Instagram influencer and blogger Hamna Raza has apologized for accusing singer Ali Zafar of sexual harassment.
The Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) had registered a case against nine accused, including blogger Hamna Raza, in connection with an alleged campaign on social media against singer Ali Zafar.
Blogger Hamna Raza issued an apology on her Twitter account in which she termed the allegations against singer Ali Zafar as a misunderstanding.
In the apology letter, Hamna Raza wrote that “After Mesha Shafi’s tweet against Ali Zafar on April 19, 2019, I also did a tweet in which I said that as a fan I took a selfie with Ali Zafar. And in the meantime, I was feeling very upset with them. “
Blogger Hamna Raza explained in her apology that “it was a selfie taken in a friendly atmosphere which I misunderstood.”
“I shouldn’t have tweeted like this when I was aware of the consequences of my tweet going forward,” she added.
Hamna Raza further said, “My statement was also used against Ali Zafar, which not only damaged his honor and reputation, but also his family members, and I deeply regret it.”
Blogger Hamna Raza finally apologized to singer Ali Zafar and said, “I will use my platform more responsibly in the future.”
Responding to Hamna Raza’s apology, Ali Zafar in a tweet said, “Seeking forgiveness specially publicly is considered a sign of weakness whereas it represents true courage and the most beautiful thing about a human being- the will to better oneself. I wish you the best of health and happiness”
Seeking forgiveness specially publicly is considered a sign of weakness whereas it represents true courage and the most beautiful thing about a human being- the will to better oneself. I wish you the best of health and happiness. https://t.co/ceETCjRwSE— Ali Zafar (@AliZafarsays) October 9, 2020
Here is how Twitter reacts to the apology letter:
Very happy that you apologized but how can anyone get confused and stay confused for two years. It clearly shows all the women have been lying. I am still waiting for #meeshashafi to show up in court.— zaraa khan (@zaara_khans) October 9, 2020
welcome back & Thank You for siding with the truth irrespective of gender. it takes a Lot to admit you misunderstood and made a mistake. stay Blessed🙏🏻— Zainab Qayoom~ZQ (@zainaconda) October 9, 2020
Ap ki ghlt fehmi ki wjh se ek begunaah ki izzat pe aanch ayi aur is ghlt fehmi ki bina par hum mardon pe ungli uth ti hain just like this me too movement..kindly first think and then act.— Usman Minhas (@u_s_m_a_n123456) October 9, 2020
Innocent until proven guilty. More power to you Ali. Stay strong and blessed.— Salaar Suleyman (سالار سلیمان) (@salaarsuleyman) October 10, 2020
Note: If you proven guilty – which I pray you won’t – I’ll stand against you.
دنیا میں سب سے مشکل کام ہے اپنی غلطی کو تسلیم کرنا ۔ اور جو کرتا ہے وہ بہت بہادر ہوتا ہے۔— RASHID MAHMOOD (@RashidMahmoodPK) October 9, 2020