ISLAMBAD A judge on Friday rejected anchorperson Dr Shahid Masood’s bail plea and passed orders for the TV host to appear before the court in person.
Special Judge (Central) Iram Niazi was hearing a case pertaining to the alleged corruption in PTV. Advocate Shah Khawar represented Dr Shahid Masood and prayed to the court his client be granted bail before arrest.
According to the Federa Investigation Agency (FIA), Dr Shahid Masood as MD PTV was involved in corruption of Rs380 million; furthermore, as PTV chairman he signed an agreement with fake companies for the acquisition of media rights of the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB).
On the request of Kashif Awan, an investigation officer, Senior Civil Judge Amir Aziz had issued non-bailable arrest warrants for Dr Shahid Masood who served as the MD during PPP’s tenure.