Court sends Shahid Masood to Adiala Jail in PTV corruption case

ISLAMABAD: A neighborhood courtroom on Thursday dominated that former chairman of Pakistan Tv (PTV) and anchorperson Dr Shahid Masood be despatched to Adiala Jail on judicial remand in relation to a corruption case pertaining to the state tv.

On November 23, the Federal Investigation Company (FIA) arrested Masood from the premises of the Islamabad Excessive Court docket (IHC) after his bail plea was rejected within the PTV corruption case. The following day, the courtroom had remanded Masood in FIA’s custody for 5 days.

The anchorperson was offered earlier than the courtroom of Obligation Choose Inamullah at this time as his five-day judicial remand ended.

Throughout the listening to, the FIA mentioned that Masood, who was appointed PTV chairman within the tenure of Pakistan Peoples Social gathering (PPP), had signed an settlement with a faux firm to barter with the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) for grant of rights for protection of cricket matches performed in Pakistan.

Masood was concerned in embezzlement of round Rs37 million from PTV as he negotiated with PCB for media rights and granted them to a faux catering firm, FIA mentioned.

The investigation company requested for an extension in Masood’s remand, nonetheless, the decide rejected the request and directed that he be despatched to Adiala Jail on judicial remand.

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