A sessions court in Lahore directed Meesha Shafi on thursday to stop making negative remarks against Ali Zafar on all media platforms, including social media.
The court’s latest decision pertaining to the Ali Zafar-Meesha Shafi sexual harassment controversy, was read out by Additional Sessions Judge Shakeel Ahmed today which was reserved earlier.
Ali Zafar had previously submitted a petition before the court against Shafi, accusing her of defaming and putting baseless allegations against him. He had urged court to issue restraining order to her.
Court heard te arguments from the both parties on wednesday after the Zafar’s plea was accepted.
On April 19, 2018, Meesha Shafi took to Twitter and accused Ali Zafar of sexual harassment.
“I have been subjected, on more than one occasion, to sexual harassment of a physical nature at the hands of a colleague from my industry: Ali Zafar,” the singer and actor claimed.
Following Shafi’s allegations, several women had come forward on Twitter to also accuse Zafar of harassment.
Shortly after, Zafar denied the allegations in a statement and sent a legal notice to Shafi, demanding that Shafi delete the tweet accusing him of harassment and issue an apology on Twitter.
Zafar then filed a defamation case against Shafi for worth Rs1 billion in June. Shafi then submitted her reply in October, when Zafar had harassed her on more than two occasions.
The defamation case will next be heard on February 9, 2019.