ISLAMABAD: A lower court of Islamabad on Thursday granted last opportunity to the lawyer of former interior minister Rehman Malik for final arguments in an acquittal case of American blogger Cynthia Dawn Ritchie.
Additional District and Session Judge Faizan Haider Gilani conducted the hearing. Cynthia appeared before the court along with her lawyer while Malik’s counsel remained absent.
At the outset of hearing, the court expressed displeasure over absence of Malik’s lawyer and said that it was giving last opportunity to the lawyer to give final arguments into the matter.
Cynthia’s lawyer argued that Malik had been using delaying tactics in the case and prayed the court to decide the matter one sided.
The court adjourned the hearing till October 10.