Supreme Court admits Meesha Shafi’s appeal for preliminary hearing

By: News Desk      Published: 12:15 PM, 11 Jan, 2021
Supreme Court admits Meesha Shafi’s appeal for preliminary hearing

The Supreme Court of Pakistan has granted leave in Meesha Shafi's workplace harassment appeal for hearing against the decision of the Lahore High Court (LHC) and adjourned the case for an indefinite period, reported 24NewsHD TV channel.

The apex court has admitted Meesha Shafi’s appeal against the Lahore High Court ruling for a preliminary hearing.

The Supreme Court ordered and attached the case with the suo-moto notice taken on the definition of “sexual harassment” that is still pending before the court.

The court issued notice to singer-cum-actor Ali Zafar and Advocate General Punjab, the TV channel reported. 

Meesha Shafi lawyer tweeted: ”Leave granted by the Supreme Court of Pakistan in Meesha Shafi vs The Governor of Punjab to consider whether all women, including students, are covered under Pakistan's harassment law.”

“We're very proud today for Mr. Khwaja Ahmad Hosain for the most brilliant advocacy,” she added.

In a tweet on Sunday, Meesha Shafi said, “Tomorrow, the Supreme Court of Pakistan hears my appeal on whether I, a ‘self-employed person’ have a right, as per the law, to be heard after being harassed and therefore expect justice on merit as an equal citizen.”