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Sexual assault: Ali Zafar sues Meesha Shafi, claims whopping amount in damages

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Published Jun 24, 2018, 11:33 am IST
Updated Jun 24, 2018, 2:30 pm IST
The notice sent by the actor-musician said that Shafi damaged his reputation through false allegations.
 Meesha Shafi and Ali Fazal have both worked in Bollywood.
  Meesha Shafi and Ali Fazal have both worked in Bollywood.

Lahore: Ali Zafar, a renowned pop singer currently facing sexual harassment allegations from fellow musician Meesha Shafi, on Saturday filed a defamation suit in a district court against his accuser.

The lawsuit, claiming damages of PKR 1 billion, was filed under the Defamation Ordinance 2002, reported the Geo News.

 

The notice, sent by Zafar, said that Shafi damaged his reputation through false allegations.

It read: "Be that as it may, that due to the defamatory campaign being spearheaded by the defendant, the plaintiff besides special damages in case of defamation further suffered the following damages: Mental torture 2 crores, loss of contacts 8 crores, loss of reputation/ goodwill 50 crores, loss of business opportunities 40 crores."

Shafi had received a legal notice sent by Zafar's counsel earlier as well, which asked her to issue an apology on Twitter, failing which he would file a PKR 1 billion-defamation case against her.

In a social media post, the 36-year-old had alleged that Zafar harassed her on multiple occasions and that "my conscience does not allow me to be silent anymore."

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Zafar, a Pakistani singer-songwriter, has worked in several Bollywood films including 'Tere Bin Laden,' 'Mere Brother Ki Dulhan,' 'Chashme Baddoor,' and 'Dear Zindagi.'

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