On Wednesday, the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) announced that singer Meesha Shafi is found “guilty” of running a slander campaign against singer-actor Ali Zafar on social media alongside 8 others. The law enforcement agency has asked the trial court to begin its proceedings against the guilty.
An interim challan has been submitted in the court against the FIR registered on the complaint filed by Mr Zafar. In the interim challan, the FIA said: “During the course of investigation so far Meera Shafi alias 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 in this case as per available oral and documentary evidence.”
Blogger Humna Raza’s statement was reported in her favour. Thus, she is not required in the investigation anymore. However, a formal apology will be extended by her.
Ali Zafar has finally responded to the news on his social media
He says, “Thank you all for your love and support always. We must always stand against oppression of any kind and raise our voice against slander, abuse, bullying, and character assassinations on public platforms, whether it’s a man or a woman. It is time to expose all those who were a part of this organised campaign.”
This case has been going on for 2 years now, and finally, FIA has declared Meesha Shafi and others guilty. Leena Ghani took it to her Twitter and said it is not FIA’s job to give a verdict
Shame! @dawn_com should know that FIA’s job is to investigate, compile charges and forward to court. It's for the courts to give the verdict.
When did FIA become the Judge, jury and the executioner?!
Those who get such news printed are normally guilty!https://t.co/vVGvfTNbay
— Leena (@Leena_Ghani) December 16, 2020
Mahwash Ajaz has shared some information in a thread regarding the matter on Twitter
This is why I think @AliZafarsays has been targeted maliciously, criminally and in a disgusting, defamatory way.
(Information that I'm sharing here is on the public record and public documents.)#AliZafar #MeToo #FalseAllegations
— Mahwash Ajaz 🇵🇰 (@mahwashajaz_) July 23, 2020
An FIR was registered on the court’s order against Meesha Shafi under section 20 (1) of Prevention of Electronic Crimes Act 2016 and R/W 109-PPC. Shafi was also unable to produce any witness in favour of her allegations (of sexual harassment) against Mr Zafar. Right now, Zafar’s defamation lawsuit against Ms Shafi is also pending in a sessions’ court.
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