Ali Zafar filed a false case, should be dismissed
The Lahore High Court summoned the FIA’s investigating officer on a petition seeking dismissal of the case registered under the Anti-Cyber Crime Act by singer Mesha Shafi.
Mesha Shafi’s petition was heard by Justice Tariq Saleem Sheikh on Monday.
The singer took a stand in the petition that Ali Zafar had filed a false case against her and her associates.
According to the petition, Ali Zafar filed a cyber crime case to counter the sexual harassment case.
Mesha Shafi’s petition also states that a defamation suit and a cybercrime case cannot go hand in hand. “According to the law, civil and criminal cases cannot be tried simultaneously.”
The petition seeks that section 20 of the Cyber Crimes Act be declared unconstitutional.
It may be recalled that Ali Zafar was accused of sexual harassment by singer Mesha Shafi in 2018 on which Ali Zafar had filed a defamation suit against him while a cyber crime case was also registered later.