IHC halts US blogger Cynthia Ritchie’s deportation temporarily

IHC halts US blogger Cynthia Ritchie’s deportation temporarily

Islamabad (Staff Report/Agencies): The Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Monday stayed US blogger Cynthia Dawn Ritchie’s deportation temporarily.


IHC Chief Justice Athar Minallah heard Ritchie’s petition challenging Ministry of Interior’s decision to deny her a visa extension.

The court issued notices to the interior ministry, director-general of the Federal investigation Agency (FIA) and others seeking their response. It also ordered the US blogger to submit an affidavit regarding her allegations.

“We will ensure that petitioner Cynthia Ritchie gets full justice," observed the court.

The court issued notices to the parties and sought replies in the next hearing, ordering authorities concerned to not deport her till then.