The Ministry of Interior has directed US blogger Cynthia Rochie to leave Pakistan within 15 days, after rejecting her application for visa extension. The development comes a day after the Islamabad High Court (IHC) expressed dissatisfaction over the interior ministry’s recent order related to the validity of Ritchie’s visa and gave the government a final opportunity to render proper assistance.
Controversial religious scholar Mufti Abdul Qavi has said that the Islamabad-based US blogger, Cynthia Ritchie requested him ‘a number of times’ for a meeting but he refused all the invitations. According to news report of local Urdu daily, Mufti Qavi said that numerous politicians from Punjab are also closely associated with Cynthia but he will reveal details at the right time.
A week after PPP moved Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) against Cynthia D. Ritchie for slanderous tweets, the Pakistan-based American blogger has come out with accusations of rape and assault against some top PPP leaders. In a live video on her Facebook page, Cynthia accused former interior minister Senator Rehman Malik of having raped her in Islamabad in 2011.