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Harassment Case: The stay order leaves Meesha in hot water.
It seems the Meesha-Ali harassment scandal has got a new lease of life as the Channo singer has been granted a stay order by a session court in Lahore.
Singer Meesha Shafi claimed that Ali Zafar harassed her on multiple occasions, following which many women came forward sharing their horrific experiences with the accused who had then sent a lawsuit to Shafi, demanding Rs 1 billion for damage to his reputation. The hearing of the case was held last week at a sessions court in Lahore under the chairmanship of judge, Shehzad Ahmed.
The court sought response from Shafi after Rana Intizar Hussain – Zafar’s counsel – presented his arguments. Zafar’s advocate Khawaja Tariq Rahim registered the claim.
Zafar’s counsel rejected all of Shafi’s harassment allegations, terming them baseless and false. Hussain continued that the Sun Ve Balori singer was using it as a means of achieving cheap publicity.
The Jhoom singer’s legal team also explained that Shafi had not issued an apology despite the notice that was served to her.
Judge Shehzad has granted a stay order in favour of Zafar that restrains Shafi from making any defamatory statements across all available mediums till final decision of the case.
In the case lodged by Zafar’s legal counsel, it is stated that Shafi’s allegations were already dismissed a few weeks ago at the ombudsman’s office – the official organisation that protects women from harassment. The case was dismissed for not withstanding Shafi’s allegation of harassment at the workplace.