American blogger Cynthia D Richie, who had accused top Pakistani politicians of rape and harassment has been asked to leave the country within 15 days.
According to Geo News, the Pakistani Interior Ministry rejected Cynthia’s request to extend her Pakistan visa and asked her to leave the country within 15 days.
Protesting the decision, Ritchie accused the Interior Ministry of being under pressure.
Asked to leave the country within 15 days
“No reason has been given. We have a right to file an appeal and will do so. A higher forum must entertain my application & upon merits grant the visa,” she tweeted.
As per the local media reports, the Islamabad High Court asked the Ministry of Interior to decide on a petition filed by a Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) leader seeking to deport Cynthia after she was accused by the party of making derogatory remarks about former Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto.
Earlier this year, Cynthia made a series of startling revelations saying she was “raped” in 2011 by the country’s then-“Interior Minister Rehman Malik” at the President House in Islamabad and also accused former Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gillani of psychically manhandling her.
In a video broadcast live on Facebook, she also leveled serious allegations against federal health minister Makhdoom Shahabuddin saying he manhandled her.
‘We have a right to file an appeal and will do so’
“Occurred at IM’s house in min enclave 2011 around the OBL incident. I thought it a meeting about my visa but I was given flowers/ a drugged drink. I kept quiet – who in PPP govt would help me against PPP IM? Recently they attacked family; I’ve had it. Ready to face any accuser,” she had said in a tweet.
After Cynthia’s allegation, a PPP leader urged the Imran Khan-led PTI government to expel her for “hateful and slanderous comments” against former Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto.
Her statements are causing provocation and deep resentment among the leaders, workers and supporters of the party, said the PPP leader.
Source Geo News