ISLAMABAD: On Monday, the Supreme Court of Pakistan granted bail to star anchorperson Dr Shahid Masood against surety bonds worth Rs500,000.
Headed by Justice Manzoor Ahmed, a two-member bench accepted Masood’s bail application today.
The anchorperson stated in his appeal that he is a “blunt” analyst and critic of government policies, due to which he has been “a target of governmental institutions”.
The plea noted that although the FIA had shut the case, it was reopened in 2015. “Suspects Kashif Rabbani, Fawad Shabbir and Roshan Gilani are all facing trial and have also started paying back the embezzled amount,” the bail plea added.
Dr. Shahid Masood accused the FIA of harassing him and not being able to come up with any proof against him.
On December 23 last year, Dr Shahid Masood was arrested from the premises of the IHC by the FIA after the court dismissed his petition.