American blogger and Pakistan explorer Cynthia D. Ritchie’s explosive allegations of rape towards Rehman Malik has not elicited a response from the previous Pakistan house or inside minister.
Then-Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gilani has summarily rejected the cost that he molested Cynthia D. Ritchie on the Presidential Palace in Islamabad.
She has additionally accused then Pakistan Well being Minister Makhdoom Shahabuddin of bodily assaulting her on a unique event. Cynthia D. Ritchie was stated to be actually near Makhdoom Shabuddin on the time of the incident.
EX-PAK PM GILANI DENIES
Former Pakistan Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gilani has it was a shame to answer the allegation of sexual assault leveled by Cynthia D. Ritchie. He stated Cynthia Ritchie needs to be ‘ashamed of herself’ for crying rape and intentionally dragging Opposition leaders right into a scandal. Cynthia D. Ritchie has not filed a grievance with the police however made these prices on social media.
“An individual of my stature can not suppose of it. I could have gone to Presidency to fulfill the president or with a delegation, and the way might such nonsense factor occur there,” he stated as his celebration battled with the questions raised by Cynthia D. Ritchie in a video on Fb.
“Can a chief minister ever commit such an act on the Aiwan-e-Sadr,” he requested, “Who gave her the correct to accuse politicians like this?”
“I’m not fearful about what was stated about me. I’m extra involved in regards to the baseless accusations leveled at Shaheed Benazir,” Yousaf Raza Gilani stated responding to the allegations towards him. Cynthia D. Ritchie has made a number of remarks in regards to the assassinated Prime Minister and PPP icon Benazir Bhutto’s intercourse life and her fascination for intercourse toys and younger boys.
REHMAN MALIK SILENT
Rehman Malik, the highly effective former inside minister, nevertheless, has been conspicuously absent. He has not responded to media’s calls to his residence and his private cell phone has been switched off since Cynthia D. Ritchie went reside on Fb to accuse him of raping her in 2011 after she was supplied a drink laced with sedatives.
She stated one evening in 2011, she was at Rehman Malik’s official residence the place she was acquired with flowers and supplied a drink.
Rehman Malik, then inside minister, then raped her. On totally different events, she claimed, Yousaf Raza Gilani and Makhdoom Shahabuddin, bodily manhandled her on the official residence of then-President Asif Ali Zardari in Islamabad.
Occurred at IM’s home in min enclave 2011 across the OBL incident. I believed it a gathering about my visa however I used to be given flowers/ a drugged drink. I stored quiet – who in PPP gov’t would assist me towards PPP IM?
Just lately they attacked household; I’ve had it. Able to face any accuser https://t.co/KkGSKTERQs
— Cynthia D. Ritchie (@CynthiaDRitchie) June 5, 2020
CYNTHIA PRIDE OF PAKISTAN
Cynthia D. Ritchie’s prices have drawn assist from many on social media as #CynthiaPrideofPakistan trended on Twitter quickly after she spoke in regards to the sexual assault. Members of the ruling Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) have come out in assist of her.
The opposite Opposition celebration, the Pakistan Muslim League (N) has not revealed its stance and is feared to be the subsequent goal of Cynthia’s plan to reveal the Opposition. She has promised to reveal PML(N) as effectively. She has made it clear that PPP leaders weren’t the one ones who indulged in sexual exploitation of ladies.
Cynthia D Ritchie stated, “My story is deeply emotional. Even my household has not identified till now. I’ve tried to be constructive & promote the softer aspect of Pakistan however have additionally skilled the very dangerous. I want to inform my fact one time so that ladies, transgenders, locals can perceive they aren’t alone.”
“This isn’t an indictment of PPP, as I’ve been mistreated by males from varied events,” she posted this on Twitter, including, “Nonetheless the bulk of my circumstances, together with two extra (I) haven’t talked about have been both Pakistani lobbyist or second-tier PPP.”
“Many liked BB, and the unique message I used to be making an attempt to convey was this was disgusting language utilized by males about BB who appear to be obsessive about raping ladies or get pleasure from telling fantasized tales of rape to ladies. The rape tradition should cease. Ladies should work collectively to teach kids re: what’s not okay & defend themselves towards predators,” she wrote.
Cynthia D. Ritchie obtained launched to Pakistani politics through a fellow Texan, who was a federal minister, throughout the time she first visited Pakistan in 2009. He launched her to well being minister Makhdoom Shahabuddin and she or he went on to help house minister Rehman Malik.
She had entry to the ability corridors in Islamabad always and started working in Pakistan for Pakistan. It isn’t clear in what capability she labored for Pakistan, however she is rumoured to be a communications advisor for rent.
She has been a filmmaker and even labored with an NGO backed by the World Financial institution. She was a vacationer to start with however fell in love with Pakistan has been there for over a decade. On varied events, there have been murmurs about Cynthia D. Ritchie being a international operative. This led to many ministers distancing themselves from her.
She bounced again after the regime change in Islamabad. She was equally fashionable and influential even throughout the rule of Nawaz Sharif’s PML (N) authorities. As soon as Imran Khan’s PTI authorities took over, her reputation peaked. She has been lively on social media as a defender of Pakistan and its navy.
Cynthia D. Ritchie recurrently targets the Opposition events with damning paperwork and fashionable assist. For an American, she has a considerable grip on the goings-on in Pakistani politics and safety institution. She doesn’t disguise her entry benefit as she freely posts paperwork that would not be obtained by a mean citizen.
The final two weeks have, nevertheless, been totally different as a result of Cynthia D. Ritchie has gone after the icons of the Opposition Pakistan Folks’s Occasion on the regional and nationwide ranges. She has accused them of monetary corruption and ethical depravity.
NO RESPONSE FROM US EMBASSY
The extent of discourse spiraled downwards as soon as she accused late Benazir Bhutto of having guards rape ladies. A PPP chief filed a case towards her and demanded her deportation. Cynthia D. Ritchie then adopted it up with way more grime on PPP leaders and this culminated within the Fb Reside the place she revealed she was raped by none apart from the house minister of Pakistan in 2011.
Whereas she has acquired lots of assist in Pakistan, her personal nation and the US embassy haven’t reacted. The USA embassy is fast to behave in case of an assault on a US citizen on international soil however on this case, the embassy has stored mum.
Cynthia D. Ritchie has stated she had spoken to embassy officers in 2011 as effectively when the alleged rape befell. She stated they have been then caught up in the entire Osama bin Laden drama as he was lately killed in Abbottabad, close to Islamabad. This has made many specific disbelief because the rape of a US citizen is way too critical a matter to be ignored by the US embassy.
The embassy officers, nevertheless, haven’t spoken even after she made this public on Friday.
Amongst Pakistanis too, whereas there may be assist for her, there are those that doubt her story. Like many did within the #MeToo circumstances, the timing, that she is elevating this 9 years later, is being questioned. The primary allegation towards her is that she is a double agent like David Coleman Headley, the Pakistani-US citizen who performed a key position within the Mumbai assaults of 2009.
He’s serving a 35-year jail sentence again within the US after a deal reached with US companies. Cynthia D. Ritchie, who has been a suspected international operative, is now alleged to be on the roles of Pakistani spy company’s PR wing, ISPR.
Senior journalist and peace activist Marvi Sirmed stated: “No matter Ms Ritchie is accusing PPP leaders of deserves investigation. There should be a clear and thorough investigation. The official of the US Embassy also needs to be investigated who requested Ms Ritchie to be silent. Questions needs to be requested and answered. Investigation demanded.”