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Pak #MeToo: More women accuse Ali Zafar of sexual harassment

In a lengthy Twitter post yesterday, Shafi had said she had been subjected to sexual harassment "of a physical nature" at the hands of Zafar on more than one occasion

Karachi: A day after singer Meesha Shafi accused Ali Zafar of sexual harassment, more women from Pakistan’s entertainment industry have come forward to allege that the actor misbehaved with them on various occasions.

In a lengthy Twitter post yesterday, Shafi had said she had been subjected to sexual harassment “of a physical nature” at the hands of Zafar on more than one occasion.

Soon after the revelation, Pakistani journalist Maham Javaid tweeted that Zafar had tried to kiss her cousin “many years ago”.

Maham said they did not report the incident as they thought nobody would have believed their side of the story.

She added that the alleged incident happened on a boat party at the Yacht Club between 2004-2005.

Make-up artist Leena Ghani also shared her story on social media. She said while clicking a selfie with Zafar, she felt him touching her inappropriately.

Ghani said the fact that Ali thought he could get away by saying vulgar things to her still “disgusts me”.

Pakistan star Mahira Khan took to social to support the women speaking out against harassment.

Zafar, a well-known face in also, had “categorically denied all claims of harassment” made by Shafi and said that he “intends to take this through the courts of law”.

“I categorically deny any and all claims of lodged against me by Ms Shafi. I intend to take this through the courts of and to address this professionally and seriously rather than to lodge any allegations here, contesting personal vendettas on social and in turn disrespecting the movement, my family, the industry and my fans”.

“Ultimately, I am a strong believer that the truth always prevails,” Zafar had said in a statement posted on Twitter.

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