Meesha Shafi and Ali Zafar’s legal feud has been in the headlines ever since the former levelled allegations of sexual harassment against the Teefa in Trouble actor back in 2018. The court case resumed last month with Zafar’s lawyer posting the same on Twitter. Ambreen Qureshi had written in a Twitter post, “Defamation case against #MeeshaShafi finally resumed in court after months. However, no witnesses were produced by the defendant. Adjournment was sought by opposition counsel. Hon’ judge has ordered them to produce witnesses for cross examination on next date of hearing on 28th. #MeToo.” She attached a picture of the legal document that mentioned the next hearing was scheduled for September 28, 2020. However, there was a no-show once again from Shafi’s legal counsel and witnesses.
Case Update: Once again no show from Meesha Shafi or any of her witnesses for their cross examination before the Learned Court. Now Meesha has sought stay on the case proceedings via frivolous application filed today. Our reply will be filed on13/10/2020#metoo #falseallegations pic.twitter.com/pUWAX5DWiv
— Barrister Ambreen Qureshi (@ambreenqureshi) October 10, 2020
The next hearing was the scheduled for October 10, 2020 (today). Qureshi has now taken to Twitter yet again to reveal, “Case Update: Once again no show from Meesha Shafi or any of her witnesses for their cross examination before the Learned Court. Now Meesha has sought stay on the case proceedings via frivolous application filed today. Our reply will be filed on 13/10/2020 #metoo
Twitter users also questioned Shafi’s absence in court, during last month’s hearing. “AZ Defamation Case against #MeeshaShafi. LIVE COURT UPDATE. Once again, NO SHOW from Meesha Shafi, or any of her witnesses & lawyers in the court so far. Apparently, the lawyer has sent message through Munshi that he is not available today, this week and the next week,” posted Dubai-based journalist Mahwash Ajaz, a strong advocate of the #MeToo movement and someone who has been extremely vocal in the Zafar-Shafi case. “I can’t believe this! Is it true that it’s a no show from @itsmeeshashafi and her witnesses?” asked one user at the time. Another added, “I knew it! that’s what I said few days back! Either no show, adjournment, or lawyer will ask for time! I didn’t know everything will happen at the same time.”