (ECL).

Accepting a plea filed by Ayyan Ali against the decision of Rawalpindi Customs Court, in which the judge had rejected model’s request to remove her name from ECL, the SHC said that Ayyan Ali’s name should be removed from list immediately.

Ayyan was arrested by the Customs officials from Benazir Bhutto International Airport, Islamabad, in March on charges of smuggling US $500,000 abroad. Afterwards she remained held at Rawalpindi’s Adiala Jail till Lahore High Court (LHC) ordered her release.

Later on, the Customs Court also returned her passport but refused to remove her name from Exit Control List (ECL). The model moved Sindh High Court (SHC) against Customs Court’s decision.