Sexual misconduct allegations against Ali Zafar by Meesha Shafi meaningless: Aqsa Ali

This sparked Pakistan’s #MeToo moment. She described Ali as a genuine person, who treats people around him nicely. That is really not empowerment for me.” She feels Meesha has misused a very noble #MeToo movement — which came into existence with an intention to raise awareness about sexual harassment. It was a great jam session, everything was great — we also performed in Islamabad after the jam and all went really well.”
She says, “It is a serious matter, and we must be really clear on everything and not make it sensational announcing your accusations on social media.”
Aqsa has known Ali on a professional level. Now I am following my passion to be a singer as well. “It took me by surprise, because apparently both of them are friends and they know each other from their university days. It’s always been a great experience. “#MeToo is a strong movement but I think it may be much better for the American and European people. Last month, Meesha took to Twitter to allege that actor-singer Ali had sexually harassed her on more than one occasion. I am all in for women empowerment but at least things should make some sense,” Aqsa told IANS in an email interview from Lahore. Ali has categorically denied all such claims, saying he will take the legal route to resolve the matter. The exposure, the love and the learning are unconditional. Also read | Afreen Afreen fame Momina Mustehsan asks Ali Zafar to ‘apologise unconditionally’ if guilty
“My message to those ladies is simple: Don’t tear one woman to show your support to another woman. “If we want justice and want to empower the world, then we should understand the responsibility of every life being affected by our words too.”
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© IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd She has a voice already and has never been scared to use it on anyone. I feel very comfortable while working with him and I always learn something new,” said Aqsa, one of Ali’s band members. “I don’t think there’s any basis to these allegations, they are pretty empty and meaningless for me. I can’t comment on why she did this, but for me she misused #MeToo.”
She has a word of advice for Meesha. Recalling one of the incidents — wherein Meesha said she was harassed, Aqsa said: “When I read about Meesha telling the world that Ali harassed her at a jam session, I did not want to stay quiet as I was there as well with everyone else in the band. Also read | After being accused of sexual harassment by Meesha Shafi, Ali Zafar issues statement
“I don’t think these allegations make any sense, there are so many loopholes in them. I was astonished, as nothing happened at all! “Her manager and the event manager were there as well. “#MeToo is a great platform. Related News
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Published: May 4, 2018 1:41:50 pm

Last month, Meesha Shafi took to Twitter to allege that actor-singer Ali Zafar had sexually harassed her on more than one occasion. Defending Ali, she says he is a genuine person and treats everyone around him with respect and honour. “I also don’t think it is right to attack me for speaking up and telling the truth of what I witnessed — lots of Meesha’s supporters tore down my witness testimony by saying ‘Oh, it doesn’t count as she is Ali’s band member…’ or ‘she was asked to write this’. I myself am from the fashion industry and I have been working as a model. “I have been working with Ali for a few years and been travelling with him for concerts as well. Yes, it is to empower women, but with great power comes great responsibility… We should be clear on the allegations before putting up this hashtag.