This Is Me, And I Am Not Going To Jail, Says Meesha Shafi
Singer Meesha Shafi and her legal team had already explained on March 15 and 16 about the British and Indian media's false news.
After the false news was published and the topic was discussed in the Pakistani media, including the British and Indian press, Meesha Shafi responded to the opponents by sharing a picture of herself.
Meesha Shafi had denied the false news published in the foreign media and said that she had not been convicted by any court or institution.
Some reports in the British and Indian media on March 15 and 16 against Meesha Shafi stated that she could be sentenced to three years in prison in a defamation case filed by Ali Zafar.
Meesha Shafi wrote on such fabricated news in a social media post about a disinformation campaign against her.
She shared the screenshot, adding that "because of such cases, many people do not raise their voices against the injustice done to them and remain silent."
She further wrote that this is why raising voice is more difficult than enduring harassment.
Later, her legal team also issued an explanatory statement on the issue, calling the Indian and British media reports misleading and false.
Following the news of the jail sentence, Meesha Shafi shared two photos of herself on Instagram on March 16, sending a message to those who spread false reports against her that she is not going to jail.
Meesha Shafi shared a picture taken in the car and wrote in a short pawri-tone caption, 'This is me, and I am not going to jail.'
Meesha Shafi's post went viral on social media, but people criticized her for this picture, and the singer also shared screenshots of negative comments in her Instagram stories.
Meesha Shafi also shared another photo on Instagram, and her fans liked both of her posts and called her a brave woman.
Meesha Shafi also tweeted about the publication of false news and criticism against her, in which she wrote that "she believes in forgiveness."
Meesha Shafi further wrote in the tweet that she believes in peace and love, and those who are writing against her on social media agree with their opinion.
Simultaneously, Meesha Shafi told such people that 'but she will not attack anyone.'
It may be recalled that the case cited in the fabricated news against Meesha Shafi is still pending in the Sessions Court of Lahore and the statements of Meesha Shafi's witnesses and their cross-examination are yet to be taken.
I believe in forgiving and I believe in peace and harmony. I agree with the intention of what you’re saying here. It resonates with me spiritually.— MEESHA SHAFI (@itsmeeshashafi) March 17, 2021
But I’m not the aggressor here and so your message is really meant for the other side ???????? https://t.co/Kq5D5e74QL
The case has been pending in the Sessions Court for the past two years. The lawsuit was filed by Ali Zafar against Meesha Shafi on false charges of sexual harassment.
The defamation suit was filed by Ali Zafar after Meesha Shafi accused the singer of sexual harassment in April 2018, which was rejected by the singer.
Later, Meesha Shafi had also lodged a complaint against Ali Zafar with the Punjab Ombudsman and the Governor of Punjab, but her applications were rejected on technical grounds.
Ali Zafar later filed a defamation suit against the singer, which is still pending, but on March 15 and 16, British and Indian media reported that Meesha Shafi might be sentenced to 3 years in jail.