FIA to register case against Cynthia Ritchie on court orders

Federal Investigation Agency (FIA), on Monday, has been ordered to register case against US blogger Cynthia Ritchie.

Additional District and Sessions Judge (ASJ) – Jahangir Awan conducted the hearing on the petition filed by PPP Islamabad President Advocate Shakeel Abbasi against US blogger Cynthia Ritchie.

The petition had sought for a case to be registered against the Ms Richie under Cybercrime Act for ‘her very derogatory and slanderous remarks’ against ex-prime minister and PPP leader Benazir Bhutto.

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“Ritchie’s remarks have caused immense pain and agony to the millions of people who revere and pay their utmost respect to Shaheed Mohtarma Benazir Bhutto,” read the petition.

Upon hearing the arguments, the court then, ordered FIA to register a case against the US citizen.

Prior to this,  FIA and Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) had refused to register a case against Ms Ritchie and had requested the court to dismiss the plea.

It is pertinent to know that US blogger Cynthia Ritchie has earlier accused PPP leaders including Rehman Malik, former Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gillani and former health minister Makhdoom Shahabuddin of sexual abuse.