Sessions Court rejected Singer Meesha Shafi plea to exempt appearing in person for hearings of the defamation suit filed by Ali Zafar.
As per the details, she has not been allowed not to appear in court until a decision has been taken. She has not been asked to submit security bonds at the district court.
According to details, additional sessions judge Hamid Hussain issued a notice to the Federal Investigative Agency (FIA), seeking the response.
Earlier, the ‘Boom boom’ singer had challenged the district court’s order seeking her appearance with the sessions court.
She had claimed that she lives in Canada and the Canadian government had issued a travel advisory regarding coronavirus.
Earlier in January 2021. the Supreme Court approved leave in Meesha Shafi’s harassment case appeal for hearing against Lahore High Court’s decision. The SC adjourned the case for an infinite period.
As per the details, the Apex Court has admitted Meesha’s appeal against the Lahore High Court ruling for a preliminary hearing.
The Supreme Court ordered a suo-moto notice on the definition of “sexual harassment”. The Court has issued notice to singer Ali Zafar and Advocate General Punjab.
Meesha’s lawyer tweeted, ”Leave granted by the Supreme Court of Pakistan in Meesha Shafi vs The Governor of Punjab to consider whether all women, including students, are covered under Pakistan’s harassment law.”
“We’re very proud today for Mr. Khwaja Ahmad Hosain for the most brilliant advocacy,” she added.