Meesha Shafi, on Wednesday, succumbed a response to Ali Zafar’s defamation lawsuit. The 36-year-old singer earlier accused the Channo singer of harassment on multiple occasions.
The pepsi of the battle judge previously filed a case against the singer-turned-actor under the 2010 Punjab Protection Against Harassment of Women at the Workplace Act. Zafar, on the other hand, had accused Shafi of defamation.“Meesha’s claims are the statement of truth, therefore it was her right under the law to file a complaint against Ali Zafar,” Shafi’s lawyer Ahmed Pansota said. “We have made it clear with our previous response that our client was harassed by Ali. So we’re sure to prove the same with evidences.”
Zafar’s legal team representative, Ambreen Qureshi, commented her client hopes that justice prevails. “Thank God they have finally given the due respect to the law, this was their last chance given by the court.”
She continued, “Maligning my client without any proof is disgusting. Each and everyone involved in the conspiracy will soon be answerable. Court has been calling the defendant for months now. Let evidence show how mere allegations are not always true and not each and every woman is a victim – some are there to misuse the movement. I hope Meesha’s legal team would start using their work forum, that is courts, rather than Twitter for this case.”
In a photo uploaded on Twitter, the singer Messha wrote, “I have been subjected to sexual harassment of a physical nature at the hands of a colleague from my industry: Ali Zafar. These incidences did not happen when I was young or just entering the industry. This happened to me despite the fact that I am an empowered, accomplished woman who is known for speaking her mind! This happened to me as a mother of two children.Ali is someone I have known for many years and someone I shared the stage with. I feel betrayed by his behavior and his attitude and I know that I am not alone.”
By sharing picture on social media the channo singer wrote, “I categorically deny any and all claims of harassment lodged against me by Ms Shafi. I intend to take this through the courts of law and to address this professionally and seriously, rather than to lodge any allegations here.”The next hearing of the case is scheduled for November 5, 2018.