Isn't it enough that half a dozen women came forward against Ali Zafar, asks Meesha Shafi

Published: May 18, 2018
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If you thought the Ali Zafar v Meesha Shafi scandal had died down, you were wrong. It seems like the latter’s sexual assault allegations are going to keep resurfacing in the media for some time more.

Now we already know that the Sun Ve Balori singer has accused Zafar of sexually harassing her on numerous occasions. Most recently, Shafi’s legal team responded to the Kill Dill actor’s defamation notice with one of their own, asking him to apologise not just to her but to all the other women who came forward against him.

But throughout that, Shafi has spoken the bare minimum on the matter. Until now. The Aya Lariye crooner recently took to Twitter to say she wasn’t the only one Zafar has harassed.

Meesha Shafi accuses Ali Zafar of sexual harassment

Shafi responded to a tweet by a user who asked her to name all the harassers and not to only target the Jhoom singer.

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“Yes, only he harassed me but he didn’t harass me only. Get it?” she fired back. “Half a dozen other women coming forward are not enough for you all? How many will it take? Please share a number,” she added.

Previously, the 36-year-old went public with her alleged ordeal, stating that she was sharing her story to break the culture of silence surrounding harassment and abuse in Pakistan.

#MeToo reaches Pakistan as more women come forth accusing Ali Zafar

After the mother of two accused Zafar, many women came forward with accusations of their own against him.

With the large number of women sharing their own experiences of being harassed, it seems that the #MeToo movement has finally come to Pakistan as well. Earlier, Khalid Bajwa of Patari was accused of inappropriate behaviour and thereby forced o step down from his position in the firm.

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Reader Comments (5)

  • Farhan
    May 18, 2018 - 3:35PM

    No it doesn’t matter because he has women come out in his favour as well.

    Until proof is there, it is simply a he said-she said situation. Recommend

  • Adagio for String
    May 18, 2018 - 4:48PM

    Isn’t it enough that more than a dozen women came forward in favor of Ali Zafar too?Recommend

  • Sam
    May 18, 2018 - 5:38PM

    She has proved she is coward. She doesn’t have guts to stand for her rights she is weak. Recommend

  • Uzi
    May 18, 2018 - 11:58PM

    More than a dozen came out to his support too. Evidence, not allegations, carries weight in legal matters. If the allegations turn out to be false, the accusers should also face repercussions,Recommend

  • Mona Towfik
    Jul 2, 2018 - 1:32PM

    Why say “half a dozen” instead of “six” ?Recommend

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