Pakistan’s top showbiz celebrities Meesha Shafi and Ali Zafar’s case has begun in Supreme Court on Thursday, with the apex court taking up an appeal filed by Shafi after Lahore High Court rejected her plea for joint cross-examination of witnesses.
According to Geo News, Justice Ijazul Ahsan who was heading a three-member bench on Thursday remarked that the court will decide when the statements of the witnesses will be recorded.
The apex court’s judge also questioned Shafi’s lawyer over wanting to record all witness statements at the same time and then cross-question them together.
Shafi’s legal representative responded that he wanted to establish before the court “what had transpired during the jam session”, during which Shafi had accused Zafar of harassing her.
Justice Ahsan responded, “You cannot because there are zero court precedents”.
Meanwhile, Ali Zafar’s legal representative informed the court that only one out of 11 witnesses had recorded their testimony.
The case has been adjourned for next week.
Last year, Meesha Shafi alleged on her social media account that her fellow musician and actor Ali Zafar had sexually harassed her on multiple occasions.