Rs2 Billion Damages Lawsuit Filed Against Ali Zafar By Meesha Shafi
Singer Meesha Shafi has filed a Rs2 billion damages suit against Ali Zafar for making false allegations against her on media.
The damages suit, filed in a Lahore sessions court, includes Rs1bn for the loss of goodwill and the damage to reputation caused, and Rs1bn for ‘mental torture and agony´.
Moreover, Shafi has asked the court to pass a decree declaring Ali Zafar’s statements against 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 also added that the defamatory statements had caused a loss to Meesha Shafi’s goodwill and had adversely affected her.
“Moreover, it has caused mental agony and anguish to the plaintiff and for which [the] defendant is now liable to pay damages,” it added.
Meesha Shafi had earlier in May sent a legal notice to Ali Zafar for defamation.
Earlier, Ali Zafar had submitted a Rs1bn damages suit against Meesha Shafi for accusing him of sexual harassment, the case regarding which is currently underway in a Lahore sessions court.
Ali Zafar had taken legal action after Meesha Shafi accused him of harassing her ‘on more than two occasions’.