The court had previously rejected Shafi’s appeal not to record the witnesses’ statements as her request was pending in the Supreme Court.
However, the judge said the hearing would continue as per schedule and recorded the statement of one witness, Kanza Muneer.
In her statement, Muneer shared that during the rehearsal, at which 11 people were present and videos were made, Zafar and Shafi maintained five to six feet distance from each other. She said that Shafi left after saying bye and claimed that her allegations of harassment were false.
“This happened to me despite the fact that I am an empowered, accomplished woman who is known for speaking her mind,” she said.
Recently, Shafi’s legal team sent Zafar a defamation notice demanding a public apology and Rs2 billion in damages.