Meesha Shafi faces setback in defamation case against Singer Ali Zafar

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Meesha Shafi faces setback in defamation case against Singer Ali Zafar

ISLAMABAD - Meesha Shafi faces setback in defamation case against Singer Ali Zafar.

Lahore sessions court stayed the proceedings in singer Meesha Shafi’s Rs2 billion defamation suit against singer Ali Zafar.

The court’s order comes after Zafar had filed a petition seeking to have fellow singer Shafi’s petition against him thrown out. The court had earlier reserved its verdict.

Shafi had filed a harassment case against Zafar, who then filed a defamation suit against her. Both cases are currently under trial. Shafi then filed the defamation suit against Zafar.

An additional sessions judge heard Zafar’s petition on Thursday.

Zafar argued that Shafi filed a retaliatory defamation case against him, but the case against her is still being heard. He wanted the court to order the hearings of her petition to be stopped.

The court said that until Zafar’s defamation petition against Shafi is not decided, a verdict will not be announced.

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