Cynthia D. Richie informs IHC she’s been part of ISPR and KP govt. film projects

Cynthia has been working on many film projects in collaboration with the military’s media affairs wing Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government.

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The Ministry of Interior has notified the Islamabad High Court that the US blogger Cynthia D. Ritchie is living in Pakistan on an ‘extended’ visa. She has been working on many film projects in collaboration with the military’s media affairs wing Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government.

In its report submitted to the IHC on Friday, the Ministry stated that Ms. Ritchie “informed in her statement that she had been working with the ISPR and the KPK Government on various film projects.

 

She further stated that she was waiting for complete documents for the formal extension of her business visa for one year, which may take a few more days. Therefore, she requested for a temporary extension of 30 days in her visa.”

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PPP files a petition against Richie

The Additional Attorney General, Tariq Mehmood Khokhar, submitted that Ms. Ritchie’s visa was extended until August the 31st. The US Blogger had not committed any illegality or any undesirable or anti-state activity, as alleged.

The court adjourned the hearing until next week for final arguments on the petition of the PPP activist Iftikhar Ahmed.

Ahmed had challenged Cynthia’s extended stay in Pakistan after the expiry of her business visa in March. He alleged that she was involved in a media campaign against leaders of the opposition party.

The petitioner referred to various activities of the respondent and her media statements and social media posts, which, according to him, were derogatory and objectionable.

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According to the Interior Ministry’s report, “Cynthia D. Ritchie denied all the allegations against her; she stated that her visa expired on March the 2nd. In this regard, the blogger submitted an application before the date of expiry. However, due to the Covid-19 situation, no extensions were being processed, and all foreigners were granted an extension.”

She said the police authorities in Islamabad had issued her an entry pass for her residence in the Diplomatic Enclave after necessary verification.

About her visits to the Federally Administered Tribal Areas, Ritchie explained, “Interviewing tribal leaders and going anywhere in Pakistan is not a crime under any law of Pakistan. I have always traveled with appropriate clearances from concerned authorities.”

What are your views on this? Share with us in the comments bar below.

  • trying to spin it into something to get choor dako qatil peepee off the hook? 

  • I hate PPP & PMLN. But I hate more a white privileged enabled by our inferiority complex ridden military brass. She was a nobody in her country and in Pakistan she has became a sociopolitical celebrity

     

  • @Ahmed

    Exactly the reason, Why an american lady meeting in military and airforce bases, roaming freely everywhere she wants to? No American comes to Pakistan except when they have some very serious business down here. 


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