‘Missing’ ex-army officer reaches UK ‘safely ‘, states will break silence ‘in time’


A retired army officer, Major Adil Raja, who allegedly disappeared from Islamabad, has “safely” joined his family in the UK, he claimed in a tweet on Thursday.

“There is much to say, but it will all be said on time”. he said and cautioned: “After this, if my mother and loved ones are harmed even slightly, I won’t hold back.” He also shared a copy of his complaint registered with the Punjabi police stating that he received “life threats”.As per the copy, the complaint was filed on April 19.

News of the alleged disappearance of Raja, who is the former spokesman of the Pakistan Ex-Serviceman Society (PESS), has appeared on Twitter on Wednesday when a woman, Sabine Kayani, who claimed to be his wife, tweeted that she was unable to connect with him and asked for help in tracing his whereabouts.

Social media has been buzzing over the former military man’s “disappearance” since then. In one of her tweets yesterday, Kayani said that some men pretending to be FIA raided her mother-in-law’s house while Raja was away.

“Her house is barely a hundred metres from the Army House. “A short time after that, we lost touch with my husband,” she said. Her tweet also included a video of gunmen standing on a staircase, allegedly outside a flat.

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On Thursday afternoon, Kayani confirmed that she had established contact with her husband, stating that he is “good and free”. She also thanked people for being supportive.

Raja is an active Twitter political commentator and a strong supporter of former PM Imran Khan. He also criticised Imran and his government for their dismissal and called for the re-election of the PTI leader as prime minister in one of his tweets on April 10

“Let’s get #ImranKhan with 2/3rd InshAllah of the majority.” According to his Twitter profile, he is a veteran and presently a columnist with a local English newspaper.

A few days ago he resigned as spokesman for the PESS and claimed in one of his tweets that he left the post “voluntarily”.
The former army officer was also highly critical of the new government – the Sharif family in particular – and called him in sporadic for their alleged corruption.

On the day Shehbaz Sharif was sworn into office as prime minister, Raja tweeted: “Appointment of the new Crime Minister is an indication of our System Failure.”

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