Meesha Shafi, eight others found guilty of defamation campaign against Ali Zafar: FIA

The Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) has declared Meesha Shafi guilty of defamation campaign against Ali Zafar.

FIA’s cybercrime wing Lahore on Wednesday (today), declared Meesha Shafi and eight others ‘guilty’ of smear campaign against singer, actor Ali Zafar.

In its interim report, FIA has said that as per oral and documentary evidence so far, Meesha Shafi, Iffat Omar, Maham Javaid, Leena Ghani, Haseemus Zaman, Farigha Ayub, Syed Faizan Raza, Humna Raza and Ali Gul Pir have been found guilty for running defamation campaign against Ali Zafar.

FIA argued that the aforementioned individuals have failed to provide any substantial evidence against Ali Zafar.

Meesha Shafi back in April 2018, posted false and defamatory allegations against Ali Zafar accusing the latter of sexual harassment, said FIA.

The development comes as Ali Zafar back in November 2018, had approached FIA cybercrime wing against ‘defamatory’ content being circulated against him.

“A twitter account @nehasaigol1, which posted 3,000 defamatory tweets against me and my family only in one year, was created 50 days before Meesha’s allegations of sexual harassment,” Ali Zafar had argued in his complaint.

He had accused Meesha Shafi of posting such content and then deleting it afterwards.

Following it, an FIR was registered against Meesha Shafi and eight others under section 20 (1) of Prevention of Electronic Crimes Act 2016 and R/W 109-PPC on court orders.