The former ruling political party of Pakistan, Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) has requested the Cybercrime Wing of the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) to take immediate action and initiate proceedings against a Twitter account operated under the name ‘Cynthia D. Ritchie’.
According to the details, the Bilawal-led political party requested the FIA to take action against the Twitter account for making “extremely derogatory and slanderous remarks” about the former Prime Minister of Pakistan and the late party leader Benazir Bhutto.
In a letter to the Cybercrime Wing of the FIA, Shakeel Abbasi — an advocate at the Islamabad High Court (IHC) and the district president of Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) — requested the agency to take action against Cynthia D. Ritchie.
“Through this application, it is brought to your notice that a woman, who goes by the name of Cynthia D. Ritchie on Twitter has passed extremely derogatory and slanderous remarks about Shaheed Mohtarma Benazir Bhutto, through her Twitter handle/account,” the letter, dated May 28, 2020, the letter to the FIA read.
It is further added in the letter that the remarks made by her being false, untrue, defamating and slanderous as they are, have caused immense pain and agony to the millions across Pakistan who revere and hold Shaheed Mohtarma Benazir Bhutto in high esteem.
“Your office is requested to take immediate action and initiate proceedings against this woman as prescribed by the law and under your mandate,” the letter reads.