Ali Zafar’s witnesses turn down harassment allegations in affidavits

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LAHORE: A district and sessions court on Tuesday adjourned the hearing of a defamation suit of singer Ali Zafar against fellow singer Meesha Shafi after Zafar’s witnesses dismissed the claims of sexual harassment.

Zafar’s counsel Rana Intizar submitted the affidavits of the witnesses, including guitarist Asad Ahmed, bass player Muhammad Ali, drummer Qaisar Zain, backing vocalist Aqsa Ali, saxophone player Muhammad Taqi, percussionist Kashif Chaman and keyboard player Joshua Keith.

All the witnesses maintained that no incident of sexual harassment had taken place during the jamming session on Dec 22, 2017, as alleged by Ms Shafi.

The next hearing has been adjourned till May 29 and summoned the witnesses for cross-examination.

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