Model Zainab seeks action against fake accounts maligning Ali Zafar’s name
Former supermodel Zainab Qayyum has come out in support of singer Ali Zafar, who has been subjected to hate and criticism since harassment allegations hurled at him by Meesha Shafi first surfaced against him.
Zainab in a series of tweets has urged an inquiry into the operation of fake accounts that are working to malign the name of the singer even when the matter is in the court.
She asked the cybercrime wing of the FIA to take action against such persons who are running fake accounts to malign the singer’s name without any justification.
“Sir there’s so much evidence of a hate and smear campaign against @AliZafarsays misusing the honourable #MeToo movement and it’s been two year since he filed a complaint with evidence. Please take action on fake accounts and this propaganda.”
@cybercrimefia @AsifIqbalccw Sir there's so much evidence of a hate & smear campaign against @AliZafarsays misusing the honourable #metoo movement and it’s been two year since he filed a complaint with evidence 🙏🏻plzzzz take action on fake accounts and this propaganda⚖— Zainab Qayoom~ZQ (@zainaconda) September 23, 2020
And Cyber Crime Wing was prompt to reply as replying her tweet they asked her to file an online complaint in this regard.
“Please submit your complaint online using below link.
http://complaint.fia.gov.pk” the tweet read.
Please submit your complaint online using below link.https://t.co/46nfWJfa9m— Federal Investigation Agency - FIA (@FIA_Agency) September 23, 2020
Earlier, a court has summoned Singer Meesha Shafi and her witnesses on Monday, September 28, 2020, for their cross-examination in Rs1 billion defamation suit filed by fellow singer Ali Zafar.
Additional District and Sessions Judge Muhammad Yasar Hayat resumed the hearing into the case but Meesha Shafi’s senior counsel and witnesses didn’t appear in the court.
A junior counsel informed the court that the counsel of Ms Shafi was at Islamabad and sought the adjournment.
Ali Zafar’s lawyer raised the objection that the examination-in-chiefs of defendant’s four witnesses (namely Meesha Shafi, her mother Saba Hameed, manager Farhan Ali and actress Iffat Omar) were recorded many months ago but they were not produced for cross-examination.
After hearing, the court directed Meesha’s counsel to produce the above mentioned four witnesses for their cross-examination on next date i.e. Sept 28.
This defamation suit had been filed by singer Ali Zafar more than two years ago in June 2018 against Meesha claiming that she ruined his reputation by making a false allegation of harassment
The court had already recorded the evidence of Ali Zafar and his 11 witnesses.