The women’s march is an attempt to defame Ali Zafar’s letter to the President of Pakistan, lawyers said
LAHORE: Lawyers for singer and actor Ali Zafar have said that the Women’s March letter against Ali Zafar is an attempt to defame the singer. At present, no case is pending against Ali Zafar. The case against Shafi is pending.
According to Express-News, on the announcement of awarding Pride of Performance Award to singer and actor Ali Zafar by the President of Pakistan, the Women’s March organization had written a letter to the President of Pakistan not to give the award to Ali Zafar.
In response, singer Ali Zafar’s legal team said that the Women’s March organization misrepresented in a letter to the President of Pakistan and it is unfortunate that the women’s rights organization became part of the campaign to defame Ali Zafar.
Barrister Umbereen Qureshi has said in his tweet that the complaints of harassment by singer Mesha Shafi have been dismissed by the provincial ombudsman, governor of Punjab and Lahore High Court. Ali Zafar has filed a defamation suit against Mesha Shafi for Rs 1 billion.
Facts vs Fiction: Our response to the letter written to the President by the Aurat March Organisation in regards to the Pride of Performance Award given to Ali Zafar. #facts #fakenews #smearcampaigns #falseallegations #metoo pic.twitter.com/8OPAPueS76
— Barrister Ambreen Qureshi (@ambreenqureshi) August 20, 2020
The legal team further said that no case is pending against Ali Zafar. At present, only Ali Zafar’s case against Mesha Shafi is pending. The letter to Pakistan is actually part of a campaign to discredit Ali Zafar.