Information Minister Marriyum Aurangzeb calls on FIA to act against ‘character assassination’ of Pakistani women actors

Information Minister Marriyum Aurangzeb calls on FIA to act against ‘character assassination’ of Pakistani women actors

She condemned the campaign against them and urged the agency to initiate legal action against those involved in the vilification of the actors on social media.
05 Jan, 2023

Minister for Information and Broadcasting Marriyum Aurangzeb has urged the FIA to initiate legal action against those involved in the “character assassination” of Pakistani actors on social media.

According to APP, Aurangzeb condemned the “campaign” in a statement on Wednesday and said, “The entire society must condemn those who are promoting the culture of such malicious campaigns aimed at character assassination and spreading insolence and incivility.”

Her statement comes two days after Kubra Khan threatened to sue YouTuber Adil Raja for defamation after a video he posted. According to the news agency, Aurangzeb said artists are not only an asset of the country but its identity at an international level due to the status they have earned in society through their hard work and stardom.

She regretted the “character assassination” of women who achieve a status in life, be it journalism, politics, art or any other field. The minister slammed those who only care about the honour of their own mothers and sisters but not of other women.

“The way some persons abused others for a difference of opinion, launched vile attack on women and involved in disrespecting and harassing others’ mothers and sisters, showed how they themselves have been brought up,” she said.

What happened

On Monday, London Nahi Jaunga actor Khan threatened to sue YouTuber Adil Raja for defamation after a video in which he said that four “top models and actresses” had illicit relationships with former top generals.

“I stayed quiet initially because obviously a fake video isn’t going to take over my existence but ENOUGH IS ENOUGH. Do you think random people can point fingers at me and I’ll sit quietly and take it?” she wrote on Instagram and Twitter on Monday.

“So Mr Adil Raja before you start to heap allegations upon people have some proof first. You have a total of three days to come up with this proof which you claim is haq and sach. If not, either retract your statement and publicly apologise or I will be suing you for defamation. And don’t worry, lucky for you I’m not just from here, I am from UK so I’ll come there if I have to! Cause the truth is with me, rights are with me and I don’t fear anyone or their fathers,” Khan said.

Raja, who describes himself on Twitter as a geopolitical analyst and rights activist, released a video on December 31 in which he made several sweeping statements against the former top leadership of the army. One allegation was that four “top models and actresses” would fraternise with the former officials as well as with politicians. He was unable to substantiate his claims with proof other than claiming it was revealed to him by “sources”.

He also mentioned the initials of the four women he was making the claims about — MK, MH, SA and KK or AK. The confusion in the last set of initials was compounded when he claimed to have said AK after Khan’s tweet.

Amid widespread speculation on social media of who the actors he mentioned could be, given the initials, Hayat and Sajal Aly also posted messages slamming “baseless insinuations” and “character assassination”.

Several other members of the entertainment fraternity have called out the YouTuber for his video and expressed their support for women actors.


TPA Jan 05, 2023 01:14pm
These female actresses are no saints
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AHAQ Jan 05, 2023 01:20pm
Why are all these people feeling guilty? There must be something about the whole thing and show business all over the world is full of scandals.
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Ifti Malik Jan 05, 2023 01:26pm
What a completely rotten and shameless society we live in. There's no limits to what abysmal depths people here can sink for online fame .
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Dr. Salaria, Aamir Ahmad Jan 05, 2023 01:28pm
Look, who's talking?
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Hasnain Haque Jan 05, 2023 01:55pm
Was it ok for your female leader to show fake videos of judges and recordings of conversations with Imran Khan others.
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KA Jan 05, 2023 01:56pm
If all the matter is not true then why everybody is so keen to get it cleared. This is something fishy.
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Marium Jan 05, 2023 02:03pm
Oscar awards should be distributed between PDMs ministers. Born to do corruption.
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AHAQ Jan 05, 2023 02:17pm
Instead of inquiry into allegations, FIA is being used by these corrupt politicians to serve their political purposes.
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Imran Jan 05, 2023 02:29pm
A liar and thief who's job is to create misinformation is concerned.
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M. Emad Jan 05, 2023 02:54pm
Beautiful 'Pakistani women actors'.
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MAK Jan 05, 2023 02:56pm
Why do they always link it to gender?
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Jahan Ara Jan 05, 2023 03:06pm
Why everyone has become so active all of a sudden. If it’s just an allegation then no need to waste time. Servant of thugs the information minister is taking special notice. It is obvious that there is some truth to the news that’s why information minister has become really active. By the way she herself is nothing but a bundle of lies and corruption.
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Katta Rao Jan 05, 2023 03:07pm
@Dr. Salaria, Aamir Ahmad Who?
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Syed Hasni Jan 05, 2023 03:10pm
“Too often character assassination has replaced debate in principle. Destroy someone’s reputation, and you don’t have to talk about what they stands for.” This is Disgusting!!!
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zf Jan 05, 2023 03:16pm
No one should take anyone's name without evidence. While Adil Raja used initials, he still used them. His sources are mostly misinformed. There's a lot of filth in Pak establishment's ranks and 'experienced'/'seasoned' politicians. That said, Kubra, Sajal and Mehwish do not just have the right but also a responsibility to start legal proceedings against Adil Raja. If they don't that doesn't mean they're hiding something but that does mean they're complicit to this wrongdoing by Adil Raja.
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Ali Zurich Jan 05, 2023 03:17pm
Shut up. No one named them. There is no need to identify them either.
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M. Saeed Jan 05, 2023 03:26pm
This world is full of juicy news for scoring ratings and such commentators like Adil Raja are doing all this character assassination, to make their own bread and butter by attracting bugs for such juices, that result in big money in proportion to their attracted bugs/votes.
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Imran Jan 05, 2023 03:45pm
From one state "actor" to those who actually get paid for acting because it is their job.
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Tanvir Khan Jan 05, 2023 03:57pm
Forced prostitution should be condemned at all levels. Self-willed prostitution is a women's absolute freedom!
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Anonymouseee Jan 05, 2023 04:07pm
Nobody cares what this imported government has to say.
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Imtirian Hozmydadi Jan 05, 2023 04:26pm
Should learn treatment of women from Imran Khan
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Falcon1 Jan 05, 2023 04:39pm
What a stupid woman! Does she know that people have a right to express an opinion about a public figure, especially actors and actresses, who crave attention and seek approval and popularity by being in the public eye, media and the world earn pay based not just their talents, but what sells more tickets, for each show, movie or act they appear in. Has she even heard of film critics, reviews and ratings?? Incredibly ignorant person, who doesn't seem to have anything productive to do, but acts as Sharif family maid-in-waiting and secretary, instead of Minister of the Federal Govt.
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Jigen.m19 Jan 05, 2023 04:43pm
Maryam Safdar has videos of everyone. Shouldn’t she be condemned? Also Nawaz Sharif had dirty photos of Benazir dropped from a plane. Isn’t that condemnable?
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ABE Jan 05, 2023 04:44pm
If you can't stand the heat, stay out of the kitchen. It is as simple as that. If you wish to remain in the public eye, be prepared for some remarks and comments, which you may not find paletable. Or find another job to make a living.
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nouman Jan 05, 2023 04:46pm
What about character assassination of Imran Khan by you? Should you be jailed as well?
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asma Jan 05, 2023 05:04pm
Can FIA arrest her first for assassination attempt on IK.
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Jondon Jan 05, 2023 05:21pm
Where was she when journalists and Senators were getting smeared? Keep digging a hole for yourself
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Skeptic Jan 05, 2023 05:35pm
"artists are not only an asset of the country but its identity at an international level due to the status they have earned in society through their hard work and stardom." Really?? What is their status they've earned by dancing and making titilating dramas and movies of hardly any aclaim outside of seedy cinemas of Pakistan?? And what is your status? How did you earn it, without any skills or qualifications to brag about, except Punjab University?? No one is above public scrutiny, if they are in the show biz. If the Army COAS, Supreme Court judges, PMs, Presidents and mediocre Ministers (hint) can stand the public scorn, what makes these actresses any special?? Give it a rest!!
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Fast comment Jan 05, 2023 06:23pm
Cat is playing with dead mice.
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Pakistan Zindabad Jan 05, 2023 07:15pm
Aurangzeb should realise that the days when the country was afraid of the neutrals are long gone.
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Rehana Bounse Jan 06, 2023 12:14am
@TPA it still does not make it right !
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Johnny Jan 06, 2023 09:02am
But for character has to have a character!
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