Zainab Qayyum seeks action against fake accounts maligning Ali Zafar’s name, who has been subjected to Meesha Shafi’s harassment allegations and has suffered a lot of hate.
Zainab urged an investigation into the fake accounts in a series of tweets, saying these accounts are being used to disgrace the singer. She requested the cybercrime wing of the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) to take action against the slanderous accounts.
“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,” she tweeted.
The cybercrime wing replied by asking her to file an online complaint.
Earlier, a court, under Additional District and Sessions Judge Muhammad Yasar Hayat, had summoned Meesha and her witnesses on Monday, September 28, 2020, for their cross-examination in Rs1 billion defamation suit, but here senior counsel and witnesses did not appear in the court.
A junior counsel informed the court that Meesha’s counsel was at Islamabad and sought the adjournment.
Ali’s lawyer raised the objection that the examination-in-chiefs of defendant’s four witnesses – Meesha , her mother Saba Hameed, manager Farhan Ali and actress Iffat Omar – were recorded many months ago but they could not be 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. September 28.
This defamation suit had been filed by singer Ali 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 and his 11 witnesses.