rawalpindi - Saima Chaudhry, widow of the killed Customs Inspector Chauhdry Ijaz, held model and actress Ayyan Ali responsible for murder of her husband.

Pakistan Customs Inspector Chaudhry Ijaz, who was murdered on June 4, 2015 near his house by unknown armed men, was the key witness of prosecution in Ayyan Ali currency smuggling case.

Saima Chaudhry, widow of the customs inspector, appeared before police investigators yesterday and told them that Ayyan Ali was responsible for murder of her husband and her name needed to be put on the exit control list.  She further said that the police needed to investigate Ayyan Ali in the case of murder of Ijaz. In here statement, copy of which is also available with The Nation, Saima said that her husband was In-charge State Warehouse, Air Freit Unit (AFU), PIA cargo at the Benazir Bhutto Islamabad International Airport in 2015. She said that her husband took into official custody the currency recovered from custody Model Ayyan Ali in March last year.

Saima told the police that Ijaz used to tell her that he was under a lot of pressure for being associated with the currency smuggling case. She claimed that her husband told her that some unknown men had been asking him to make some fake entries in the official record for favouring Ayyan Ali. She said that Ijaz told her that the callers had asked him that if he did not cooperate with them, they could take his life.

Saima further said that she had approached to Waris Khan police time and again to get her statement recorded but the police did not cooperate with her. The widow had to move the court of District and Session Judge Khalid Navid Dar through her lawyer Advocate Haseeb Ahmed and the court ordered the police to record her statement. Police made the statement of Saima part of police investigation report.

Chaudhry Riaz Afzal, real brother of Inspector Ijaz Chaudhry, also recorded his statement before the police. He said that his brother received bullet wound in the leg. He told that doctors treated his brother in the Benazir Bhutto Hospital and said the patient was out of danger. 

He further stated that the doctors on request of some customs officials took his brother to operation theater. He said that he was informed that the operation had been successful and he was asked to arrange blood for Ijaz. He claimed that two days after on June 4 2015, the doctors told him that his brother had died. He noted that initially Waris Khan police tried to twist the facts by portraying the incident as dacoity and registered murder case against two unknown robbers.  

Chauhdry Riaz Afzal said that Ayyan Ali and her two unknown accomplices were responsible for murder of Chaudhry Ijaz.