LHC rejects Meesha Shafi’s appeal in harassment case against Ali Zafar

12:32 PM | 12 Oct, 2019
LHC rejects Meesha Shafi’s appeal in harassment case against Ali Zafar
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LAHORE- The Lahore High Court on Friday dismissed the petition filed by singer Meesha Shafi in a harassment case lodged by her against fellow artist Ali Zafar .

The complained filed  by Shafi earlier had been rejected by the Punjab governor and provincial ombudsperson for protection against harassment of women at workplace.

Ali Zafar regarded it as the “third dismissal.” Taking, to Twitter, he thanked his fans for their support and wrote “Fake allegations by opportunists can destroy lives & undermine genuine victims. We fought to set a precedent. All evidence submitted will be public soon.”

The appeal was rejected on the basis of not being presented at the appropriate forum.

Earlier, Pakistani singer Meesha Shafi had filed a Rs2 billion defamation suit against fellow artist Ali Zafar in Lahore sessions court for slandering her reputation.

It is pertinent to mention that in April 2018, singer Meesha Shafi , in a post shared on micro-blogging site Twitter, claimed that she had been subjected to sexual harassment “of a physical nature” by Ali Zafar on multiple occasions.

Using the #MeToo hashtag, Shafi link her incident with an international movement against sexual harassment and assault.

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