Another night of jail for Ayyan



After obtaining bail from the Lahore High Court (LHC), supermodel Ayyan was forced to spend another day in Adiala jail, where she had been detained since March 14 in a currency smuggling case.

On July 13, LHC accepted Ms Ali’s post arrest bail plea but due to procedural formalities, she could not be released. According to procedure, an accused can only be released following the issuance of a ‘robkar’, a court letter by the trail court.

In Ms Ali’s case, this letter had to be issued by the special court for customs, excise and taxation but the judge for this court was on leave.

Ayyan Ali’s counsel Khurram Latif Khosa told Dawn that the LHC, in its order, directed the judge of the trial court and district and sessions judge of Rawalpindi to issue the ‘robkar’.