Islamabad: A sessions court in Lahore on Wednesday recorded the testimonies of five witnesses produced by Ali Zafar’s counsel during the hearing of a defamation suit filed by the singer against Meesha Shafi.
Additional District and Sessions Judge Amjad Ali Shah conducted the proceedings in which the five witnesses stated that no incident of harassment alleged by Shafi took place during the jamming session held on December 22, 2017.
The court summoned the remaining four witnesses for cross examination in the next hearing on May 30 before adjourning the case.
Zafar had filed Rs1 billion defamation case under the Defamation Ordinance 2002, after being accused of harassment. He denied all allegations levelled against him in a statement by Shafi.
In April 2018, Shafi had accused Zafar of harassing her on “more than one occasion”.
Flute player Baqir Abbass and singer Kanza Munir had already recorded their statements before the court declaring Shafi’s allegations as fake.