Pakistan

KARACHI – Model Ayyan Ali on Thursday flew to Sri Lanka after the Ministry of Interior struck out her name from Exit Control List (ECL).


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Following the verdict of Supreme Court announced on January 30, the ministry issued a notification stating that name of the model has been removed from the list.

She was facing a ban on her travel abroad since March 14, 2015. Ayyan Ali was arrested at Benazir Bhutto International Airport, Islamabad by customs officials for illegally carrying $0.5 million.

On February 21, the Supreme Court of Pakistan upheld its decision, which was announced on January 30, to remove model Ayyan Ali’s name from the ECL.

A three-member bench headed by Chief Justice Saqib Nisar had also disposed of the contempt of court applications filed by Ayyan Ali and the Ministry of Interior against each other.