A local court in Lahore has issued an arrest warrant, for singer Meesha Shafi for initiating a social media campaign case against singer Ali Zafar, while rejecting her application concerning ‘permanent’ attendance.
A written order has been issued in the local court of Lahore for the last hearing of the social media campaign case against Ali Zafar. The court issued a bailable arrest warrant for Meesha Shafi and rejected the plea of Meesha Shafi and Mahim Javed for permanent attendance. The court, while giving strong remarks against Shafi in the verdict, said that Meesha Shafi is mocking the court proceedings, she and Mahim Javed are playing tricks with the court. The court remarked, we issued a summons and bailable warrants but they did not appear.
The court rejected Ali Gul Pir and Leena Ghani’s pleas for acquittal. In addition, the court rejected Iffat Omar’s plea for one day’s attendance.
The court, while ordering Meesha Shafi and Mahim Javed to submit bonds of Rs.50,000/- each, said that the case trial was being adversely affected by their non-appearance. Later, the court adjourned the hearing till March 19.
The FIA (Federal Investigation Agency) has filed challans against eight accused, including Meesha Shafi, on the complaint of Ali Zafar. According to the FIA challan, Shafi and the other accused launched a sexual harassment campaign against Zafar on social media. Zafar’s lawyer stated that the accused had run a campaign on social media and played the role of tarnishing singer Ali Zafar’s reputation. All the accused including Meesha Shafi, Iffat Omar, Leena Ghani should be prosecuted under Cyber Crime Act.
According to reports, Ali Zafar is hopeful that justice will be done.
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