SC orders early disposal of Meesha Shafi, Ali Zafar case

Published: May 14, 2019
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Meesha Shafi and Ali Zafar.

Meesha Shafi and Ali Zafar.

ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court (SC) on Tuesday ordered the early disposal of the Meesha Shafi harassment case and stated that no unnecessary adjournments will be granted.

The two-member SC bench further instructed that the order of the high court, passed earlier in April, will be followed. It also ordered Meesha Shafi and Ali Zafar’s counsels to cross-examine the witnesses on the same day.

The bench further noted that the affidavits of the witnesses should be filed within seven days and an advance copy should be sent to the respondent for preparation.

The witnesses will then be produced on the same day and the cross-examination will commence.

SC hears Meesha Shafi’s appeal against LHC verdict

 

Shafi had challenged the LHC judgement in the apex court last month.

The LHC had set aside an earlier lower court directive that had mandated a conclusion to the defamation case by April 15 and instead gave the petitioners and respondents three months more.

Legal notice served to Ali Zafar for ‘false, malicious’ statements against Meesha Shafi

In April 2018, Meesha had accused singer Ali Zafar of sexual harassment. While the singer took to the social media to make her voice heard, Zafar responded with legal advances, announcing he would be taking a professional route on the matter.

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Reader Comments (1)

  • June
    May 14, 2019 - 3:40PM

    Glad the judges are sane enough not to pursue defamation before the actual harassment case. I am sure the witnesses will absolve Ali Zafar. He can then move forward with his defamation suit. Recommend

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