SC suspends SHC order to  remove Ayyan Ali name from ECL

ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court has suspended Sindh High Court order to remove model Ayyan Ali’s name from the Exit Control List (ECL).On March 07, the SHC had directed the authorities concerned to strike model Ayyan Ali’s name off the ECL.An application was filed in the Supreme Court’s on Tuesday against removal of her name from ECL. The plea was filed by the Pakistan Customs.

Hearing the plea, the apex court directed Ayyan’s counsel Latif Khosa to submit a comprehensive response in this regard.Ayyan’s name was placed on the ECL on November 20, 2015. She was arrested from the Benazir Bhutto International Airport in March last year after custom officials discovered over half a million dollars in her suitcase.Ayyan Ali, now on bail, was facing trial for smuggling $500,000 before the Customs Court at Rawalpindi.


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