Lahore, 29th September: Pakistani singer Meesha Shafi and eight others have been booked over vilification of Ali Zafar.
According to reports, cybercrime wing of the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) has booked Meesha Shafi along with 8 others for their alleged involvement in a harassment campaign against superstar Ali Zafar.
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As per reports, Ms Shafi, actor-host Iffat Omar, Leena Ghani, Fariha Ayub, Maham Javaid, Ali Gul, Haseemuz Zaman Khan, Humna Raza and Syed Faizan Raza have been booked under section 20 (1) of Prevention of Electronic Crimes Act 2016 and R/W 109-PPC.
At the order of the FIA special court, an FIR against the accused was filed for a non-cognisable offence. According to the FIR, FIA cybercrime wing summoned the accused to present their defence, failing which granted a cause of criminal proceedings against them.
Earlier, Lahore High Court disposed of a petition filed by Meesha Shafi against the singer Ali Zafar in a harassment case.
As per reports from the newsdesk of 24 Digital, Shafi, in an appeal filed in August 2018, had challenged the Punjab ombudsperson (Protection against Harassment of Women at Workplace) and governor’s decision to dismiss her complaint against Zafar whom she accused of sexual harassment.
On October 2, Justice Shahid Kareem reserved the verdict in the case.
In November 2018, Ali Zafar had filed a complaint with FIA cybercrime wing, alleging that many social media accounts were posting “threats and defamatory material” against him. He provided details of some Twitter and Facebook accounts to support his claim.
Zafar stated that many of these fake accounts were connected to Meesha Shafi to launch a dirty campaign against him.
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