Social media reacts as Meesha Shafi accuses Ali Zafar of sexual harassment


LAHORE, APR 20 (DNA) – In a development that is sure to send shockwaves around the Pakistani showbiz industry, singer-cum-actress Meesha Shafi came forward today to reveal that she had allegedly been a victim of sexual harassment at the hands of another major showbiz personality. She proceeded by claiming that her harasser was none other than a fellow superstar, Ali Zafar.

In a detailed note over her social media account, Meesha recounted the reasons why she had step forward with her experience:

Meesha Shafi, who is the 36-year-old mother of two children, stated that it was time that she shared her story so that the culture of silence regarding sexual harassment ends and more women are inspired by her example to step forward.

As expected, Pakistani Twitterati have a lot to say about the recent disclosure by Mrs. Shafi, with many throwing their support behind her and applauding her courage in naming and shaming her harasser:

About Ali Zafar, who himself is a showbiz superstar, Mrs. Shafi had this to say:

“Ali is someone I have known for many years and someone I shared the stage with. I feel betrayed by his behaviour and his attitude and I know that I am not alone.”

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

There are some people who think otherwise regarding this development:

Reportedly, after Meesha went public with her experience, Ali Zafar was asked to comment on the accusations that were levied against him. For the time being, Ali Zafar has responded that he does not wish to talk about this development right now.