Defamation case: By no means noticed Ali Zafar harass anybody in eight years, says newest witness

A witness offered by singer Ali Zafar’s authorized group throughout a listening to on Tuesday claimed he had labored with the alleged harasser for eight years however didn’t see him harass anybody ever.

The listening to was the most recent in a defamation case filed by Zafar in response to singer-actress Meesha Shafi’s allegation of sexual harassment towards him. It was presided by Justice Amjad Ali Shah, the extra session decide in Lahore, within the Session Court docket.

Sarfaraz was one of many two witnesses alongside Taha offered within the court docket to document their statements. The previous is a former supervisor of Zafar whereas the latter the present one.

Sarfaraz asserted that he didn’t ever see Zafar harass anybody throughout your complete eight-year interval he had labored with him.

Meesha Shafi, he mentioned, had made baseless allegations towards Zafar and people accusations have brought on large loss to Zafar.

No such incident of harassment from the singer-model occurred, he added, and confirming that he labored with Zafar as an occasion supervisor from 2008-2016.

It’s noteworthy that in whole, 9 witnesses have recorded statements within the case so far.

Again in April 2018, Shafi took to Twitter to publicly accuse Zafar of bodily harassing her on “a couple of event”.

“This occurred to me regardless of the very fact I’m an empowered, completed girl who is thought for talking her thoughts!” her assertion had learn.

Zafar, then again, “categorically” denied the allegations and threatened to take authorized motion towards the actress.

“I intend to take this by the courts of regulation, and to handle this professionally and significantly somewhat than to lodge any accusations right here,” the singer had mentioned on Twitter. Zafar then filed a defamation swimsuit towards Shafi final yr.

The swimsuit, claiming damages of Rs1 billion, was filed underneath the Defamation Ordinance 2002. Within the discover, the singer claimed Shafi broken his fame by false allegations of sexual harassment.