Ali Zafar vs Meesha Shafi: Supreme Court Grants Leave In Workplace Harassment Case

Twitter Lauds SC's Decision To Hear Meesha Shafi's Plea

Ali Zafar vs Meesha Shafi: Supreme Court Grants Leave In Workplace Harassment Case
Ali Zafar and Meesha Shafi

The Ali Zafar and Meesha Shafi workplace harassment saga doesn't seem to be showing any signs of diminishment and as we enter the new year 2021, it looks like Meesah Shafi has had the first minor win over this prolonged case. 

In 2020, there were strong voices from various corners of the country who spoke up against Ali Zafar and demanded that the Government take back its decision to award him with the Pride of Performance, which is to be conferred on 23rd March 2021, amid sexual harassment cases leveled against him. Ali's counsel countered by telling everyone that are no active cases against him anymore. 

And now, Pakistani singer Meesha Shafi’s workplace harassment case against Ali Zafar was approved for hearing on Monday by the Supreme Court.

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The singer was granted leave by the court in her appeal against Ali Zafar, meaning the court will be deliberating if Meesha Shafi’s accusations of sexual harassment should come under the workplace harassment law.

A three-judge bench of the apex court, led by Justice Mushir Alam, issued notices to respondents Ali Zafar and Advocate General Punjab.

Ali Zafar vs Meesha Shafi: Supreme Court Grants Leave In Workplace Harassment Case

 Prior to the hearing, activist Sheema Kermani had also tweeted in Shafi's support.

Now, several are congratulating the singer on being granted leave.

 Earlier in 2019, Meesha Shafi’s appeal was dismissed by the Lahore High Court on the basis that she and her alleged harasser did not have “an employer-employee” relationship. 

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