Supermodel Ayyan Ali Released From Adiala Jail

Supermodel Ayyan Ali was released from Adiala jail on bail Thursday, where she was forced to spend another day despite obtaining bail from the Lahore High Court on July 13, DawnNews reported.

The model’s ‘robkar’ documents were issued early Thursday morning.

Ayyan was asked to furnish two surety bonds of Rs500,000 each to the jail authorities for her release, but she could not be released on Wednesday, July 14, due to procedural formalities.

According to procedure, an accused can only be released following the issuance of a ‘robkar’, a court letter by the trial court.

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

The supermodel’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’.

According to him, a certified copy of the LHC order was produced in the sessions court but at the time, the sessions judge was not present and the duty judge is not authorised to issue the letter. However, he said that by Thursday morning, the order would be produced before the special judge banking court, who is overseeing the customs court as well.

After the formalities are complete and the LHC order along with the court letter are submitted to jail authorities, Ayyan Ali will be released, he said.

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