Rawalpindi - The Lahore High Court (LHC), Rawalpindi Bench, yesterday ordered secretary interior to decide within 10 days about the application of the widow of Pakistan Customs Inspector Ijaz Chaudhry for placing the name of model Ayyan Ali on exit control list (ECL). The apex court disposed of the petition filed by Saima Ijaz, the widow of late Inspector Ijaz Chaudhry, and Riaz Afzal, brother of the deceased inspector.

The petitioners, while citing secretary interior, director general of Federal Investigation Agency, regional police officer, city police officer Rawalpindi and model Ayyan Ali as respondents, have maintained that the model girl must be stopped from proceeding to abroad. They said that Ayyan Ali’s name must be put on the ECL as she was responsible for the murder of Inspector Ijaz who was an important prosecution witness in the currency smuggling case. The widow in her petition has maintained that her family fears that Ayyan Ali, if allowed to travel abroad, would never come back to Pakistan. She said that the model should be probed in the case of Inspector Ijaz’s killing.

The widow has maintained in the petition that her husband died on June 4, 2015, two days after he was shot and wounded by two unknown men in Rawalpindi. She said that Ayyan was arrested on March 14, 2015. She said that her husband Inspector Ejaz was on duty that day and he prepared the recovery memo in the case against Ayyan Ali.

The widow claimed that her husband had told her that unknown people were pressurising him to help Ayyan Ali in the currency smuggling case. She said that he had feared for his life.

Earlier, Saima Ijaz had stated before police that Ayyan was responsible for the death of her husband. However police, on the other hand, had said in their initial investigations that Inspector Ijaz was shot dead after he resisted to unknown robbers who entered his home for robbery.