LHC To Conclude Ali Zafar-Meesha Shafi defamation case within 90 Days

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 On Tuesday, Justice Masood Jahangir of the Lahore High Court (LHC) suspended the order of District Judge directing the trial court judge to once and for all conclude the Ali Zafar’s defamation case against Meesha Shafi by April 15th.

The jurisdiction and legal team of Meesha Shafi possessed liberty to elongate their extension, this is why the time limit was increased by a period of 3 months,

Singer and actor Ali Zafar had filed a plea last week through his counsel before an additional district and sessions court, seeking disposal of his defamation suit against singer Meesha Shafi in one month.

Meesha Shafi had accused him Ali Zafar of sexual harassment and Ali Zafar had filed the defamation suit last year against her, the filed suit claimed damages of Rs1 billion, and was filed under the Defamation Ordinance 2002. In the notice, the singer claimed Shafi damaged his reputation through false allegations of sexual harassment.

In his plea for early disposal of the case, Zafar pleaded that Shafi and her lawyers should not be granted any more adjournments which waste the court’s precious time. He further requested the court to decide the case within the next 30 days as it had already been almost a year since the inception of the case.On April 2018, Shafi took to Twitter to publicly accuse Zafar of physically harassing her on “more than one occasion”. “This happened to me despite the fact I am an empowered, accomplished woman who is known for speaking her mind!” her statement had read.

In response to this, Ali Zafar “categorically” denied the allegations and threatened to take legal action against the actress. “I intend to take this through the courts of law, and to address this professionally and seriously rather than to lodge any accusations here,” said Zafar on Twitter.