The special court judge handed over known anchor and TV host Dr. Shahid Masood to FIA on a five day physical remand. The FIA investigation officer requested the court for the physical remand of renowned TV personality to further investigate the case. The remand will end on November 28 and the anchor will be produced in the court.
Dr. Shahid Masood is a well-known critique of both PML-N and PPP always supported PTI. He has been arrested in a corruption case when he was Managing director of state owned TV channel PTV. He was appointed during the tenure of PPP government.
Dr. Shahid Masood is known for his sensational claims and revelations on different issues. He bitterly opposed and criticised the governments of PPP and PML-N. The interesting fact is that he never been able to prove his allegations and claims whenever challenged. He worked with all the leading news channels of the country including Geo, ARY, Dunya, Express and others.
His lawyer former deputy attorney general of Pakistan Shah Khawar opposed the 5 day long physical remand. He suggested a 24 hours remand. The judge asked the FIA official whether they have completed their inquiry and whether he has been previously remanded.
On this, the FIA told the judge that it was the first remand of Shahid Masood who was arrested from Lahore High Court after his application for bail was rejected. The FIA said the suspect had not surrendered himself and there were several things that need to be investigated properly.
A lawyer for the PTV also presented documents of LHC record to the judge, and prayed to the court that it take into consideration some directives regarding the suspect issued by the high court. The judge approved the FIA plea and ordered that the suspect be presented before the court on November 28.
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17 November, 2019