ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court accepted the request of singer Meesha Shafi about regular hearing on the case that she filed against Ali Zafar of harassing her at work place.
The Justice Mushir Alam issued notices to Advocate General Punjab and singer Ali Zafar.
Earlier, Ali Zafar had denied the allegations and reached to court to file defamation case against Meesha Shafi for accusing him of sexual harassment.
Counsel of Meesha, Advocate Khawaja Ahmad Hosain requested the court to order her complaint be heard and decided under the Protection against Harassment of Women at the Work Place Act 2010 against Zafar on merit.
Meesha Shafi’s case was filed under section 8 of the 2010 Act as the incident occurred at the work place.
Earlier, the ombudsperson rejected the plea stating that petitioner was not an employee, hence, the complaint cannot be considered under the act.
Shafi claimed that the ombudsperson’s command was based exclusively on contract between the petitioner and JS Events and Production.
According to the contract , Meesha Shafi had to rehearse at Ali Zafar’s studio as they both had to perform in collaboration .