LAHORE: The session court has again summoned musician Meesha Shafi for cross-examination in a defamation case filed by her against singer Ali Zafar for making false allegations against her on media.
The damages suit includes Rs1 billion for the loss of goodwill and reputation caused and Rs1bn for mental torture and agony.
In addition to the damages requested, Meesha Shafi asked the court to pass a decree to declare Ali Zafar’s statements regarding her as false, malicious and defamatory, and ‘made to injure the reputation of the plaintiff’.
The suit stated, “It is prayed that the defendant (Zafar) be permanently restrained from making any further defamatory statement against the plaintiff (Shafi).”
It added that the defamatory statements had caused a loss to Shafi’s goodwill and adversely affected her.
The suit further added, “Moreover, it has caused mental agony and anguish to the plaintiff and for which [the] defendant is now liable to pay damages.”
Earlier, Zafar had submitted a Rs1 billion damages suit against Shafi for accusing him of sexual harassment. The case is currently underway in a session court in Lahore.
Zafar took legal action after Shafi accused him of harassing her “on more than two occasions”.