The Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) on Friday raided the residence of the anchor Shahid Masood who is absconding in the Pakistan Television (PTV) corruption case, a private media outlet reported.
The action was carried out in Islamabad’s Sector F7-1 after the authorities were informed that his vehicle has arrived at the residence.
However, it turned out later that Masood’s driver was driving the car, who had come to the residence to leave the vehicle there.
Masood had fled a local court in Islamabad on Thursday after it rejected his bail plea in PTV corruption case.
During Thursday’s proceedings, the FIA had argued against Masood’s pre-arrest bail. Special judge central Kamran Basharat Mufti had then read the verdict in the case denying bail to Masood.
But the anchor had fled from the court before the decision was announced.
Masood was appointed as PTV chairman in the tenure of Pakistan People’s Party-led government and is accused of corruption worth around Rs33 million.