Cynthia Ritchie, a US citizen who recently made headlines for her controversial statements on Pakistani social media, has been accused of raping and torturing PPP leaders in a video.
In her video message on Facebook on Friday evening, Cynthia alleged that she was raped by then-Interior Minister Rehman Malik during the PPP regime in 2011, while then-Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani and his cabinet Makhdoom Shahabuddin, a member of the party, physically harassed him.
Rehman Malik has not yet responded to the allegations, but former Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani has dismissed the allegations as a response to the PPP’s legal action against Cynthia.
The main opposition Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) has filed a petition against Cynthia Richie, a foreign woman active on Pakistani social media, in the cyber crime wing of the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA).
The petition was filed by Cynthia Ritchie against former Prime Minister and former Pakistan People’s Party chief Benazir Bhutto for tweeting “insulting and slanderous”.
A war of words has been raging between Cynthia Richie and the PPP since the incident.
What are the allegations made by Cynthia Richie during Facebook Live?
Cynthia Richie claimed on Facebook Live on Friday and then on Twitter that former Interior Minister Rehman Malik had allegedly raped her at her official residence. According to her, the incident took place in 2011 when she went to the home minister’s house in Minsters Enclave to discuss her visa.
“I thought the meeting was related to my visa, but I was given flowers and a drink. I was silent, who would support me against the PPP Home Minister in the PPP government?
Cynthia Richie claims that the incident took place at a time when al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden was killed in Abbottabad and that relations between Pakistan and the United States were not conducive.
She says she told someone at the US embassy about the alleged incident that happened to her in 2011, but relations between the United States and Pakistan were so complicated that her response was “inappropriate.”
She warned at the beginning of her video message that the information she was about to share was “sensitive” so that only adults could watch it.
Cynthia Richie says what has been going on for the past several days is that “the real reason for this war is not the tweets but the people who know that I have a lot to say about a lot of people in this country.”
He also said he had evidence of what he had shared on Twitter in the past few days.
He alleged that he was receiving death and rape threats.
Cynthia Richie alleged that many of the threatening messages were from Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates, and that she was apparently a supporter of the PPP, and thanked the governments there for their “prompt and timely response.” Are dealing with.
After Facebook Live, Cynthia Richie said on her Twitter that her fiance had encouraged her to do all these things. “I am engaged to a wonderful man,” says Cynthia Richie. It encouraged me to speak up so that we could move forward as a couple.
He said on Twitter that there was much more and that he was ready to meet with investigators in accordance with the law. There is much more. But now I want some rest and a few days alone with my fiance. I’m tired
He tagged PPP leader Bilawal Bhutto Zardari and appealed to him to “tell his people to leave my family behind.”
On a petition filed against him by the PPP during Facebook Live, he said that he had also filed a petition in the FI last week and he was in direct touch with the Director General and he had approached the PPP. Has requested to change the investigating officer of the petition filed against him.
Explaining the reason, he said, “When I went to meet him with a diplomat, the researcher was not impartial. And he was aggressive with me.
She said on Facebook Live that she came to Pakistan ten years ago when she was invited by the PPP government. He further said that PPP has been undermining his character so he himself would talk to the journalists and tell them who he is.
Yousuf Raza Gilani’s position
Former Prime Minister and Pakistan Peoples Party leader Yousuf Raza Gilani has strongly denied the allegations
“The real problem is that he (Cynthia) said something about Benazir Bhutto a few days ago,” he said. He had spoken insultingly against Benazir. My son, who is also a member of the Punjab Assembly, has filed a defamation suit against her (Cynthia) for her statement against Benazir. It’s just a reaction. “
Yousuf Raza Gilani said that he had recently met Cynthia for the first and last time and before that he did not even know her.
Zulfi Sahib is a diplomat. A forum reception was held at his house three or four months ago. Jalil Abbas Jilani and I were gathered there. Dozens of others were also present. There he (Cynthia) had his first and last meeting. I didn’t even know them before. “
The former prime minister said that even my worst opponents could not talk about my role as he (Cynthia) did.
Rehman Malik and Makhdoom Shahabuddin to respond to the allegations against them, they have not yet responded.