Judge Bias: Meesha Shafi’s plea accepted over the transfer of case to another court

LAHORE: On Wednesday, a local court approved an application by the singer Meesha Shafi showing no-confidence in the judge hearing a defamation suit filed by actor Ali Zafar, allowing the transfer of the case to another court.

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District and Sessions judge Muhammad Khalid Nawaz had reserved the verdict on Saturday on Meesha’s application, which stated that the additional district and sessions judge was showing partiality to Ali Zafar and that she had lost trust in him.

The application moved through her counsel, Meesha had alleged that the additional district and sessions judge assisted witnesses in recording their statements in the defamation case, and that he had also fined her counsel without any reason.

“The defendant does not have any confidence that the learned judge will be able to impartially and fairly proceeding in the case and hence desires to transfer her above-mentioned case to any other court of competent jurisdiction,” read the petition.

 

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