I won't let anyone use me as a pawn in their dirty political games, says Mehwish Hayat on YouTuber defamation case.

Actor Mehwish Hayat filed on Wednesday a petition in the Sindh High Court against YouTuber Adil Raja for defamatory videos he posted. The actor had initially approached the FIA's Cyber Crime Wing to look into the matter, however, due to lack of progress, she approached SHC for remedy. Later that day she shared on Instagram that she went to court because she 'will not stand for these vile smear campaigns any more'.

Taking to both Twitter and Instagram, Hayat wrote, 'This has been going on for sometime - but the events of the last few days have hit a new low. Criticise my work all you like, but no one has the right to defame my character. I am not the one to sit and let anyone use me as a pawn in their dirty political games!'

The Ms. Marvel actor wrote that she won't rest until this matter is resolved. She said she is happy now that the petition has been filed and people behind this, 'including all the trolls who are spreading malicious lies,' will be held accountable.

'It is such a shame that I've had to go to court to protect my dignity and reputation - is this what we have become? I would like to thank all those from industry, family, friends and above all fans who have sent me message of support. They have provided me with strength in what has been a trying time, ' she wrote.

Actor Osman Khalid Butt showed his support under her tweet by writing, 'More power to you, Mehwish. Standing in solidarity,' under her tweet.

'Go get em!' said comedian Ali Gul Pir.

The petition filed in SHC on Wednesday read that Hayat is 'aggrieved by a social media storm generated and precipitating due to certain videos made by an individual by the name Adil Farooq Raja who claims to be a self-professed 'geopolitical analyst' and...

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