State-run TV corruption case: Anchorperson, investigation officer to move SC

Pakistan Press Foundation

ISLAMABAD: In an interesting turn of events, both the counsel for Dr Shahid Masood and the investigating officer (IO), who was probing the anchorperson in state-run TV corruption case, have strongly criticised the court decision to reject anchorperson’s bail plea. The anchorperson who is accused of causing loss of Rs37 million to national exchequer during […]

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Court rejects Dr Shahid’s bail plea

Pakistan Press Foundation

ISLAMABAD – A local court Friday turned down bail petition of anchorperson Dr Shahid Masood in a case related to his alleged role in financial irregularities in the state-owned channel PTV. Special judge Central Irum Niazi rejected his bail plea directing the police to produce him before the court by arresting the accused on next hearing of […]

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Pemra takes notice of information minister’s alleged threats against TV anchor

Pakistan Press Foundation

The Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) took notice on Sunday of a complaint against Information Minister Pervez Rashid for allegedly threatening an anchor of a private TV channel on air. According to a press statement released by the regulatory authority, Dr Shahid Masood filed a complaint against the federal minister for criticising him and […]

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