Dr Shahid Masood case: New developments made in IHC

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Dr Shahid Masood case: New developments made in IHC

ISLAMABAD - New developments have been made in the case relating to the former MD PTV Dr Shahid Masood.

Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Tuesday granted pre-arrest bail to Dr Shahid Masood in Pakistan Television (PTV) corruption case.

A hearing over the petition requesting pre-arrest bail of Shahid Masood was conducted at the IHC. Masood’s counsel Shah Khawar argued that the journalist’s pre-arrest bail plea was dismissed due to his absence in the particular hearing, therefore, he be granted pre-arrest bail until a final verdict is announced.

The court, after hearing the arguments, granted bail to the anchorperson.

Masood is accused of being involved in the embezzlement of Rs38 million from the state-owned television. The Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) says Masood, during his tenure as PTV chairman, allegedly signed an agreement with a fake company to obtain the media rights for the PCB.