Meesha Shafi, eight others for defaming Ali Zafar

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LAHORE: Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) on Tuesday has registered a case against Pakistani singer Meesha Shafi for defaming singer, actor and model Ali Zafar on social media.

According to details, names of Leena Ghani, Haseem Azman, actress Iffat Omar, Hamna Raza, Maham, Ali Gull Pir, Fareeha Ayub and Faizan Raza have also been included in the case that was filed under Protection of Electronic Media 2016.

Ali Zafar, Meesha Shafi

The investigation agency said that on April 19, 2018, Meesha had accused Ali Zafar of sexual harassment. She appeared before FIA on December 3, 2019 but failed to present any witness.

Several fake social media accounts were also made to start MeToo campaign. Over 3000 posts were posted against Ali Zafar in one year, the agency said.

Earlier, Ali Zafar had filed defamation suit worth Rs1 billion against singer Meesha Shafi over hurling harassment allegations.

Zafars legal counsel Tariq Rahim lodged a petition in Lahores session court terming Meeshas accusations as reckless and baseless.

Later, Pakistani singer Meesha Shafi also filed a Rs2 billion defamation suit against him in Lahore sessions court for making false allegations against her.