Meesha Shafi accuses Ali Zafar of sexual harassment

Published: April 19, 2018
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In the wake of sexual harassment incidents occurring all around the world, Pakistani singer Meesha Shafi has accused Ali Zafar of sexual harassment.

The 36-year-old mother of two took to Twitter to share her experience with Ali. Meesha stated that she was sharing her story because she feels that speaking about such issues will break the culture of silence.

In a photo uploaded on Twitter, Meesha wrote, “I have been subjected to sexual harassment of a physical nature at the hands of a colleague from my industry: Ali Zafar. These incidences did not happen when I was young or just entering the industry. This happened to be despite the fact that I am an empowered, accomplished woman who is known for speaking her mind! This happened to me as a mother of two children.”

The Aya Lariye singer also added that this has been a very traumatic experience for her and her family. She further expressed, “Ali is someone I have known for many years and someone I shared the stage with. I feel betrayed by his behaviour and his attitude and I know that I am not alone.”

Pakistani singer, Fakhre Alam has come forth to give his two cents on the matter. He tweeted that he knows both of them and wants to clarify that he is not taking any sides. However, he hopes that this is a misunderstanding between the two.

We’re currently awaiting a comment from both, Meesha and Ali.

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  • M Zafar Khan Safdar, Ph.D
    Apr 19, 2018 - 4:24PM

    Ali you shouldn’t have done this, And as if you have already harassed Meesha, you must now appologise publically, or present your side of story to clarify the issue.. ..Recommend

  • Zainab
    Apr 19, 2018 - 4:32PM

    I can’t believe men are stooping such low, women are not safe anywhere whether it is on streets or in industry, I am glad that she has raised her voice, better late than never!Recommend

  • UZI
    Apr 19, 2018 - 4:33PM

    Should be investigated and Ali Zafar should face the consequences if these allegations are true. Recommend

  • Opal
    Apr 19, 2018 - 4:38PM

    More females should have the courage to speak up against such men……..pathetic. Ali Zafar I am ashamed of your morals.Recommend

  • FAS
    Apr 19, 2018 - 5:13PM

    Let’s hear other side of the story. Ali Zafar should speak up and explain.Recommend

  • OPOO
    Apr 19, 2018 - 5:58PM

    Now a days its so easy to disrespect any person by just posting some text on twitter. Ali zafar should speck on it we should not just believe this lady.Recommend

  • Azi
    Apr 19, 2018 - 9:45PM

    I don’t say it doesn’t happen at all but whats the chance that all of them are true?

    Its so easy for any woman to speak against a man for misconduct without any proof and the masses will believe it as if it had happened in front of them. Why is it that most women these days are doing such to famous or rich men? The answer, easy fame and good money out of lawsuits. Something to ponder about…Recommend

  • tuq
    Apr 19, 2018 - 10:27PM

    Sexual harassment is when someone in position of power over another person uses that power to get sexual favors. Has he been in position of power over her? If not, why did she not call police or just beat him up! Let us see if more women blame him, then he is definitely doing something wrong.Recommend

  • Sam
    Apr 19, 2018 - 11:18PM

    Let Ali Zafar take it to court of law, perpetrator should be punished. It’s the dignity of a woman. No compromise. If Meesha has raised finger publicly he must be punished if proven guilty. #MeToo
    Fair chance must be given to Ali Zafar to prove his innocence, once found guilty punish him such a way no one ever dares to harass any woman ever again. #MeToo #ExemplaryPunishment #Woman # NoToHarassmentRecommend

  • random
    Apr 19, 2018 - 11:33PM

    isnt it amazing that all the commentators are going on a witchhunt for Ali Zafar without even knowing what actually happened .Meesha has simply stated that she has been a victim of sexual harassment without even a hint of what happenedRecommend

  • MJ-Sid
    Apr 19, 2018 - 11:36PM

    I don’t know if Ali Zafar did what Meesha claimed he did or not. What I know is that Meesha is not a very reliable source and a model of ethics. I am not slinging any mud on her character. Just know from personal experiences that she keeps company with known gangsters and has benefited from them in the shape of looted and stolen property that she shamelessly flaunts on stage. Recommend

  • Asif K
    Apr 20, 2018 - 8:36AM

    Such ladies create a blue cloud around them, meet everyone under any circumstances and later object on the movements of others just to unleash their internal & personal vendetta. You hug and talk in a manner forbidden in Islam, you should have moral courage to take responsibility of all consequences. Recommend

  • Abdul Moiz
    Apr 20, 2018 - 1:06PM

    Take these both to federal shariat court. The matter will be resolved in no timeRecommend

  • Parvez
    Apr 20, 2018 - 2:56PM

    The power of Social Media ……… It’s a great check / balance system where the traditional system has become too cumbersome and almost ineffective.Recommend

  • Sara Khan
    Aug 27, 2018 - 4:21PM

    The #MeToo campaign should be a wakeup call for all of us. That movement has turned a spotlight on workplace misconduct, starting with women. And the main thing is that if the girl is making such a big statement there must be some truth to it …why would she do that when she knows her name is also in this. That’s true statement and I’m with Meesha Shafi. #MeToo #SupportMeeshaShafi #JusticeforMeeshaShafi #ShameOnAliZafar #Harassment #AliZafarCulprit #AliZafarSexualHarraser #SexualHarassment #WomenRights #HarassmentCaseRecommend

  • raisa
    Aug 29, 2018 - 6:18PM

    It’s tough for a woman to come out with any details about harassment in Pakistani culture and it leaves one wondering if Ali Zafar’s crime was worth the public shaming.Recommend

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