Her father had come to see his model daughter when he was attacked by an unidentified person and shot in the arm. Following the attack, he was taken to Benazir Bhutto Hospital in Rawalpindi where he received treatment.
When questioned about the applications submitted by different persons including her father to be present at her court meetings with her, she refused the meetings and wanting only her brother and lawyers present.
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Speaking to The Express Tribune after becoming stable, Ayyan’s father Raja Hafeez, said he has nominated Rehman Malik’s brother, Khalid Malik in the FIR pertaining to the shooting incident today.
He further added that he had been receiving threats over the past few weeks.
The hearing today comes just a day after customs officials deemed her proof of currency ownership as dubious following interrogation. Her property dealer Mumtaz was made a part of the probe following her claims that the money was earned after selling her five properties.
The court questioned about the B-class facilities for Ayyan, to which, senior official of the investigation team, Zargham Khan, said that a person booked under the Customs Act is not entitled to B-class facilities.
The court was also informed that investigation was underway and that an FIR would soon be submitted. The court ordered for the FIR to be submitted by April 11.
Talking to reporters, Khan said the customs case is clear and it had been proved “she was going abroad along with the cash. Attempting to smuggle is equivalent to smuggling.”
Ayyan’s property dealer earlier submitted documents which are being verified and will be produced at the next hearing.
“Punishment in a smuggling case is five to 14 years imprisonment if convicted” Khan said.
He further added that Ayyan had paid 14 visits to UAE and the rest to Malaysia and other countries. Another senior official said any kind of dealing in foreign currency is not allowed without the permission and involvement of the State Bank.