LAHORE        -         A court in Lahore on Thursday adjourned for January 17 the defamation suit filed by singer-cum-actor Ali Zafar against leading singer Meesha Shafi. The actor had filed one hundred Crore defamation case filed against the singer, who did not show up for the latest hearing.

Earlier, Shafi was summoned to appear for her cross examination. However Shafi’s legal team requested for adjournments on three occasions, pleading that they would not be able to appear for cross examination due to lawyer’s strike though Zafar’s lawyers were present in the court. The judge had granted request and summoned Shafi’s witnesses on January 7. But her lawyer Saqib Jillani once again asked for adjournment.

Prior to this, the Lahore High Court had dismisses Shafi’s case against Zafar in a 15-page judgment.

Zafar is now seeking damages for loss of reputation and mental trauma caused by false and frivolous allegations of harassment tweeted by Shafi on April 19. 2018.