Tuesday May 21, 2019
LAHORE: Seven witnesses presented by Ali Zafar's legal team on Tuesday submitted their affidavits in the actor's defamation case against fellow artist Meesha Shafi, rejecting her allegations of sexual harassment.
Singer Meesha Shafi had accused her fellow singer and actor Ali Zafar of sexually harassing her on "more than one occasion" last year, including at a jamming session attended by both artists.
Zafar denied the allegations, and later filed a defamation suit under the Defamation Ordinance 2002, claiming damages worth Rs1 billion and stating that she had tarnished his reputation through her false allegations.
In the latest hearing the defamation case on Tuesday, seven witnesses presented by Ali Zafar's counsel submitted their affidavits rejecting Meesha Shafi's allegations as baseless.
In their affidavits, the witnesses stated that they were all present at the jamming session in the same room with both artists. The claimed that no sexual harassment took place during the session.
The district and sessions court summoned Meesha Shafi's lawyers at the next hearing for cross-questioning of the witnesses, and subsequently adjourned the case until May 29.