Has YouTuber Adil Raja been arrested in UK for defaming Pakistan Army?

01:31 PM | 5 Dec, 2023
Has YouTuber Adil Raja been arrested in UK for defaming Pakistan Army?

LONDON – Adil Raja, a former army personnel and YouTuber, refuted reports of his arrest by the UK police on Tuesday.

In a statement posted on his Twitter account, Raja denounced the alleged news of his arrest as misinformation circulated by the Pakistani media.

The reaction came following a media report claimed Raja’s arrest in the UK over accusations of inciting people against Pakistan’s state institutions.

According to the report, the former army officer was purportedly summoned by UK authorities for questioning, with British officials confirming the arrest on charges of disseminating derogatory content against Pakistan’s institutions through social media.

Last month, the Pakistan Army court-martialed two retired officers, Major Adil Raja and Captain Raza Haider, sentencing them to up to 14 years of rigorous imprisonment. The court-martial verdict stripped them of their ranks, no longer allowing them to use the titles of “major” and “captain.”

The Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) released a statement on November 25, announcing the convictions of Major (Retired) Adil Farooq Raja and Captain (Retired) Haider Raza Mehdi. The charges against them included inciting sedition among army personnel, breaching official secrecy acts related to espionage, and acting against the safety and interests of the State under the Pakistan Army Act, 1952.

Daily Pakistan Global Web Desk


Pakistani rupee exchange rate to US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, and Riyal - 27 Feb 2024

Pakistani currency remains largely stable against US dollar in the open market on February 27, 2024 (Tuesday).

US Dollar rate in Pakistan

In the open market, the US dollar was being quoted at 279.4 for buying and 282.3 for selling.

Euro currently stands at 303 for buying and 306 for selling while British Pound rate stands at 351.5 for buying, and 355 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED hovers at 76 whereas the Saudi Riyal saw slight increase, with new rates at 76.7.

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 27 Feb 2024

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 279.4 282.3
Euro EUR 303 306
UK Pound Sterling GBP 351.5 355
U.A.E Dirham AED 76 76.7
Saudi Riyal SAR 74.2 75
Australian Dollar AUD 181 183
Bahrain Dinar BHD 742.91 750.91
Canadian Dollar CAD 207 209
China Yuan CNY 38.82 39.22
Danish Krone DKK 40.56 40.96
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.7 36.05
Indian Rupee INR 3.37 3.48
Japanese Yen JPY 2.10 2.18
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 905.46 914.46
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.49 59.09
New Zealand Dollar NZD 173.05 175.05
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.36
Omani Riyal OMR 725.54 733.54
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.74 77.44
Singapore Dollar SGD 207 209
Swedish Korona SEK 27.04 27.34
Swiss Franc CHF 317 319.5
Thai Bhat THB 7.76 7.91


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