Rawalpindi - A Rawalpindi court yesterday issued non-bailable arrest warrant of model Ayyan Ali in Customs Inspector Ijaz Mahmood murder case.

The case was heard on plea filed by late Ijaz’s wife who alleges that her husband was murdered to ‘protect’ Ayyan in money laundering case.

Customs authorities had nabbed Ayyan Ali at Benazir International Airport in March last year as she tried to smuggle at least $508,000 to United Arab Emirates. Subsequently, a money laundering case was launched against her. Inspector Ijaz, reportedly, was the official in-charge who confiscated the money.

According to slain inspector’s wife, her husband was made to pay the price for not succumbing to the pressure.

During the hearing, court issued non-bailable arrest warrant of the fashion model after stating that she has been summoned numerous times but not once she respected the order. The court has ordered authorities to produce her within a month.

Ayyan Ali is facing the money laundering case and her name has been repeatedly put and omitted from the Exit Control List during the last year. Recently, she was allowed to leave the country by Supreme Court however, she was again barred at the airport and she hasn’t left the country since then.