The Supreme Court (SC) on Tuesday ordered the early disposal of the Ali Zafar sexual harassment case and stated that no unnecessary adjournments will be granted.
The two-member SC bench said that the high court’s order passed earlier in April will be followed while adding that lawyers for both singers were to cross-examine the witnesses on the same day.
The bench further noted that the affidavits of the witnesses should be filed within seven days and an advance copy should be sent to the respondent for preparation.
The witnesses will then be produced on the same day and the cross-examination will commence.
In April 2018, Shafi had taken to Twitter to publicly accuse Zafar of physically harassing her on “more than one occasion”. “This happened to me despite the fact I am an empowered, accomplished woman who is known for speaking her mind!” her statement had read.
Zafar, on the other hand, “categorically” denied the allegations and threatened to take legal action against the actress. “I intend to take this through the courts of law, and to address this professionally and seriously rather than to lodge any accusations here,” the singer had said on Twitter.