Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) has filed a complaint with the Federal Investigation Agency against American blogger Cynthia D Ritchie for passing “hateful comments and slander” comments against former Prime Minister and party chairperson Benazir Bhutto on Twitter.
PPP Islamabad District President Advocate Shakeel Abbasi filed the application on Thursday against Ritchie for posting on Twitter “very derogatory and slanderous remarks” about Bhutto and Asif Ali Zardari’s marital life, urging the agency to take action against Ritchie.
The letter, dated May 28, 2020, called the blogger’s remarks “extremely derogatory and slanderous”.
Ritchie commented on a tweet discussing the recent violent confrontation between the model Uzma Khan and a woman named Amna Usman, who accused the model of having a relationship with her husband and used this allegation to justify her violent treatment of the model.
According to the application, Ritchie’s remarks “have caused immense pain and agony to the millions of people who revere and pay their utmost respect to Shaheed Mohtarma Benazir Bhutto”.
Ritchie’s tweet sparked a strong backlash from PPP leaders and supporters, Sherry Rehman said: “Attributing such filth to a champion for women’s rights, a martyred prime minister degrades the writer of this bot-handle more than anything else.”
“Your office is requested to take immediate action and initiate proceedings against this woman as prescribed by the law and under your mandate. A photocopy of the tweet, a true portrayal of her sick and disgusting mind is attached with the application,” Abbasi said in his letter.
A member of the FIA cybercrime wing confirmed the development to the media and said that the application is being forwarded to the relevant officials for further action.
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