The #MeToo movement that brought in a wave of brave women/actresses to address how women are subjected to sexual harassment by their male colleagues or bosses in Hollywood. Similarly, in Pakistan one of the most sort out artist Meesha Shafi came out and spoke about her experiences in the industry. In 2018, Shafi tweeted about her experience in the industry and speaking about one person, Ali Zafar, in particular who sexually harassed her on several occasions.
With an on-going case, Ali Zafar stepped forward on Tuesday along with his legal counsel and tweeted that challenged the statement which was presented by Meesha Shafi during an interview on Monday.
Zafar shared a tweet by Barrister Ambreen Qureshi, in which he proclaimed that he has enough evidences to prove all the allegations wrong.
“Every verbal or written claim, blame or accusation will be answered with #facts and #evidence. Today I will release something that will seal the deal,”
Along with his legal counsel, Zafar released a statement that he had been aware of Shafi who was then filing for a complaint against him, however, he knew that her complaint will be rejected. He further stated that the complaint was also overruled by the governor of Punjab. In addition, Zafar claims that he had been correct in stating that the complaint against him had been dismissed.
The sexual harassment case between the two singers gained more hype after Ali Zafar during an interview to Geo News’ programme Naya Pakistan, broke down in tears. Similarly, after remaining silent, singer/actress Meesha Shafi broke her silence and came on Monday for an interview with Shahzeb Khanzada.