Ali Zafar rebuffs sexual harassment allegations by Meesha Shafi

Meesha Shafi accuses Ali Zafar of sexual harassment, Ali Zafar denies allegation

Pakistan’s top musician Ali Zafar has denied all the allegations of sexual harassment leveled against him by fellow Pakistani singer Meesha Shafi.

“I categorically deny any and all claims of harassment lodged against me by Ms Shafi” Ali Zafar said in a tweet on Thursday evening.

Rejecting all the claims made my Shafi, Zafar said “I intend to take this through the courts of law and to address this professionally and seriously rather than to lodge any allegations here, contesting personal vendettas on social media and in turn disrespecting the movement, my family, the industry and my fans”.

Earlier on Twitter, Pakistani model and singer Meesha Shafi made a shocking revelation by accusing her colleague and singer Ali Zafar of sexual harassment.

“Today, I speak up because my conscience does not allow me to be silent anymore,” said Meesha in her statement. “If this can happen to someone like me, an established artist, then it can happen to any young woman hoping to break into the industry and that concerns me gravely.”

In a detailed note on her social media account, Meesha explained why she had step forward with her experience:

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Reaction on Twitter:

The revelation sparked a debate on social media where Pakistani Twitterati expressed shock over the disclosure by Ms. Shafi, with many praising her on her courageous move.

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Patari, the music-streaming startup which recently faced a high-profile sexual harassment case which led to the resignation of their ex-CEO last week, also tweeted in support of Mesha Shafi:

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