PESHAWAR: The Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) has filed an FIR against Cynthia D Ritchie, a US blogger for her alleged hateful comments against late Benazir Bhutto.
PPP Peshawar district President Zulfiqar Afghani registered a case against the blogger from the US at the Gulbhar police station on Saturday.
The PPP leader Afghani said in the FIR that Cynthia D Ritchie, a US national residing in Islamabad has used slanderous language on microblogging network Twitter against the former prime minister which hurts the sentiments of millions of people of the country.
A day earlier, the PPP filed a complaint with the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) Cybercrime Wing seeking action against the blogger from the US.
Meanwhile, PPP leader in the Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa Assembly Night Orakzai has also lodged an FIR in Bana Mari police station against the blogger from the US.
Orakzai in the FIR has demanded that Cynthia who has been in Pakistan should be booked in defamation case.
Meanwhile, PPP leader and former MPA Dr Faiza Rasheed has joined the Qaumi Watan Party (QWP). A statement issued in this regard said that Dr Rasheed held a meeting with QWP Chairperson Aftab Ahmed Khan Sherpao at the party's central office in Islamabad.
Published in The Express Tribune, May 31st, 2020.