FIA finds Meesha Shafi guilty of running smear campaign against Ali Zafar

Dunya News

FIA stated that Meesha had posted false allegations of sexual harassment against Ali Zafar.

ISLAMABAD (Dunya News) – Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) on Wednesday has found singer Meesha Shafi and eight others guilty of running a smear campaign against singer and actor Ali Zafar on social media.

According to details, the agency’s cybercrime Lahore wing has completed the investigation of the case and prepared a challan, stating, “During the course of inquiry so far Meesha Shafi, Iffat Omar, Maham Javaid, Leena Ghani, Haseemus Zaman, Fariha Ayub, Syed Faizan Raza, Humna Raza and Ali Gul Pir have been found guilty as per available oral and documentary evidences.”

FIA stated that Meesha had posted false allegations of sexual harassment against Ali Zafar on April 19, 2018 as she failed to justify them or produce any witness.

Several fake social media accounts were also made to start MeToo campaign. Over 3000 posts were posted against Ali Zafar in one year, the agency told.

Earlier, Ali Zafar had filed defamation suit worth Rs1 billion against singer Meesha Shafi over hurling harassment allegations.

Zafar’s legal counsel Tariq Rahim lodged a petition in Lahore’s session court terming Meesha’s accusations as reckless and baseless.

Later, Pakistani singer Meesha Shafi also filed a Rs2 billion defamation suit against him in Lahore sessions court for making false allegations against her.

Sources told that the suit includes Rs1bn for hurting singer’s reputation while Rs1bn has been demanded for "mental torture and agony". She also requested the court to declare Ali Zafar’s statements as false and defamatory.

"It is prayed that the defendant (Zafar) be permanently restrained from making any further defamatory statement against the plaintiff (Shafi)," the suit stated.