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Meesha Shafi rejects reports of conciliation over defamation suit

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Meesha Shafi rejects reports of conciliation over defamation suit

LAHORE (Dunya News) – Famous Pakistani singer Meesha Shafi rejected reports of conciliation over defamation suit filed against another well-known Pakistani celebrity singer Ali Zafar.

According to details, the hearing of Ali Zafar’s case against Meesha Shafi took place in session court. The jury could not be completed and session court rescheduled the hearing till tomorrow (Tuesday) at 10 AM.

Addressing the media outside court, Meesha said that, “I have come to the court for interrogation. These reports are completely wrong. I believe that whatever difficult situations come in one’s life. It does not come by chance.”

She further added that after facing all the difficulties pertaining to this case, Meesha will distribute gifts in children and women. Shafi went on to say that such cases have never been heard in our society. A person learns after experience. She mentioned that after this case, the country might move toward progressive mindset.

It is pertinent to mention here that earlier in September 2020, Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) had registered a case against Pakistani singer Meesha Shafi for defaming singer, actor and model Ali Zafar on social media.

According to details, names of Leena Ghani, Haseem Azman, actress Iffat Omar, Hamna Raza, Maham, Ali Gull Pir, Fareeha Ayub and Faizan Raza were also included in the case that was filed under Protection of Electronic Media 2016.

The investigation agency told that on April 19, 2018, Meesha had accused Ali Zafar of sexual harassment. She appeared before FIA on December 3, 2019 but failed to present 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.

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.