Meesha Shafi Wants To Become Malala By Targeting Me: Ali Zafar


Meesha Shafi wants to become Malala by targeting me: Ali Zafar

He said that the allegations against him are false, adding that propaganda is being done against him through fake social media accounts.

Lahore (Pakistan Point News – 27th April, 2019) Singer cum actor Ali Zafar, while taking a dig at fellow singer Meesha Shafi, has said that Meesha wants to become Malala by targeting him.

Ali Zafar had appeared before a local court in Lahore for sexual harassment case on Saturday.

Speaking to media in the court, Ali Zafar said he stands by truth that’s why he came to court.

He said that the allegations against him are false, adding that propaganda is being done against him through fake Twitter accounts.

He further said that he only wants justice from court. It’s been a year, I hope the decision will be announced soon, he added.

Renowned singer and actor Ali Zafar had filed a petition against fellow artist Meesha Shafi for submitting an allegedly fake affidavit against him in the civil court.

In his petition in Sessions Court, Ali Zafar stated that the statement filed by Meesha Shafi is full of contradictions related to the dates and sequence of events.

The petition stated there is a contradiction in the date mentioned on the affidavit and the account of the events shared in it.

Meesha was in Pakistan when she claims the incident happened while it actually happened abroad a later date.

"The events that Meesha promised and claimed took place afterwards," the petition stated.

Later, Meesha Shafi approached the Supreme Court against high court decision over her conflict with singer Ali Zafar.

Meesha Shafi had pleaded that the trial court has not allowed to cross examine the witnesses. Cross questioning the witnesses is fundamental right. It is not possible to cross examine on the basis of their statements without knowing the witnesses. Presenting witnesses is right of one party and cross questioning them is right of second party. Lahore High Court endorsed trail court decision.

She prayed the SC to allow her to cross question the witnesses besides setting aside high court decision.

Meesha Shafi had alleged her colleague Ali Zafar of sexual harassment in a tweet in June, 2018.

Using the #Metoo hashtag, Shafi added that it is not easy to speak out but it is harder to stay silent. “My conscience will not allow it anymore,” she added.

Meesha had filed a complaint against Ali Zafar under the Protection Against Harassment of Women at Workplace Act 2010 while Ali Zafar had also sent a legal notice to co-artist Meesha Shafi for her allegations.

The Teefa in Trouble star had filed a defamation suit in a court in Lahore through his lawyer, asking for an apology from Meesha Shafi for levelling baseless allegations and pay Rs1 billion in damages.

Mahnoor Sheikh

The writer is News Editor, Pakistan Point. She has graduated in Mass Communication and has worked in various media houses