Several mainstream media claim that British authorities have arrested YouTuber and retired army officer Major Adil Raja. Find out how true the speech is.
Adil Raja is a well-known YouTube content creator who regularly shares videos on government agencies and political issues. Reportedly, he gained notoriety for sharing controversial videos.
There was a lot of interest in his personal and professional life after his arrest. Who is Major Adil Raja? Find out below, including his family, background, arrest and details of his charges.
Major Adil Raja Wikipedia and age
Major Adil Raja is a retired Pakistani army. Adil was born circa 1948 in Peshawar, Pakistan to his father, Major (Retired) Umar Farooq Raja and his unnamed mother.
In 2023, the ex-soldier is 45 years old. Besides being a former Pakistani soldier and YouTuber, Adil Raja is a columnist, political commentator and security analyst.
According to his LinkedInthe wounded war veteran has been Pakistan’s permanent representative to the IHRF (International Human Rights Foundation) since September 2022.
Prior to that, Major Raja worked at Defense Housing Authority (DHA) as a contractor from June 2021 to July 2022. He previously worked as a columnist at popular media The Nation for almost two years.
In addition, the native of Peshawar is a former spokesperson for the PESS (Pakistan Ex-Servicemen Society). From August 2013 to February 2021, Adil served as CEO of AJS Consultants Pvt Ltd.
Major Adil Raja resides in the UK with his wife, Sabine Kiyani.
Major Adil Raja Career in the Army
Major (Retired) Adil Raja became an officer in the Pakistan Army in May 1997 (Major). He held the position for eleven years.
According to Adil Raja, a commissioned officer is essentially an armored corps officer with varied experience in active combat, security, protocol and administration or training missions.
In July 2008, the University of Peshawar graduate joined the Home Ministry of the Government of Pakistan as a Wing Commander and Civilian Armed Force and worked for just over two years.
Subsequently, he became a security or administrative officer in the Ministry of Defense of the Government of Pakistan in September 2010 and served for over four years until January 2015.
Arrest and indictment of Major Adil Raja
British officials would have been arrested Major (retired) Adil Raja in London.
Although the details of his alleged arrest and charges have yet to be revealed, it was mentioned that he was detained for leading a smear campaign against Pakistani government institutions.
According to sources, Raja is the subject of counter-terrorism investigations that have been launched in Pakistan.
British authorities have reportedly received a number of complaints from the Pakistani government against Raja. Additionally, the political commentator’s lawyer revealed that he was unable to contact him for a few hours after news broke of his arrest.
However, several media also claimed that Adil Raja had not been arrested. On the other hand, the British authorities approached him for questioning.
Nonetheless, social media has been flooded with talk of legal action against Pakistanis living abroad in response to stories of Adil Raja’s alleged arrest.
They also sparked discussions that Altaf Hussain, the founder of MQM, and former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif.
After the PTI government collapsed in a vote of no confidence in parliament last year, Adil Raja traveled to the UK.
The former soldier, who is a staunch supporter of former Prime Minister Imran Khan, has been extremely critical of both the military establishment and the new government, saying they are conspiring to overthrow Imran Khan.