KARACHI: Model Ayyan Ali’s visit to the University of Karachi to inaugurate a departmental project, sparked a furious reaction by people on social media who took KU to task for inviting a “convict in huge money laundering scandal as chief guest”.
The supermodel was invited by the Department of Public Administration to inaugurate a joint venture of two students of the department meant to help disabled people by donating a certain amount of percentage from their profits.
“They invited me as the chief guest to do the inauguration for this amazing social cause. After my team did some research on ChipsNDips, we all were truly impressed with their activities so far because at this young age they are studying, working and helping out needy people which is definitely not an easy task to do,” Ayyan Ali said in her Facebook post.
In a veiled message without mentioning the money laundering case, Ayyan urged the students that “they should not create their perception about anything on the basis of rumors they should inquire the real facts and then move forward with their vision.” She was also awarded an appreciation shield at the end of the ceremony.
It may be mentioned here that the supermodel was arrested at Islamabad’s Benazir Bhutto International Airport on March 14 on charges of money laundering after being caught with over half-a-million dollars by customs officials.