A session’s court on Monday sought reply from singer Meesha Shafi on a defamation suit moved by Pakistani superstar Ali Zafar after the over Waar actress’ allegations of sexual harassment against him.
As the hearing commenced, the counsel of Meesha Shafi submitted his power of attorney in the court, pleading for adjournment to submit reply. The court accepted his plea and adjourned the case while directing the counsel to bring forth a reply from his client by the next hearing.
The court adjourned the hearing till 25 September, giving the defendant more time to prepare a stronger defense.
Ali Zafar’s counsel had already argued that Meesha Shafi defamed his client through baseless allegations and implored the court to order her to tender a public apology, along with the payment of a Rs. 1 billion fine.
He asked the court to direct Meesha to pay Rs 1 billion to Ali Zafar, Rs. 20 million for mental torture, Rs. 80 million for loss of contracts, Rs. 400 million for loss of business opportunities and Rs. 500 million for loss of reputation.
Ali Zafar also served a legal notice on her, alleging that her tweets on April 19, 2018 were false, slanderous and had defamatory statements. He alleged that due to her harassment accusations, he suffered serious loss and damage.
“I intend to take this through the courts of law, and to address this professionally and seriously rather than to lodge any accusations here,” the ‘Teefa in Trouble’ actor had said on Twitter.