KARACHI: Supermodel Ayyan Ali, who is now infamous for alleged money laundering, was seen mingling with students at the University of Karachi (KU) for the inauguration of a business venture by students of the varsity.
“They are two young energetic self-made entrepreneurs who came up with a new unique French Fries concept and created their own brand in a very short span to help disabled people by donating a certain percentage from their profits,” the supermodel wrote in a Facebook post along with photographs on Thursday.
“They invited me as the chief guest to the inauguration for this amazing social cause.”
About her role in the cause, Ayyan said the youth should be supported in their endeavours.
“Of course, we decided to support them for this social cause because this is the real youth of Pakistan and the bright future of our nation …I was given a warm welcome by the Chairman, Faculty members and Students of Department Of Public Administration,” read the Facebook post. “I attended a live Q/A session, had some amazing discussions with the faculty & students.”
In an apparent reference to the money laundering case, Ayyan said she would advise students not to create “perceptions on the basis of rumours, and should find real facts”.
“I gave them a simple message that they should not create their perception about anything on the basis of rumours; they should inquire for real facts and then move forward with their vision, because I want our youth to have full confidence as it will help them form their opinions about everything openly rather than implementing others opinions on themselves.”
Ayyan was released on July 16 after spending four months in Rawalpindi’s Adiala Jail. She was arrested on charges of money laundering by customs’ officials from Benazir Bhutto International Airport on March 14 after $506,800 were recovered from her luggage.
While in custody, Ayyan made headlines numerous times for everything from ‘VIP treatment’ to ‘transforming the atmosphere’ at Adiala jail. Her judicial remand was extended 16 times before she finally secured bail.