Rawalpindi- Pakistani supermodel Ayyan, who is currently detained in a case of money laundering after attempting to fly abroad with USD 500,000, told a Customs Court in Rawalpindi that she had acquired the cash by selling a property to former interior minister Rehman Malik’s brother Khalid Malik.

Khalid Malik was allegedly set to travel with Ayyan on the same flight on Saturday morning when she was detained. Judge Mumtaz Hassan Chaudhry presided over a hearing of Ayyan’s bail plea during which she submitted a written response to the court. During the hearing, custom officials submitted records on bail plea of Ayyan Ali.

The model apologized, and asserted that she had no knowledge of the law that bars citizens from carrying an undeclared amount exceeding $10,000 to a foreign country. Ayyan’s father Raja Hafeez, who was present at the hearing, claimed that the allegation against his daughter was "nothing but propaganda". He also requested the court to investigate why Ayyan chose to sell her property to Khalid Malik. The court has reserved its decision on her bail plea. Ayyan was booked to travel on a flight to Dubai from Benazir Bhutto International Airport Saturday morning when Customs officials recovered about US $500,000 from her luggage.