ISLAMABAD: Supreme Court of Pakistan on Tuesday allowed Meehsa Shafi’s legal team to cross-examine the witnesses of the case presented by renowned musician and actor Ali Zafar in one go, by nullifying the Lahore High Court’s (LHC) previous orders in the defamation case.
As per details, a two-member bench of the SC headed by Justice Mushir Alam heard the high-profile defamation case.
During the hearing, Meesha’s legal team told the court that the female singer doesn’t even know any of the produced presented witnesses of Ali Zafar as most of the witnesses were the employees of the latter.
To which, Ali Zafar’s lawyer told the court that none of the presented witnesses were the employees of his client. At which, the court questioned what is the primary objection of the former on Meesha’s petition.
Meesha Shafi’s legal team told the court that we can cross-examine the witness within one day if we would be given the list of the witness. The court then ordered to cross-examine the witnesses in one day if possible.
The legal team of Meesha told the court that the statement of the witness and cross-examination is done on the same day. To which Justice Qazi Faiz Essa told that it is the right of the court and the court has to decide.
Later on, the court nullified the LHC’s orders during today’s hearing, the Supreme Court directed Zafar’s counsel to submit affidavits of the remaining witnesses within one week, where after Shafi’s counsel will be allowed to cross-examine the nine witnesses of the case at the same time.
However, the court also barred Ali Zafar and Meesha Shafi to file unnecessary references and concluded the case pertaining to the latter’s petition.