Pakistani actor Kubra Khan faces sensational campaign initiated against her after allegations levelled by UK-based YouTuber and retired army officer
Pakistani actor Kubra Khan has been asked to cooperate in an inquiry led by the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) consistent with a sensational and malicious marketing campaign towards her.
The directive became handed with the aid of the Sindh High Court (SHC) on Monday, with orders for the federal employer and Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) to dam defamatory content circulating on line on social media sites in opposition to Khan.
On December 31, UK-based totally YouTuber and retired army officer Adil Farooq Raja levelled serious allegations against some actresses without naming them and by citing their initials — SA, KK, MH and HK.
However, unhappy fanatics and netizens attached the names of 4 actors to these initials, forcing them to respond to the allegations on social media.
One of the allegedly accused actor’s turned into Kubra Khan, who instructed Raja to either offer evidence for his claims or retract the announcement and publicly apologise or she might take strict action and sue him for defamation.
The actor — whose real name is Rabia Iqbal Khan — later petitioned the SHC towards “derogatory, defamatory, malicious, incendiary, dangerous and sensational allegations” made via the YouTuber in opposition to her and 3 other co-actors.
During Monday’s listening to, the FIA submitted a record at the campaign towards the television actor, mentioning that the employer had commenced a probe.
The employer confirmed that it had forwarded the case to the PTA and supplied the alleged YouTube, Instagram and Twitter accounts to the telecommunication authority’s focal man or woman.
“The focal individual of the FIA cybercrime circle despatched a request right now to dam the alleged accounts via PTA and supplied the monitoring codes after gratifying all the due and respectable formalities for blockage of the alleged accounts,” said the FIA report.
It also stated that the petitioner had filed the grievance on the wrong portal which does no longer fall below the area of the FIA cybercrime wing.
The court later adjourned the listening to till January 23.
Raja made false allegations in opposition to 4 actors, causing an affront to their modesty, and dignity by means of claiming they were used by corporations to lure politicians into compromising positions at safe houses, stated the petition.
A recommend for the petitioner submitted that Raja, later on, uploaded another video where he clarified the difficulty and retracted from his earlier model. However, it had irreparably broken the reputations of the actors, such as the petitioner, all through the technique on account of the contents uploaded on social media web sites and cyberspace, introduced the counsel.
The counsel submitted that the act of the YouTuber became strictly cognisable beneath the Prevention of Electronic Crimes Act 2016 (PECA).