LONDON: Adil Farooq Raja, a retired major of the Pakistan Army, has been arrested in the United Kingdom.
According to the details, Raja was known for running a YouTube channel named ‘Soldier Speaks’ where he would often criticise Pakistan’s army and agencies.
A case had been registered against him at Ramna Police Station in Islamabad on Tuesday.
Reports had emerged in April 2022, that Raja had ‘disappeared’ from Pakistan, but he had emerged in the United Kingdom a few days later. He had been in the UK ever since.
In May, he tweeted that his Facebook page and YouTube channel had been suspended. He had accused intelligence agencies and Pakistan Telecom Authorities of getting the accounts suspended through ‘loopholes’ such as mass reporting.
In a recent development, Adil Raja, Shaheen Sehbai, Haider Raza Mehdi, YouTuber and anchorperson Wajahat Saeed Khan have been booked in the case lodged under sections related to terrorism and sedition.
This is a developing news story. More to follow