Ayyan Ali again escapes indictment, files acquittal plea


Indictment of super model Ayyan Ali in currency smuggling case on Thursday was adjourned for the 11th time till October 28. Ayyan Ali along with her lawyers appeared before Customs court judge Rana Aftab Ahmed and filed a plea for her acquittal.
As the hearing began, Custom prosecutor requested the court to initiate the indictment proceedings against Ayyan Ali.
On the contrary, Ayyan’s lawyer Latif Khosa filed a petition requesting the acquittal of his client from the case.
The plea stated that no proof of currency smuggling was found during the interrogation therefore Ayyan should be acquitted from the charges.
It was also stated in the plea that High court has also not declared a case related to the incident as currency smuggling.
The point was also raised in the petition that Ayyan Ali while carrying the amount had yet not attained the boarding pass and was going to leave after handing over the money to her brother.
Latif Khosa also requested the court to return the confiscated mobile and money after releasing her client.
The court after reviewing the plea directed the custom authorities to submit reply on it and adjourned the proceedings of the case till October 28.
Ayyan Ali was detained at the BB international airport on March 14 as she waited in a VIP lounge before her Dubai flight. Pakistani law bars any passenger from carrying over $10,000 and investigators say they found $506,800 tucked into her luggage.

She has maintained the money was solely hers since her arrest.