ISLAMABAD, Jan 11 (Online): Supreme Court (SC) has admitted for preliminary hearing the appeal plea filed by singer Meesha Shafi against Lahore High Court (LHC) decision in sexual harassment case.
Ther court has clubbed it with the suo motu notice pertaining to definition of sexual harassment.
A 3-member bench of SC presided over by Justice Mushir Alam took up Meesha Shafi harassment case for hearing Monday.
The court while issuing notices to Ali Zafar and Advocate General (AG) Punjab has sought written reply from the counsel of Ali Zafar..
Khawaja Ahmad Hassan counsel for Meesha Shafi took the plea during the hearing of the case LHC maintained only the employees of the respective department can lodge complaint about harassment. Under harassment law it is not necessary that the complainant should be employee of the respective deparetment for lodging comaplaint against any one. The harassment law also applies to educational institutions.
The counsel for Ali Zafar said SC should not see the merits of case. LHC and wafaqi Mohtasib have dismised Meesha Shafi writ.
The court remarked we are not deciding the case. We have issued notice only for clarification of legal points. It is necessary to review the points which have been raised. The questions raised by the counsel for Meesha Shafi are worth consideration.
The court attached the case to suo motu notice pertaining to defination of sexual harassment.
The court remarked suo motu notice taken in respect of defination of sexual harassment is pending hearing.
The hearing of the case was adjourned for indefinite period.