October 29, 2018
ISLAMABAD – Prominent television analyst Dr. Shahid Masood on Monday reportedly lost his cool after a journalist asked him a biting question at the Islamabad High Court.
“Why did you flee court when your bail was rejected,” asked Noorul Amin Danish, a reporter with Samaa TV.
“I will see you; which channel do you represent,” the analyst reacted angrily.
In a fit of anger, he snatched the reporter’s cell phone and deleted the footage he had made.
On the intervention of the lawyers present at the scene, Masood returned the cell phone. The incident occurred in the court’s parking lot.
The Islamabad High Court Journalists Association condemned the incident.
The reporter later filed a complaint with the police that Dr. Masood threatened him of dire consequences and deleted the footage he was required to send back to his office.
In his complaint, he requested that police take legal action against the analyst who works for NewsOne Television.
On Monday the Islamabad High Court granted interim bail until November 12 to Masood in the Pakistan Television (PTV) corruption case.
The case relates to his alleged involvement in embezzlement when he headed PTV by entering into a contract with a fake company for earning media rights from the Pakistan Cricket Board. As a result of this, PTV reportedly suffered massive financial loss.
Earlier on October 25, Masood left shortly before a special court threw out his application for pre-arrest bail, and he could not be arrested.
Photo: Facebook (Noorul Amin Danish)
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