PTV corruption case: Dr Shahid handed over to FIA on five-day physical remand

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Dr Shahid Masood
Renowned anchor Dr Shahid Masood on Saturday was produced before a ‎local court in Islamabad in Pakistan Television Corporation (PTV) embezzlement case.‎

According to details, the court has approved five-day physical remand of the accused and handed him ‎over to Federal Investigation Agency (FIA). ‎

On Friday, Dr Shahid Masood was arrested from the premises of the Islamabad High Court (IHC) after ‎his pre-arrest bail petition was dismissed. He was accused of being involved in the corruption of Rs37 ‎million during his tenure as PTV managing director.‎

The corporation’s lawyer said that Masood had signed a broadcasting rights agreement in exchange for ‎cricket matches with a fake company.‎

Meanwhile, journalist’s counsel Advocate Shah Khawar said that name of his client was not included in ‎the FIR, adding that he had signed the documents compiled by the legal advisor.‎

Originally Posted on SuchTv

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