After Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) summoned singer/comedian Ali Gul Pir for allegedly making ‘derogatory remarks' against actor Ali Zafar, Pir has clapped back at the alleged ‘harasser’ Zafar for suppressing freedom of speech.
Pir said in a tweet on Wednesday that he has already given statement to FIA and that he respects the law. However, he also slammed Zafar for filing such a complaint against him and other celebrities who have been commenting on his ongoing legal battle against Meesha Shafi, who accused him of sexual harassment.
“Before anything, I want to make it clear that I received the noticed and that I have already given my statement to the FIA. Now I need to share my truth. In Pakistan, some people have so much power that they try to silence you if you don’t agree with them,” he wrote.
“A certain celebrity, in this case feels we can be silenced by being served these notices. Should we go to jail just for voicing our opinion within the boundaries of law' Or should this ‘hero’ realize that freedom of expression is a fundamental right and that you can’t react with intimidation if someone calls you an ‘alleged harasser’. This is a classic case of those with influence trying to suppress dissent,” he added.
My statement pic.twitter.com/RsMNUoMbvt
— Ali Gul Pir (@Aligulpir) August 21, 2019
On May 1, Pir mocked Zafar over his statement when he said that he will forgive Meesha if his wife Ayesha Fazli forgives her.
“Only in Pakistan; An alleged harasser is so high up on his horse that instead of being defensive, he is talking about forgiving the victim if his wife gives permission. Plus he's retweeting Waqar Zaka, that's when your shit is messed up,” Pir wrote on Twitter.