Cynthia D. Ritchie: The Islamabad High Court reserved decision on case registration
ISLAMABAD: The Islamabad High Court (IHC) has reserved judgment on a petition filed by Cynthia D. Ritchie, a US citizen.
Islamabad High Court Chief Justice Athar Minallah, while hearing the case, said that the decision of the local court had not been ordered to register the case.
He said that the court has only asked the FIA for an inquiry, and the court does not interfere in the inquiry of any such institution.
“We will not go into the merits of the case, but no FIR has been ordered,” the chief justice said. This is an inquiry, and the FIA is looking into the matter. “
It should be noted that the local court in Islamabad had ordered the FIA to investigate and register a case against Cynthia Richie.
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“Where the FIA was asked to file a case, we have challenged it,” Cynthia Richie’s lawyer told the court.
On the other hand, Cynthia Richie, while talking to the media in the Islamabad High Court, said, “I was informed about what happened to me through the US embassy in 2011, and I am still in touch with the American Citizen Services.”
He said there was no reason to tell Pakistani officials about the incident.
“The person who attacked me was the most powerful person in the country during the PPP era.”
“When I saw the video of Malik Riaz’s daughters abusing other women, I remembered my case,” said Cynthia Richie.
“My original tweet was taken out of context,” she said. The tweet was not intended to insult anyone, especially the dead woman.
“I am sure that truth and justice will prevail, long live Pakistan.”