ISLAMABAD - Arrest warrants of model Ayyan Ali have been issued by a court in Karachi.
Ayyan Ali is facing trial in a currency smuggling case due to her absence from court since 2015.
The case was presided over by Arshad Hussain Bhutta, who observed in annoyance that the suspect was once again a no-show for the hearing.
Ayyan Ali was represented by Syed Iqbal Hussain, a junior lawyer associated with the chamber of former Punjab governor Sardar Latif Khan Khosa, who submitted before the court that she was unable to appear "due to illness" and requested that she be granted temporary absence.
The court rejected the application filed by the defence lawyer.