How a Wall Street Journal's report on Meesha Shafi turned into a ‘3 years prison’ sentence?

The two popular Pakistani singers Meesha Shafi and Ali Zafar have been the centre piece of Pakistani media for pretty a while now, as two years ago the woman singer accused Ali of groping her and filed a case against him within the courtroom. Now she is being prosecuted on a crook defamation charge, which is still being heard within the court docket.

So why Meesha Shafi is trending on Twitter, despite the fact that no main development has befell inside the case and why Indian media is reporting that the singer faces 3 years in jail? Well all of it commenced with the record The Wall Street Journal published on March 12, with the identify “Pakistani Singer Faces Prosecution for Accusing Pop Star of Groping Her”.


The booklet in its report had highlighted the fact that how Meesha precipitated the u . S .’s high-profile #MeToo debate when she accused Ali Zafar of groping her. And that now she became being prosecuted on a criminal defamation fee and “If convicted, she could be sentenced to up to three years in jail”.

Soon after the record turned into published, several Indian publications which encompass Times of India, IBTimes and DailyMail posted the same story with the headline that the court has exceeded Meesha with a three-year prison sentence.


DailyMail become the first publication which took the WSJ record and pronounced that the girl singer faces 3 years in prison. The Indian guides, following the DailyMail’s headline started out reporting the equal and very quickly the whole internet believed that the singer would be in jail soon.

After these reports hashtags #MeeshaShafi and #AliZafar commenced trending on Twitter, with Ali Zafars’ enthusiasts began congratulating their big name for prevailing the conflict in opposition to Meesha, whilst few of Shafi’s supporters additionally called out to the India publications for his or her clickbait and fake reporting.

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