Meesha Shafi ‘will go once court will direct her to’ appear, lawyer Nighat Dad

Meesha Shafi and Ali Zafar

KARACHI/LAHORE: Women’s rights legal advisor Nighat Dad on Saturday night clarified that vocalist Meesha Shafi “has not been called by the court starting at yet” however “will go once court will guide her to” show up.

Father was talking on Geo News program Naya Pakistan in light of artist Ali Zafar’s remarks outside a sessions court in Lahore prior in the day when he guaranteed that he was being focused through a composed arrangement for individual increases.

Father, who is a piece of the legitimate group speaking to Shafi in the maligning case recorded by Zafar in light of claims of inappropriate behavior made by Shafi, discredited the attestations he made and said the purposeful publicity was, truth be told, against the survivor.

The battle, she included, was under the hashtag “#FaceTheCourtMeeshaShafi”.

At the point when TV show have Shahzad Iqbal asked the legal advisor about for what reason she pursues what he guaranteed were suspicious records, Dad stated: “I pursue any record that bolsters Meesha Shafi and her motivation. I retweet tweets posted for Meesha Shafi and her motivation.”

In any case, “if Ali Zafar trusts that a record is phony, he can feel free to stop a grumbling,” she included.

Further, on her Twitter account, she clarified that the “other party to the case utilizes prevailing press and online spaces to spread deceiving story around the case and violently calls [Shafi] liar” while it was unexpected that the survivor “has a muffle request against her under maligning suit” and, in this manner, “can’t chat on predominant press and internet based life about the case”.

Father likewise addressed on Twitter whether “every single other record approached with provocation claims [were] counterfeit as well”.

“Meesha has not been called by the court starting at yet, she will go once court will guide her as well. Why legal counselors are there? To speak to her customer. Our case on inappropriate behavior has never been heard on benefits. Rejected on specialized grounds, request is tested in the LHC,” she included.

Prior in the day, Zafar had achieved the sessions court in Lahore that heard the criticism suit against Shafi, notwithstanding not having being brought by the court. He had stated: “I wasn’t called to court today yet here I am.

“I am honest and the individuals who are straightforward show up without being called,” he had said. “There was an online life crusade against me and I have taken this up with the FIA [Federal Investigation Agency].”

Zafar had additionally noticed, “Meesha’s legal advisor has been following and retweeting counterfeit records. This was finished by an appropriate arrangement. I was focused for individual increases. Was this done in light of the fact that [Meesha Shafi] is going to Canada and her migration is going on? I don’t have the foggiest idea on the off chance that she needed universal acknowledgment there and become a Malala.”

The artist had included that he documented a disdain body of evidence against Shafi a year back. Her “case was expelled just like her allure,” he expressed. “My case is that of pay; it has been a year and our observers have seemed multiple times.”

“The case ought to be chosen quick so my fact and their untruth can be uncovered,” Zafar had said.

Amid the present hearing managed by Additional Sessions Judge Shakeel Ahmed, the court had recorded observer Baqar Abbas’ declaration and called different observers at the following hearing. The becoming aware of the case was dismissed till May 4.


The vocalist cum-entertainer had documented the slander suit a year ago against Shafi, who had blamed him for lewd behavior.

The suit, asserting harms of Rs1 billion, was documented under the Defamation Ordinance 2002. In the notice, the vocalist asserted Shafi harmed his notoriety through bogus charges of lewd behavior.

In April 2018, Shafi had taken to Twitter to freely blame Zafar for physically bugging her “time and again”.

“This transpired in spite of the reality I am an engaged, achieved lady who is known for talking her brain!” her announcement had perused.

Zafar, then again, “completely” denied the charges and took steps to make lawful move against the on-screen character.

“I expect to take this through the official courtrooms, and to address this expertly and truly instead of to hold up any allegations here,” the artist had said on Twitter.

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