Pakistani popular singer Ali Zafar had filed the defamation suit last year against Meesha Shafi

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Pakistani popular singer Ali Zafar had filed the defamation suit last year against Meesha Shafi, who had accused him of sexual harassment.

The suit, claiming damages of Rs 1 billion, was filed under the Defamation Ordinance 2002. In the notice, the singer claimed Shafi damaged his reputation through false allegations of sexual harassment.

On Monday (yesterday),  Ali Zafar gave his statement before a district and sessions judge in Lahore. The statement continued for over four hours until the court adjourned the hearing till July 3, when Zafar will resume his testimony.

In his statement, Zafar said the accusations levelled by Shafi damaged him mentally and financially adding that they were part of an organised conspiracy before the release of his film, Teefa in Trouble. He accused Shafi of running fake social media accounts to launch a smear campaign against him.

The Huqa Pani singer had also claimed that Shafi had sent him a message before a music programme, warning that she would run a campaign against him if he did not leave that show.