SC to hear suo motu case regarding Shahid Masood’s claims on March 7



ISLAMABAD: Supreme Court will hear the suo motu case regarding anchor Dr Shahid Masood’s claims about murderers of Zainab Amin on March 7.

The report of the Inquiry Committee led by Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) director general has already been submitted wherein all 18 claims of Shahid Masood have been rejected.

The bench will review the committee report on Wednesday, March 7. It has also issued a notice to Masood and all TV anchors and media houses regarding the issue at hand.

The report submitted earlier to the apex court stated that convict Imran Ali has no connection with any international child pornography ring. He does not have 37 bank accounts and he has no contacts with any influential personalities like the federal minister, the report confirms.

Allegations that Imran posted the photo of Zainab were also proven wrong after a thorough investigation.

A day after presenting evidence to the Supreme Court in January, Dr Shahid Masood backtracked from his statement alleging Zainab’s murderer owned 37 bank accounts, hinting at a child pornography scandal, saying that things are often misreported.

Speaking to a private news channel, the anchorperson said that investigation was not his responsibility and it was the job of state institutions to find the authenticity of the news. “I did not provide this information with any wrong intent,” he said.

Masood, in his TV show, claimed that the government of Punjab has brazenly lied to people and was later summoned by the SC to clarify and back his accusations.

However, the State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) stated that there has been no bank account found of the alleged murderer, Imran.