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Fawad Khan would be a great hero in our industry: Parineeti Chopra

Bollywood actors Arjun Kapoor and Parineeti Chopra have spoken out against discrimination faced by Pakistani artists from working in India. In a exclusive interview with Bollywood Hungama, the actors were asked over having Pakistani singers Atif Aslam and Rahat Fateh Ali Khan sings in their upcoming film 'Namaste England'. Arjun Kapoor said that both are creative people and were selected because they were the most suitable for it and not necessarily to snatch the opportunity from somebody's else. "I don't think the…

Caretaker govt prepares ‘balanced guidelines’ in every sector for new govt

ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for Information Barrister Syed Ali Zafar has said the caretaker government during its constitutional tenure prepared balanced guidelines for the new government to provide solutions to the challenges in all sectors including energy, health, education and economy. Speaking to journalists at an event, he said the guidelines would be handed over to the new elected government. He offered that the caretaker government ministers were open and ready to give briefing to the elected government in any…

Minister stresses on importance of energy efficiency and conservation

ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for Energy Barrister Ali Zafar has stressed on the importance of energy efficiency and conservation, and directed to put concerted efforts to fully operationalise the National Energy Efficiency and Conservation Authority (NEECA). The federal minister was chairing the first board meeting of the department attended by Secretary Power Rizwan Memon, Secretary Planning Division Shoaib Siddiqui, and senior officials of the ministries of Petroleum,  Industries, Climate Change, Science and Technology,…

NA session likely to be convened on Aug 12: minister

ISLAMABAD: Caretaker Minister for Information, Broadcasting and Law, Barrister Ali Zafar has said the Session of National Assembly was likely to be convened from August 12 to 14. Speaking to media persons outside the Supreme Court, Barrister Ali Zafar said a summary had been sent to the president for convening the NA Session. The minister said the newly elected members would take oath in the assembly session, adding the assembly would then elect the Speaker and Deputy Speaker of the House. He said under the…

Meesha Shafi granted time till Aug 13 to present reply in Ali Zafar’s defamation case

LAHORE: Meesha Shafi, a well known singer is once again asked by session court on Thursday to response regarding Rs1 billion defamation case filed against singer Ali Zafar. Earlier it was expected that she will respond till 5th July, but there is complete silence from her side. Furthermore, additional Sessions Judge Shehzad Ahmed stated that a court's notice shall be put on her residential gate which inquires about her reponse related to this case. Meesha is given time till 13th August for a response, as earlier the…

Ali Zafar files Rs1bn defamation suit against Meesha Shafi

LAHORE: Renowned Pakistani singer Ali Zafar has taken fellow singer Meesha Shafi to a court for levelling what he said baseless allegations of sexual harassment against him. The singer-cum-actor filed a defamation suit in a Lahore court through his lawyer, requesting it to direct Ms Shafi to tender an apology over levelling baseless allegations and pay Rs1 billion in damages. Earlier, he had sent a legal notice to the female singer days after the latter accused him of sexually harassing her on multiple occasions.…

Free and fair elections caretaker govt’s top priority: Ali Zafar

ISLAMABAD: Caretaker Minister for Information and Broadcasting Barrister Syed Ali Zafar has said first and foremost priority of caretaker government was to hold peaceful, transparent, free and fair elections on time. "Mandate of caretaker set up is limited in scope and is not long-term," he said in an interview with state television, PTV. The minister said in first cabinet meeting of caretaker government today, the prime minister said in clear terms that caretaker government would assist Election Commission of Pakistan…

Ali Zafar serves legal notice on Meesha Shafi over sexual harassment allegations

Renowned Pakistani singer Ali Zafar on Saturday sent a legal notice to fellow singer Meesha Shafi days after the latter alleged that he sexually harassed her on multiple occasions, ARY News reported.  According to details, the singer-cum-actor maintained that all of Meesha Shafi's allegations are baseless and he will file a defamation suit through his lawyer if she fails to apologise to Ali on electronic media within two weeks. Last week, Meesha Shafi accused Ali Zafar of sexually harassing her on more than one…

Ali Zafar denies Meesha Shafi’s ‘sexual harassment’ allegations, vows to take legal action

Popular singer Ali Zafar has responded to sexual harassment allegations leveled against him by fellow singer Meesha Shafi.  In a post shared on micro-blogging site Twitter, Meesha Shafi had claimed that she has been subjected to sexual harassment “of a physical nature” at Ali Zafar’s hands. The singer-cum-actress used the hashtag #MeToo to link it with an international movement against sexual harassment and assault. In his response, Ali Zafar categorically denied all the allegations leveled against him by Meesha…

#MeToo: Meesha Shafi accuses Ali Zafar of sexual harassment

In what one can call Pakistan's first #MeToo incident, Singer Meesha Shafi on Thursday accused fellow singer Ali Zafar of sexual harassment. In a post shared on micro-blogging site Twitter, Meesha Shafi claimed that she had been subjected to sexual harassment "of a physical nature" by fellow singer Ali Zafar on multiple occasions. Ali Zafar denies sexual harassment’ allegations, vows to take legal action "These incidences did not happen when I was young or just entering the industry. This happened to me despite the fact…