Ali Zafar and Meesha Shafi’s case has a new update as the Supreme Court of Pakistan has ordered early disposal of the case. After Lahore High Court (LHC) rejected Meesha Shafi’s plea for the cross-examination of Ali’s witnesses, she had gone to the Top Court.
Accepting Meesha’s request, the Supreme Court granted permission to record joint statements and perform the joint cross-examination of 9 witnesses of Ali Zafar. A 2 member bench of the top court ordered Ali’s counsel to submit affidavits from witnesses within a week and also gave 1 week to Meesha’s lawyer to prepare for the cross-examination of witnesses.
Further, the court has asked both parties to complete the cross-examination within a single day and not take any time more than that.
It all started last year in April when Meesha Shafi alleged Ali of sexual harassment. The famous Pakistani singer and actor took to Twitter and wrote that Ali sexually harassed her on multiple occasions. Ali in return released a statement on Twitter and denied all the allegations.
The controversy soon got the attention from media and many Pakistani celebs came ahead and talked about it. Some of them supported Ali Zafar and others stood by Meesha Shafi.
Ali soon sent Meesha a legal notice and asked her to delete the tweets which contain her allegations against him. He also asked her to issue an apology on Twitter and said if she doesn’t do this, he will send her a defamation notice worth 100 crores.
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