Model Ayyan's remand extended for 14 days

Unidentified men opened fire on Ayyan's father Mohammed Hafeez while he was on his way to attend his daughter's hearing near Gujjar Khan.

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Published: Sun 29 Mar 2015, 10:13 PM

Last updated: Thu 25 Jun 2015, 9:16 PM

Rawalpindi: A customs court on Saturday extended for 14 days the judicial remand of supermodel Ayyan, who was arrested on March 14 from Benazir Bhutto International Airport for attempting to fly out to a Gulf country with over $0.5 million in her possession.

After the termination of her earlier 14-day judicial remand, Ayyan arrived at the hearing which was presided by Mumtaz Hussain Chaudhry. An investigation team comprising customs personnel was also present at the hearing.

Ayyan was clad in a traditional burqa and a face veil when she arrived at the court amid tight security. Her lawyer Khurram Latif Khosa presented before the court documentary evidence showing that she acquired money from her property dealer Mumtaz, who according to her, materialised the deal of five of her properties.

Customs officials requested the court an extension in Ayyan’s judicial remand, following which the court extended her remand for 14 days and ordered her appearance in the court on April 11.

Ayyan’s lawyers also requested the court to assign her a class B 'VIP' inmate status.

They argued that class B status was Ayyan’s right because she was an educated personality and a “graduate”.

Customs officials opposed the request maintaining that any inmate arrested in a case of money-laundering cannot be granted class B status.

The court rejected Ayyan’s plea to be granted class B status.

Father injured in firing incident

Unidentified men opened fire on Ayyan’s father Mohammed Hafeez while he was on his way to attend his daughter’s hearing near Gujjar Khan.

Police shifted him to Rawalpindi’s district headquarters teaching hospital where his condition was stated to be out of danger.

Hafeez had earlier expressed concerns to media over threats to his life.

Speaking to reporters later, Hafeez, said he has nominated Rehman Malik’s brother, Khalid Malik, in the FIR in the shooting incident. He said he had been receiving threats over the past few weeks.

Sources said this was the third attack on Ayyan’s father since she was arrested on March 14 from Islamabad airport.



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