Islamabad: The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FIA) ruled on Wednesday that singer Meesha Shafi and eight others carried out a defamation campaign against singer and actor Ali Zafar on social media.
According to details, the agency’s cybercrime Lahore wing has completed the investigation of the case and prepared a challan, stating, “During the course of inquiry so far Meesha Shafi, Iffat Omar, Maham Javaid, Leena Ghani, Haseemus Zaman, Fariha Ayub, Syed Faizan Raza, Humna Raza and Ali Gul Pir have been found guilty as per available oral and documentary evidences.”
The FIA stated that Meesha issued false allegations of sexual harassment against Ali Zafar on April 19, 2018 because she did not defend them or provide any witnesses.
Several fake social media accounts were also made to start the MeToo movement. The agency informed that more than 3,000 posts were posted against Ali Zafar within a year.
Earlier, Ali Zafar filed a defamation lawsuit worth 1 billion rupees against singer Meesha Shafi, asking him to file harassment charges.
Tariq Rahim, Zafar’s legal adviser, opened a petition in the Lahore court, saying that Mesa’s allegations were rumored and baseless.
Later, Pakistani singer Meesha Shafi (Meesha Shafi) also filed a defamation lawsuit of 2 billion rupees against him in the Lahore Conference Court for false accusations against her.
Sources told that the suit includes Rs1bn for hurting singer’s reputation while Rs1bn has been demanded for “mental torture and agony”. She also requested the court to declare Ali Zafar’s statements as false and defamatory.
“It is prayed that the defendant (Zafar) be permanently restrained from making any further defamatory statement against the plaintiff (Shafi),” the suit stated.