FIA declares Meesha Shafi, others guilty of online campaign against Ali Zafar

By: News Desk      Published: 02:52 PM, 16 Dec, 2020
FIA declares Meesha Shafi, others guilty of online campaign against Ali Zafar

The Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) has held a group of eight people, including singer Meesha Shafi, guilty of running a defamatory campaign on social media against Pakistani superstar Ali Zafar, reported 24NewsHD TV channel. 

The FIA submitted a challan in a court in Lahore, saying this online group was unable to provide witnesses to Meesha Shafi’s sexual harassment allegations.

Singer-actor Ali Zafar had filed an application in the FIA against Meesha Shafi and seven others for running a vilification campaign against him on social media. He provided Twitter account handles and screenshots as evidence of the campaign to FIA’s Cyber Crime Wing.

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Meesha Shafi, actress Iffat Omar, Maham Javaid, Leena Ghani, Haseemus Zaman, Fariha Ayub, Syed Faizan Raza, Humna Raza and rapper Ali Gul Pir have been named in the application.

The Agency informed that Humna Raza was no longer required in the investigation as Ali Zafar had accepted her apology.

The FIA challan accused the group of making sexual harassment complaints against Ali Zafar on social media.

In April 2018, Meesha Shafi took to Twitter to accuse Ali Zafar of physically harassing her on ‘more than one occasion’. Ali Zafar, in response, filed a defamation suit against her.

The eight people named in the case were booked on September 29 under Section 20 (Offences against the dignity of a natural person) of the Prevention of Electronic Crimes Act and Section 109 (Punishment of abetment) of the Pakistan Penal Code.