Famed singer Ali Zafar has filed an FIR against Meesha Shafi, and eight others for posting defamatory content against him on their Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram accounts.
The FIR filed by Ali Zafar names Meesha Shafi, Iffat Omar, Ali Gul Pir, Humna Raza, Leena Ghani, Fariya Ayub, Maham Javaid, Syed Faizan Raza, and Haseeemuz Zaman.
They have been booked under Section 20 (Offences against the dignity of a natural person) of the PECA and Section 109 (Punishment of abetment) of the Pakistan Penal Code.
According to the FIR, “Some persons are using Twitter, Facebook and Instagram account uploading defamatory posts and doing his [Zafar’s] character assassination on social media to damage his reput in society.”
He said that Meesha used her Twitter account to post derogatory remarks and false allegations against the complainant on April 19, 2018.
Earlier in November 2018, Ali Zafar had filed a complaint with the FIA cybercrime wing, alleging that many social media accounts were posting “threats and defamatory material” against him.
He had provided details of some Twitter and Facebook accounts to support his claim.
In April 2018, singer Meesha Shafi took to Twitter to accuse Zafar of physically harassing her on ‘more than one occasion.’
“This happened to me despite the fact that I am an empowered, accomplished woman who is known for speaking her mind,” she said. In response, Zafar filed a defamation suit against Shafi.
Moreover, the Lahore High Court had dismissed an appeal filed by Meesha Shafi in her harassment case against Ali Zafar.
In the appeal, filed in August 2018, Meesha Shafi had challenged the Punjab government’s decision to dismiss her complaint against Zafar whom she has accused of sexual harassment.
Barrister Ambreen Qureshi took to Twitter and shared the news that Meesha Shafi’s case has been dismissed by Lahore High Court and Ali Zafar has been exonerated for the third time by the court.
However, Ali Zafar’s wife, Ayesha Zafar had come forward and thanked the whole team for fighting this case.