Ali Zafar and Meesha Shafi’s sexual harassment controversy has a new update. Pakistan’s Supreme Court has granted permission of Meesha’s plea for cross-examination of Ali’s witnesses. Earlier, it was rejected by Lahore High Court. The sexual harassment case two pop star of Pakistan has taken a new turn. The highest court in Pakistan has taken up the case and ordered early disposal of the case.
Going in to background of the case, Ali Zafar and Meesha controversy began during the Lux Style Awards in 2018. During the vent, Meesha Shafi accused Ali Zafar of molesting her physically on ‘more than one occasion’. On the other hand, the actor-singer denied the allegations through an open letter. After that, the actor-singer filed a defamation suit of Rs 100 Million asking the actress to publicly apologies.
Ali Zafar Sexual Harassment Controversy
After Meesha’s plea for cross-examination of Ali’s witnesses was rejected by Lahore High Court (LHC), the Supreme Court has granted permission. The Pakistani singer and actor, Meesha went to the Top Court and accepting her request. The SC granted permission to record joint statements and perform the joint cross-examination of 9 witnesses of Ali Zafar.
According to the latest updates, a 2-member bench of the top court ordered Ali’s counsel to submit affidavits from witnesses within a week. Alongside that the court also has given 1 week to Meesha’s lawyer to prepare for the cross-examination of witnesses.
On the other hand, the court has asked both to complete the cross-examination within a single day and not take any more time than that. Earlier, When the Lahore court had dismissed the sexual harassment charges made by Meesha, Ali had written on social media, “Meesha Shafi’s case against me has been dismissed alongside the appeal made against the dismissal.