A Lahore sessions court on Saturday recorded the statement
of a witness in Ali Zafar’s defamation case against Meesha Shafi, wherein it
was informed that Shafi’s “harassment claims were false”.
As per the details, the court rejected Shafi’s appeal for not
to record the witnesses’ statements as her request was pending in the Supreme
Court (SC). She asked the court to stop the process until the verdict of the
top court was issued.
However, the judge said the hearing would continue and
recorded the statement of one witness, Kanza Muneer.
In her statement, Muneer told the court that during the
rehearsal, at which 11 people were present and videos were made, Zafar and
Shafi maintained five to six feet distance from each other. She said that Shafi
left after saying bye and claimed that her allegations of harassment were
The court then adjourned the hearing with the order that other
witnesses will record their statements on May 18.
Ali Zafar has filed a defamation case against Meesha Shafi
and demanded a public apology as well as Rs2 billion in damages for accusing
him of sexual harassment.
In April 2018, Shafi had taken to Twitter to accuse Zafar of physically harassing her on “more than one occasions”, as part of the #MeToo movement.