SC upholds order to remove model Ayyan Ali’s name from ECL



The Supreme Court on Tuesday decided to uphold its order to remove Ayyan Ali’s name from the Exit Control List (ECL) as a three-member bench headed by Chief Justice Saqib Nisar discarded the contempt of court applications the supermodel and the Interior Ministry had filed against each other.

Justice Nisar said if the court’s orders were not upheld, the matter would be dealt with in the SC and not sent to a lower court.

Earlier in the case, on Jan 30 the SC discarded the ministry’s appeal to keep model Ayyan Ali’s name on the ECL and upheld the Sindh High Court’s verdict to remove her name from the same.

Ayyan was nominated in a case relating to the customs officer’s murder, who was killed in 2015 while he was allegedly investigating the money laundering case involving the model.