Model Ayyan Ali likely to be arrested

Model Ayyan Ali likely to be arrested

*RAWALPINDI - Non-bailable arrest warrants have been issued for model Ayyan Ali, in currency smuggling case.*

The money laundering accused has been absconding from trial of the case after going abroad under different pretenses.

In fresh orders, the court directed the custom officials to arrest the accused and present her in court by Oct 22. Customs prosecutor Amin Feroz noted that Ayyan Ali had not turned up in court since December 8, 2015.

The accused model’s lawyer, Sardar Latif Khosa, didn’t make it to the court. A junior lawyer, Syed Iqbal Hussain, represented the accused on Mr. Khosa’s behalf.

The junior lawyer informed the court that Ms Ali was unwell because of which she could not be present in court, and he also requested temporary leave from absence for his client.

The court sought fresh medical reports of Ms Ali and said exemptions couldn’t be granted on the basis of old medical certificates.