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Former inside minister Rehman Malik on Monday moved the Supreme Court (SC), requesting to place apart the order handed by the Islamabad High Court (IHC) allowing the writ petition of US blogger Cynthia D Ritchie.

The IHC had earlier this month referred the matter of registration of a First Information Report (FIR) in opposition to Rehman Malik in a rape case to the Justice of Peace for evaluation.

Additional District and Sessions Judge Nasir Javed Rana had dismissed a petition filed by the American nationwide beneath sections 22-A and 22-B of the Code of Criminal Procedure, 1898 (CrPC).

Urging the apex court docket docket to grant depart to attraction beneath Article 185(3) of the Constitution in opposition to the impugned order of IHC dated September 1, 2020, allowing the writ petition of US blogger, Malik moreover requested the court docket docket to set the impugned order and restore the order handed by the Justice of Peace.

The PPP chief submitted that the allegations levelled by the respondent have been incomplete and thus this does not make out a rape case, because the required parts to signify the offence of rape have been fully missing from the grievance.

The former minister maintained that the IHC did not ponder that the grievance was lodged after an prolonged and inordinate delay after an elapse of higher than 9 years and the best way veracity and sanctity could possibly be related to the equivalent, notably when the equivalent was lodged after the petitioner took suo moto uncover of her allegations leveled in opposition to former Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto.

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