Singer Meesha Shafi approaches Supreme Court against the LHC verdict

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Singer Meesha Shafi approaches Supreme Court against the LHC verdict

ISLAMABAD – The Supreme Court has approved the appeal of Pakistani singer Meesha Shafi against the verdict of Lahore High Court (LHC) for the initial hearing.

The apex court on Monday issued notices to singer-actor Ali Zafar and Punjab Advocate General, stating that suo moto notice over the definition of harassment is also under hearing.

Taking to Twitter, the 39-year-old wrote, "Tomorrow, the Supreme Court of Pakistan hears my appeal on whether I, a ‘self-employed person’ have a right, as per the law, to be heard after being harassed and therefore expect justice on merit as an equal citizen."

"If ruled in my favour, this will be a landmark judgment in the history of Pakistan, determining those that are self-employed, as having the same rights to complain and seek justice as any other", she added.

The proceedings on the case have been adjourned for the indefinite time period.

Earlier, the Lahore High Court had rejected Meesha’s appeals as the alleged harassment was not covered by the workplace harassment law.