Baji Cynthia Ritchie asked to leave Pakistan

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Cynthia Ritchie, a Caucasian (white) American woman, living in Pakistan for a decade, has been in the news often: attacking Pakistani activists on social media, abusing leaders of the caliber of former PM Benazir Bhutto, and appearing on stage with international terrorists.

 

On Wednesday, September 2, the Interior Ministry ordered Ritchie to leave Pakistan within 15 days after rejecting her request for an extension in her visa. “The Interior Ministry submitted a written report before the Islamabad High Court on a petition moved by a lawyer belonged to PPP seeking directives for it to deport the American blogger. On July 17, the Interior Ministry had told Islamabad High Court that US blogger Cynthia D. Ritchie was not involved in any anti-state or illegal activities and can legally stay in Pakistan till August 31. The Interior Ministry submitted written report before the Islamabad High Court on petition moved by a lawyer belonged to PPP seeking directives for it to deport the American blogger. Cynthia D. Ritchie filed an application seeking an extension in her visa and the decision regarding the matter will be taken after August 31.”

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Author: Nadia Khalid