Mehwish Hayat publicly addresses recent defamation controversy

Noor Fatima 11:52 AM | 12 Jan, 2023
Mehwish Hayat publicly addresses recent defamation controversy
Source: Mehwish Hayat (Instagram)

Lollywood's accomplished actress Mehwish Hayat has had a rough start in 2023. While the previous year brought her many accolades and ended on a good note, this year has been quite harsh with the Punjab Nahi Jaungi star as she has been roped in a controversy resulting in public outrages and forcing Hayat to seek justice through court.

The Tamgha-e-Imtiaz recipient was initially quiet on the topic letting things mellow but well all hell broke loose on the internet, Hayat was seen knocking on the doors of the judiciary to hold accountable the perpetrators.

The Mere Qatil Mere Dildar famed actress had been subjected to character assassination and allegedly blamed for acting as a cahoot for higher authorities to honeytrap politicians and prominent media figures. These false allegations leveled by an analyst and retired army major, Adil Raja, caused an uproar on the internet where many people demanded concrete proof. Having enough of the maligning, the Punjab Nahi Jaungi actress came forth to officially address the issue and notify the perpetrators of legal action.

Initially, Hayat approached the FIA’s Cyber Crime Wing, asking it to look into the matter. However, due to a lack of progress, the Load Wedding actress approached the Sindh High Court (SHC). A petition was filed in the SHC by Hayat that reads that the actress is “aggrieved by a social media storm generated and precipitating due to certain videos made by an individual by the name Adil Farooq Raja who claims to be a self-professed ‘geopolitical analyst’ and ‘rights activist’ maintaining a YouTube channel by the name of Soldier Speaks.

During her visit to the Sindh Court, the Baaji actress spoke to media outlets to let her side of the story be known. Hayat said, “I had never thought that my year will start like this. I didn’t know I would be visiting court but here I am. I reached out to the court based on the false, character-assassinating allegations leveled by Adil Raja. My family and I have been through a lot due to this mess. Now that I am at my wit's end, I refuse to allow this to happen anymore. This will longer be allowed to be brushed under the rug as I will seek justice through proper channels." 

Along with Hayat, actresses Mahira Khan, Kubra Khan, and Sajal Aly have also been falsely accused of honey trapping, although retd. Major Adil Raja had only taken the initials of "top models and actresses of Pakistan" in his video. Raja later clarified that he did not attack any of these four women. Hayat isn't the only one to have taken legal action against Raja so far, actress Kubra Khan too threatened the analyst of producing evidence or retracting his statement.

On the work front, Hayat was recently seen in Ms. Marvel and London Nahi Jaunga.

Noor Fatima

The writer is a staff member.


Today's currency exchange rates in Pakistan - Dollar, Euro, Pound, Riyal rates on March 31, 2023

KARACHI - Following are the foreign currency exchange rates for US Dollar, Saudi Riyal, UK Pound Sterling, U.A.E. Dirham, European Euro, and other foreign currencies in Pakistan open market on March 31, 2023 (Friday).

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar ‎USD 283.8 286.6
Euro EUR 306 309
UK Pound Sterling GBP 347.5 351
U.A.E Dirham AED 77.2 79.9
Saudi Riyal SAR 75.6 76.4
Australian Dollar AUD 187.5 189.9
Bahrain Dinar BHD 753.99 761.99
Canadian Dollar CAD 206.5 208.7
China Yuan CNY 41.25 41.65
Danish Krone DKK 41.26 41.51
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 36.11 36.46
Indian Rupee INR 3.45 3.56
Japanese Yen JPY 2.15 2.22
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 925.67 934.67
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 62.85 63.45
New Zealand Dollar NZD 175.57 177.58
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.33 26.63
Omani Riyal OMR 736.34 744.35
Qatari Riyal ‎QAR 77.92 78.62
Singapore Dollar SGD 209.5 211.5
Swedish Korona SEK 26.5 26.8
Swiss Franc CHF 308.25 310.75
Thai Bhat THB 8.28 8.43

Today's gold rates in Pakistan – 31 March 2023

KARACHI - The price of a single tola of 24-karat gold in Pakistan is Rs 208,200 on Friday. The price of 10 grams of 24k gold was recorded at Rs178,500.   

Likewise, 10 grams of 22k gold were being traded for Rs163,624 while a single tola of 22-karat gold was being sold at Rs 190,849.

Note: The gold rate in Pakistan is fluctuating according to the international market so the price is never been fixed. The below rates are provided by local gold markets and Sarafa Markets of different cities.

City Gold Silver
Lahore PKR 208,200 PKR 2,470
Karachi PKR 208,200 PKR 2,470
Islamabad PKR 208,200 PKR 2,470
Peshawar PKR 208,200 PKR 2,470
Quetta PKR 208,200 PKR 2,470
Sialkot PKR 208,200 PKR 2,470
Attock PKR 208,200 PKR 2,470
Gujranwala PKR 208,200 PKR 2,470
Jehlum PKR 208,200 PKR 2,470
Multan PKR 208,200 PKR 2,470
Bahawalpur PKR 208,200 PKR 2,470
Gujrat PKR 208,200 PKR 2,470
Nawabshah PKR 208,200 PKR 2,470
Chakwal PKR 208,200 PKR 2,470
Hyderabad PKR 208,200 PKR 2,470
Nowshehra PKR 208,200 PKR 2,470
Sargodha PKR 208,200 PKR 2,470
Faisalabad PKR 208,200 PKR 2,470


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