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    24 Jan 2016 Dr Shahid Masood Pakistan

  • Pemra bans Dr Shahid Masood show

    ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) has imposed a 45-day ban on the ARY News programme ‘Live with Dr Shahid Masood’...

    According to a statement issued by Pemra on Thursday, Dr Shahid Masood alleged — in a programme aired on June 22 — that the son of the Sindh High Court chief justice was kidnapped because the chief justice took a bribe and then did not make good on his promises...

  • IHC questions Pemra over Shahid Masood show ban

    ISLAMABAD: The Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Friday asked the chairman of the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority to depute an officer not below the rank of director to explain under which law the Pemra had banned a television show...

    Justice Miangul Hassan Aurangzeb issued the directives on an appeal filed by anchorperson Dr Shahid Masood against ‘off-airing’ of his show by a private television channel...

  • Pemra suspends Dr Shahid Masood, show for 30 days

    ISLAMABAD: The country’s electronic media regulator on Monday suspended talk show anchor Dr Shahid Masood and his programme, Live with Dr Shahid Masood, on Bol television for 30 days...

    It also imposed a fine of Rs1 million on the Bol network for making baseless allegations against the Pakistan Army and the federal ministers for finance and defence...

  • Zainab case: Shahid Masood summoned by SC, tells court suspect has 37 foreign accounts

    The Supreme Court on Thursday summoned television anchor Shahid Masood to provide clarity on revelations he made during a late night show regarding the suspect in the rape and murder case of six-year-old Zainab Amin and other children in Kasur...

    Masood, in his show, had alleged that Zainab's suspected rapist and murderer was a member of a pornography gang which also includes a Punjab minister...

  • Zainab's parents, Shahid Masood arrive for SC hearing on rape and murder case

    Television anchor Dr Shahid Masood and high-ranking police officials arrived at the Supreme Court's Lahore Registry on Sunday morning for a hearing into the rape and murder case of six-year-old Zainab, whose bruised body was found lying in a trash heap on January 9...

    Dr Shahid Masood, who had claimed in a late night show that Zainab's suspected rapist and murderer was a member of a pornography gang which also includes a Punjab...

  • 'Same elements' behind Dr Shahid Masood's claims and PAT protests, Sanaullah says

    Punjab Law minister Rana Sanaullah on Monday implied that the 'elements' behind Dr Shahid Masood's recent claims about Zainab's murderer and the January 17 gathering in Lahore led by Dr Tahirul Qadri were "the same...

    "It needs to be investigated who gave this [the information] to him [Dr Masood], and on whose signals these people try to make a fool out of the people and mislead them," Sanaullah said while speaking to media in...

  • JIT declares Shahid Masood's claims about Zainab's murderer false

    A report submitted to the Supreme Court on Thursday regarding television anchor Dr Shahid Masood's claims about 6-year-old Zainab's killer states that all 18 of the revelations made by Masood were false and baseless...

    During earlier hearings of the case, Masood had also told the court that the suspect has 37 foreign accounts...

  • 'Too late to apologise,' SC tells Shahid Masood after JIT terms allegations baseless

    The Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Mian Saqib Nisar on Wednesday refused to accept a verbal apology from News One Anchorperson Dr Shahid Masood for his startling allegations against the accused in the rape and murder of six-year-old Zainab in Kasur...

    Masood, in his show, had alleged that Zainab's suspected rapist and murderer was a member of a pornography gang which also includes a Punjab minister...

  • Shahid Masood stops short of apologising, tells SC he will observe 'diligence' in future

    Anchorperson Dr Shahid Masood told the Supreme Court on Saturday that he does not wish to contest the findings of an inquiry committee which had termed his startling claims about the convicted rapist and murderer of six-year-old Zainab in Kasur to be false and baseless...

    "I further submit that whatever the inquiry committee has concluded I do not contest and refute the same," Dr Masood wrote in the statement submitted on his behalf...

  • Shahid Masood has not apologised; action to be taken against him according to the law: SC

    The Supreme Court on Monday once again rejected senior anchorperson Dr Shahid Masood's reply in court with regards to the findings of an inquiry committee which had termed his startling claims about the convicted rapist and murderer of six-year-old Zainab in Kasur to be false and baseless...

    "We are sorry if our transmission hurt anyone's sentiments," the fresh reply submitted in court by Dr Masood's lawyer said...

  • Non-bailable arrest warrants issued for anchorperson Shahid Masood in PTV corruption case

    A civil judge on Friday issued non-bailable arrest warrants for senior anchorperson and former chairman Pakistan Television, Shahid Masood, for his alleged involvement in the embezzlement of Rs38 million, Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) sources told DawnNewsTV...

    Masood was accused of signing an agreement with a fake company to obtain media rights for the Pakistan Cricket Board...

  • Dr Shahid Masood's plea for pre-arrest bail in PTV corruption case rejected by court

    A sessions court on Thursday rejected an application for pre-arrest bail filed by Dr Shahid Masood, a TV anchorperson and former chairman of Pakistan Television, in a case regarding his alleged involvement in embezzlement of Rs38 million...

    According to the prosecution, Dr Masood had signed an agreement with a fake company to negotiate with the Pakistan Cricket Board for grant of rights to the PTV for coverage of matches played in...

  • Dr Shahid Masood arrested from court premises after IHC judge dismisses bail

    Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) on Friday arrested Dr Shahid Masood from court premises after Islamabad High Court (IHC) judge Justice Mohsin Akhtar Kiyani dismissed his pre-arrest bail, DawnNewsTV reported...

    Masood, who is accused of being involved in the embezzlement of Rs38 million from state-run broadcaster Pakistan Television, is being shifted to FIA's Zonal office...

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