Federal Interior Ministry gave 15-day time to US citizen and blogger Cynthia D. Ritchie to leave Pakistan, the sources said on Wednesday.
The sources said that the interior ministry rejected Cynthia D. Ritchie’s plea to extend her visa to stay in Pakistan.
Let it be known that 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 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.
Cynthia D. Ritchie filed an application seeking an extension in her visa and the decision regarding the matter will be taken after August 31.
The court also directed the ministry to share the report with the petitioner.
The IHC had earlier sought a reply from the Interior Ministry about the stay of Cynthia D. Ritchie who accused PPP leaders, especially Rehman Malik of rape and sexual abuse at his official residence during the PPP government in 2011.