Pakistani Singer Meesha Shafi manager appeared before the court in the 1 billion defamation case against Ali Zafar and recorded his statement. He said that during the whole session he was there but he didn’t witness any sexual harassment.
Meesha manager name Syed Farhan Ali himself said that he has been managed the different projects of Meesha for the past four years. He clarifies that during music sessions he was there but he didn’t eyewitness any harassment from Ali Zafar.
He said: “I was not focusing on the plaintiff or the defendant. I did go out of the room a couple of times so cannot confirm whether or not any harassment happened.”
But Farhan said that when the session ended Meesha said to him that she will not go to do the project with Ali Zafar. He said that the singer herself said that during music sessions Ali sexually harasses her.
He said that many people and he himself tries t change her mind but she didn’t listen to anyone. He further said: “As a result, Meesha was forced to go public with her sexual harassment allegations despite my advice against it. I told her people would abuse her and she would lose her work too. I don’t see any motive behind the allegation of Meesha Shafi against Ali Zafar as I saw it as a battle of right and wrong. I have no idea as to whether she wanted to trigger the MeToo movement in Pakistan.”
He said that he did not know as to whether Shafi had accepted foreign funding to launch this movement in this country. “She sends her tax returns through me, and they have decreased.”