A local court in Lahore imposed on Wednesday a fine of Rs10,000 on singer Meesha Shafi after her lawyer failed to attend a hearing in a defamation case filed against her by singer Ali Zafar .
The hearing was adjourned till April 17.
The Lahore High Court ordered on Tuesday the trial court judge to conclude Zafar’s defamation case against Shafi by April 15. He had filed a defamation suit against her after she accused him of sexual harassment.
He denied the allegations and wants her to pay restitution for the damage to his reputation and leveling false allegations against him.
In April 2018, Shafi took to Twitter to accuse Zafar of physically harassing her on ‘more than one occasion.’ “This happened to me despite the fact that I am an empowered, accomplished woman who is known for speaking her mind,” she said.