KARACHI: The Sindh High Court has allowed a compromise decree on separate applications filed by plaintiff Hameed Haroon and defendant Jamshed Mahmood, a filmmaker popularly known as Jami, in a suit for ‘Perpetual and Mandatory Injunction and Damages’ filed by the plaintiff last year.

The bench headed by Justice Hasan Azhar Rizvi allowed the compromise decree, which was duly effected from Oct 7, in the presence of Faisal Siddiqui, the lawyer for the plaintiff, and Asad Iftikhar, the counsel for the defendant.

As per the provisions of the compromise decree, Jamshed Mahmood has undertaken, through himself or any person acting on his behalf, “Not to make, circulate and/or publish any defamatory statements against the plaintiff (Hameed Haroon), including and similar to the allegations that the plaintiff is a rapist and/or has engaged in sexual assault/violence or sexual harassment”.

It went on to state: “The defendant (Jami) has permanently deleted his accounts on social media, including, but not limited to Twitter and Facebook.” Should Jami reactivate and/or create the said accounts, he shall act strictly in accordance with the above mentioned clause, it added.

The compromise decree further said, “Hameed Haroon undertakes, through himself or through any person acting on his behalf, not to make, circulate and/or publish any defamatory statements against the defendant.”

“The instant terms agreed herewith between the parties are without prejudice to their respective stance in the (present) proceedings”, it concluded.

Published in Dawn, October 28th, 2021

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