Non-bailable arrest warrants issued for Dr Shahid Masood


ISLAMABAD: A local court on Friday issued non-bailable arrest warrants for anchorperson and former chairman Pakistan Television, Dr Shahid Masood for allegedly embezzling Rs38 million.

According to details, the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) wants to investigate Masood for signing an agreement with a fake company to obtain media rights for the Pakistan Cricket Board.

The FIA sought the warrants, saying that Masood had been asked several times to join the investigation in connection with the case. “However, he deliberately avoided to join the investigation,” a request signed by FIA Investigation Officer (IO) Kashir Riaz Awan read.

Subsequently, senior civil judge Amir Aziz ordered that arrest warrants for Masood be issued upon IO Awan’s request.