LAHORE - Model Ayyan Ali yesterday filed an appeal in the Lahore High Court seeking her acquittal in money-laundering case.

Ayyan Ali filed her appeal through her counsel Khurram Latif Khan Khosa against the order of Rawalpindi Customs Court in which she was denied acquittal on November 6. The trial court had already framed charges against her.

In her appeal, the model stated that she was arrested in a fabricated case and kept in ‘illegal’ detention for four months. The model appealed to the court to set aside the order of customs court and acquit her.

Ayyan was taken into custody after being found in possession of $500,000 by custom authorities at the Benazir International Airport. According to custom officials, currency notes were seized during the checking of Ayyan’s luggage when she was about to leave for Dubai.

A Customs Appellate Bench comprising Justice Abdul Sami Khan is likely to hear her appeal during the next week.

Remanded: An Anti-Terrorism Court granted two-day physical remand of Haris Afzal and handed him over to the NAB for his alleged involvement in Punjab loan scam.

NAB officials produced the suspect before the court and pleaded that he violated orders of the Supreme Court and did not show volunteer return of the plundered money.

He pointed out that the suspect had not been appearing before the interrogators and tried to sell his property. The officer asked the court to grant 15-day physical remand for investigation.

The court, however, granted two-day remand and directed NAB to produce the suspect on Monday.

The NAB accused the suspect of fraud, forgery and illegal sale of property in Dubai worth Rs 1 billion.