A Pakistani court docket on Thursday accepted a request by US blogger Cynthia Ritchie to withdraw her petition searching for the registration of a prison case towards former inside minister Rehman Malik for allegedly raping her.
Ritchie shocked many individuals within the nation final June by issuing a video, alleging that Malik raped her in 2011 when he was a minister within the Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) authorities.
Malik rejected her allegations and their authorized battle landed within the Islamabad High Court (IHC). But after sufficient mud-raking the 2 obvious patched up and withdrew their petitions.
Ritchie’s lawyer Imran Feroze Malik confirmed that the blogger withdrew her case searching for registration of an FIR towards Malik, who in a quid professional quo took again his petition for launching defamation go well with towards her.
“We have withdrawn all the petitions based on multiple requests,” the lawyer stated, including that Ritchie had reconciled.
Earlier, the blogger in a Facebook video stated: “In 2011, I was raped by the former interior minister Rehman Malik. That’s right, I’ll say it again. I was raped by the then interior minister Rehman Malik.”
The tiff started with Ritchie’s feedback towards slain PPP chief Benazir Bhutto. Her feedback have been declared by the Bhutto’s followers as an effort to tarnish her picture.