By: | Muhammad Ali Azlan |
Shahid Masood started his journalistic pursuits 16 years ago with the advent of private media where he conducted some of the most sought after political programming bringing the audiences to enlightenment, making it visible and understandable to the masses what was once hidden behind a thousand veils.
His political commentary is a blend of satire, anecdotes, straightforwardness, news worthiness and the art of breaking the news before it happens which is a feather in the cap of every well connected journalist who happens to be a master of his craft and a veteran of the field.
He has held the highest political and Media positions in the country, which is a testament to his popularity and unrelenting work ethic. He was Group executive director of GEO News and President of ARY Digital Network. In 2008, he was briefly appointed as the managing director and chairman of Pakistan Television Corporation and also served as the special assistant to then Prime Minister of Pakistan Yousaf Raza Gillani with the status of a minister of state.
He also holds a distinct honor of being on-ground for the coverage of three wars including Afghanistan, Iraq and Lebanon from the heart of the battlefield further signifying his grit and passion for his profession.
Masood, A surgeon by profession received fellowship of Royal College of Surgeons, U.K but his true calling lied elsewhere hence he did his major in International Relations and Defence Studies from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy.
Dr. Shahid Masood has stayed uncompromising towards his principles leaving lucrative jobs in the past because of difference of opinion with different news channel’s editorial policies, in turn making him take a principle stand and resign.
Live with Dr. Shahid Masood airing tonight at 8 p.m, Masood started his infamous program with the aforementioned name on Newsone and now he returns with new vigor to dissect the in’s and outs of the geopolitical sphere, he also did a series of massively successful and lauded philosophical/epistemological shows by the name of “End Of Times” for news one in the past.
Following are some screenshots to get a gist of how the public took the news and reacted towards it,