Speaking to media in the court, Ali Zafar said he was targeted for personal gains, alleging Meesha Shafi of wanting Canadian immigration.
He said that Meesha wanted international recognition there and wanted to become a Malala.
He said that the allegations against him are false, adding that propaganda is being done against him through fake Twitter accounts.
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Following the criticism, Ali Zafar clarified his statement in a tweet.
He said that Malala is a true warrior who stands for truth and justice having made great sacrifices.
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.
The case is currently under proceeding.