Supreme Court approves Meesha Shafi’s appeal against LHC decision

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The Supreme Court of Pakistan approved to hear Meesha Shafi’s plea in the workplace harassment case against Ali Zafar on Monday. Earlier, her appeal was rejected by Lahore High Court and Punjab.

The singer had initially filed a complaint with the provincial ombudsperson in 2018, accusing Ali Zafar of harassment on ‘more than one occasion.’

Meesha said:

“This happened to me despite the fact that I am an empowered, accomplished woman who is known for speaking her mind.”

In response, Ali Zafar filed a defamation suit against Shafi. He denied the allegations and wants her to pay compensation for the damage to his reputation and destroying false allegations against him.

During today’s proceedings, Shafi’s counsel told the court:

“The [Lahore] High Court ruled that Meesha Shafi was not an employee.”

He argued:

“Students at educational institutions are also harassed, and they are not employed by educational institutions. Is harassment not to be prosecuted?”

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On Sunday 10th January, Meesha took it to Twitter for telling that her plea against harassment case will be heard in Supreme Court on Monday.