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PTV corruption case: Bail plea of Shahid Masood turned down

ISLAMABAD: The Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Saturday turned down a bail plea of detained TV anchor Dr. Shahid Masood in Pakistan Television (PTV) corruption case.  During the hearing of bail plea in the IHC, Justice Mohsin Akhtar announced the reserved verdict in the case and declared the bail request of Shahid Masood rejected. On Dec 20, the high court reserved a verdict on the plea of former managing director of PTV in corruption case. As per the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA), the journalist is accused of…

Shahid Masood sent on 14-day judicial remand

ISLAMABAD: A district and sessions court on Tuesday sent television anchor, Dr Shahid Masood, on a 14-day judicial remand in a case pertaining to snatching of journalist’s cellphone, ARY News reported. The court had issued arrest warrants for the TV anchor in the same case on Nov 28. Police today produced Dr Masood in the court after transporting him from the Adiala Jail. The petitioner in his plea had said that he was deployed for coverage at the Islamabad High Court when Mr. Masood, after hurling some harsh words,…

Court orders arrest of Shahid Masood in PTV corruption case

ISLAMABAD: A court here on Friday threw out a bail petition of television anchorperson Dr Shahid Masood in a case pertaining to the alleged financial irregularities in the state-owned PTV. Special Judge Central Irum Niazi directed police to arrest and produce him in court on next hearing. The judge was seized with the hearing of an application filed by Mr Masood seeking bail before arrest in the case. His counsel Khawar Shah appeared before the court. The judge rejected his plea over his failure to appear in person,…

Supreme Court bars Shahid Masood from hosting TV show for three months

ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court on Tuesday slapped a three-month-long ban on anchorperson Dr Shahid Masood's TV talk show, ARY News reported. Headed by Chief Justice Mian Saqib Nisar, a bench of the apex court, gave this order while hearing a case pertaining to the anchorperson’s claims about the convicted murderer and rapist of Kasur’s little Zainab. The bench debarred Shahid Masood from hosting a news programme for a period of three months following a probe committee found his startling claims false and baseless. The…

SC says will take action against Shahid Masood over claims in Zainab case

ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court on Monday said it will proceed against anchorperson Dr Shahid Masood after a probe committee found his startling claims about the convicted murderer and rapist of Kasur’s Zainab false and baseless. Chief Justice Mian Saqib Nisar expressed dissatisfaction over the anchor’s reply, saying he didn’t tender an apology over his accusations in his written statement. He said he would take action against him in accordance with law. Dr Masood’s lawyer said his client wanted to apologize formally…

Supreme Court refuses anchorperson’s apology over Zainab case claims

ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court refused to accept an apology from anchorperson Dr Shahid Masood over his claims in a news channel programme in the rape and murder case of little Zainab in Kasur. Shahid Masood, in his talk show, had claimed that the suspected rapist and killer was a member of a pornography gang which also includes an influential politician. Chief Justice Mian Saqib Nisar during hearing of the case told the anchorperson that it was too late now to apologize after a joint investigation team (JIT) probing his…

Rana Sanaullah says Shahid Masood’s allegations adversely affected Zainab murder case

LAHORE: Punjab Law Minister Rana Sanaullah on Monday severely criticised anchorperson Shahid Masood over his allegations against the accused in Zainab murder case and called on the judiciary to take strict action against the media personality. The law minister while addressing media that the story of thirty-seven bank accounts of the main suspect in the Zainab case was concocted to derail the actual investigation province. He said the entire nation feels the pain and was affected by the case of Zainab and seven other…