Court rejects Meesha’s exemption plea, issues bailable arrest warrants

Meesha and other accused sought exemption from hearing


Our Correspondent January 14, 2022

A district court in Lahore seized with a defamation case filed by singer Ali Zafar against Meesha Shafi and others has dismissed their application for “dispensation of attendance” for Friday, saying her reason to seek exemptions are not justifiable.

The court accepted the plea filed by accused Fariha Ayub, saying her application is justifiable and allowed her exemption. However, pleas filed by Syed Faizan Raza, Haseemuz Zaaman, Meera alias Meesha Shafi, Maham Javaid, Ali Gull Pir were not accepted and the court issued bailable arrest warrants against them.

“Accused persons namely Faizan Raza, Haseemuz Zaman, Meera, Maham Javaid, and Ali Gull be summoned through bailable warrant of arrest of Rs50,000 for the date fixed above. Accused lady Humna Raza be summoned through bailable warrants of arrest of Rs 50,000” for hearing Feb 2," said a short order by the judge.

"Today, the case was fixed for the argument on application 249-A CrPC (filed by Ali Gull Pir) on behalf of learned counsel for the complaint."

“However, the clerk of learned counsel for the complainant has requested for an adjournment for argument on the said petition. Now to come up for arguments upon application 249-A CrPC and application u/s205 CrpC on behalf of the complainant on the date fixed above," further stated the order.

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