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Meesha’s plea rejected, court stops proceedings on defamation suit

Lahore Sessions court on Tuesday has dismissed the plea submitted by Pakistani singer Meesha to stop hearings on defamation suit filed by singer Ali Zafar against her.

According to the details, the court has summoned Meesha Shafi’s witnesses on October 27. The singer told the court that her witnesses are afraid due to the defamation suit.

Meanwhile, actor Ali Zafar said that Meesha is trying delaying tactics to waste the time of the court.

Earlier, Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) had registered a case against Meesha Shafi for defaming Ali Zafar on social media. The case also includes the names of Leena Ghani, Haseem Azman, actress Iffat Omar, Hamna Raza, Maham, Ali Gull Pir, Fareeha Ayub and Faizan Raza which was filed under Protection of Electronic Media 2016.

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

The singer also ran fake social media accounts to start MeToo campaign. “Over 3000 posts were posted against Ali Zafar in one year”, said FIA.

In response, Ali Zafar had filed defamation suit worth Rs1 billion against singer Meesha Shafi over levelling harassment allegations. Zafar’s lawyer Tariq Rahim lodged a petition in Lahore’s session court terming Meesha’s accusations as “reckless and baseless”.

Later, Meesha also filed a defamation suit of Rs2 billion against Zafar in Lahore sessions court for making false allegations against her.

The lawsuit includes Rs1bn for hurting singer’s reputation while Rs1bn has been demanded for “mental torture and agony”. Meesha also demanded the court to declare Ali Zafar’s statements as “false and defamatory”.

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