Yet another woman comes forward with sexual harassment allegations against Ali Zafar

Yet another woman comes forward with sexual harassment allegations against Ali Zafar

ISLAMABAD - Another woman has broken up the silence and disclosed her experience with Ali Zafar which she had experienced.

Karachi-based marketing executive, Noor E Sehar, has blamed Ali Zafar of sexually harassing her in Lahore a year ago. While talking with the media representatives, Noor told openly about her own experience.

Noor is a regular at industry events given the nature of her job and claims that Zafar made repeated unwanted sexual advances at her during a soiree hosted by a famous fashion designer.

She expressed that,“It was a party in Lahore, I went to it with my friend. Ali Zafar came in a little later into the night and I noticed that he kept looking at me for some time. Eventually, he came up to me and tried to strike a conversation. I’m normally very shy so I wasn’t really responding much. He kept trying to talk for a really long time, would leave and then come back. But as time went by, he kept trying to get close to me.

It was a party and the music was loud so he kept closing in on me, talking to me in my ear and forcefully holding my hands and touching them in a weird manner. I told him three times, literally my words were, “I’m not interested”. I think I said the same to him two more times, that I’m not interested, but he wouldn’t take no for an answer. Towards the end of the night, he invited me to another singer’s house. Of course, I didn’t go,”

“To be honest, I haven’t been hiding this incident, I’ve spoken to my friends about it. I never spoke about it publicly because I never really found the right platform. Regarding the backlash, I haven’t really thought about it. But the reason why I’m speaking up now is that I don’t want to regret not speaking later.”