Top Pakistani actress Kubra Khan has filed a defamation case against YouTuber and former serviceman Adil Farooq Raja. Adil Raja, a former spokesperson for Pakistan Ex-Servicemen Society and retired Major.
For a few days now, the news of Raja pointing out that some of the country’s top actresses have been engaging with officials through ‘honey pot’ traps has been circulating.
Even though he did not name them out loud, he gave their initials which were more than enough to create havoc and throw mud on the reputations of Kubra Khan, Mehwish Hayat, Mahira Khan, and Sajal Aly.
In response, Khan penned down an emotional caption while sharing images of the legal notice she had her lawyers send to Raja.
The past four days.. have been so difficult for me and my family that I don’t think I’ll ever be able to explain in words. I couldn’t wrap my head around why anyone would do this to me.. even after it was clarified that my name or initials were misinterpreted why was I still getting bullied so ferociously. Even before I reacted.. why were my pictures being used in such an inappropriate manner.. and then I realized.. that no one’s ever put a stop to it.
Because we’re so used to being quiet, until this story dies, another arises to do the same damage just because we didn’t speak up.
But enough is enough. So this is me, exercising my constitutional rights as a Pakistani and relying on our law to protect my dignity and this is me saying what I want to speak for all the hard-working independent women out there who are insulted daily. I’m not gonna stand here and say I stood up for every woman out there but I will say that I stood up so that from now on if a situation like this arises, every woman and man out there knows that standing up for yourself is your RIGHT.
So now.. I leave it in your hands, Our law Implementors and God’s Hands. I rest my case.
Many celebrities took her side including Yumna Zaidi who wrote ‘Always standing by your side’.
Shazad Sheikh followed ‘So proud of you Kay! By your side ❤️’
‘More power to you, Kubra. 👏’ wrote Osman Khalid Butt
Other celebs also extended their support for Khan.
Reportedly, Kubra Khan is not the only one who has filed a case against Adil Raja. According to Geo News, a serving head of the intelligence command of Pakistan Army’s Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) in Punjab, sued London-based Adil Farooq Raja for allegedly running a defamation campaign against him on social media platforms. He has demanded an apology, damages and a retraction of the defamatory statements.
The suit was filed with the UK High Court against Mr Raja in August 2022 but was made public on Tuesday as Mr Raja stirred controversy in Pakistan over his allegations targeting leading film and TV actresses. However, Raja told Geo News that his tweets and vlogs were based on the information “provided by highly placed sources within the Pakistani Establishment”.
We have yet to see where this case goes from here. Stay tuned to WOW360.