LAHORE: Judicial Magistrate court issued bailable arrest warrants for actor-host Iffat Omar and Ali Gul Pir in a defamation case filed by Ali Zafar against Meesha Shafi and others for leveling allegations of sexual harassment on him.
Judicial Magistrate Yousuf Abdul Rehman heard the case on Wednesday.
As the hearing went underway, the judicial magistrate rejected the plea of Iffat Omar’s exemption from appearance and issued arrest her bailable warrants. The court also issued non-bailable arrest warrants for Ali Gul Pir.
The court also summoned singer Meesha Shafi on the next hearing and dismissed the pleas of co-accused Leena Ghani, Fariha Ayub, Faizan Raza and Haseemuz Zaman for permanent exemption from appearance.
The court adjourned the hearing till October 6.
The Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) Cybercrime Wing on Dec. 16 declared singer Meesha Shafi, seven others ‘guilty’ of running a defamation campaign on social media against singer cum actor Ali Zafar.
The FIA cybercrime wing submitted an interim challan to the Lahore court which stated that Meesha Shafi and seven others had run a defamatory drive against the actor by accusing him of his alleged involvement in sexual harassment and assault.