Cur­rency smug­gling: IHC is­sues no­tice to Ayyan Ali

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IS­LAM­ABAD—Is­lam­abad High Court on Friday is­sued no­tice to model Ayyan Ali in plea seek­ing le­gal ac­tion against her un­der money laun­der­ing sec­tions. The plea was filed by Fed­eral Board of Rev­enue re­quest­ing the court to an­nul Cus­toms court’s verdict and act against the model un­der Anti-Money Laun­der­ing Act.

Cus­toms Spe­cial Judge had re­jected a plea in the mat­ter on March 30. The Is­lam­abad High Court has sum­moned a re­ply from Ayyan Ali within two weeks.

Ayyan Ali was booked af­ter she was found in pos­ses­sion of at least $506,800 in cash at Be­nazir In­ter­na­tional Air­port in March last year.

She was to board a pri­vate air­line’s flight to United Arab Emi­rates. The cur­rency smug­gling case against her also saw a feud with the In­te­rior Ministry. She was per­mit­ted by the Sindh High Court to travel abroad or­der­ing the ministry to re­move her name from the Exit Con­trol List.

Ayyan had ap­proached the Supreme Court over de­lay in com­pli­ance with the high court’s verdict. The Supreme Court up­held high court’s de­ci­sion and or­dered In­te­rior Min­is­ter to omit her name. How­ever, her pass­port was again taken back as another plea was filed.

Peo­ple are tak­ing a nap un­der shadow of metro track.

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