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Cynthia Ritchie sends Rs 120 mn notice to Gillani, asked for apology


Syed Umarullah HussainiWeb Editor

11th Jun, 2020. 04:19 pm
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Cynthia Ritchie

In response to ex-prime minister Yousaf Raza Gillani, US blogger Cynthia Ritchie  has sent a legal notice of Rs 120 million.

According to the details, Gillani had sent a defamation notice of Rs100 million to Ritchie after she went public with accusations against him. The legal notice was sent to the US citizen through Gillani’s lawyers who asked her to respond within 14 days.

However, media reports said that in the legal notice sent by Cynthia Ritchie, she cautioned to take legal action against Gillani unless he tendered an apology.

Ritchie sent the notice through her counsel Nasir Azeem Khan Advocate, in which she stated that Gillani had harassed her and damaged her reputation by making false accusations.

She alleged that the former prime minister had harassed her “in connivance” with ex-interior minister Rehman Malik 2011.

The legal notice accused the PPP media cell of harassing Ritchie on social media as well.

Saying that she was defamed locally and internationally, the US blogger called on Gilani to apologise to her.

Ritchie warned that in case the PPP leader did not apologize for leveling allegations against her within 14 days, she would initiate legal action against him.

It is pertinent to mention here that Cynthia Richie had claimed that she was raped by former Home Minister Rehman Malik in 2011.

“It is true, I will say again that the then Minister Rehman Malik had raped me,” she said

Cynthia Richie also accused former Minister Makhdoom Shahabuddin and former Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gillani of manhandling and said that Yousuf Raza Gilani was in the Presidency at the time.

Rehman Malik, Yousuf Raza Gillani and Makhdoom Shahabuddin, on the other hand, vehemently denied the allegations.

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