Dr. Shahid Masood: What are your thoughts about him?

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  1. Del

    Del Cornered Tiger

    Dec 21, 2016
    A day after presenting evidence to the Supreme Court, 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 the Express News 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 Supreme Court to clarify and back his accusations.

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

    Masood was supposed to appear before the Joint Investigation Team to submit evidence on Friday but did not do so.

    The Supreme Court, taking notice of Masood’s claims, on Thursday had ordered the Punjab police to probe into the TV anchor’s claims that Zainab’s alleged murderer is part of an international racket involved in child pornography and that he hold more than 37 foreign currency accounts.

    The bench asked the Punjab police to investigate whether the accused, as claimed by Dr Masood, was actually working for some international group involved in child abuse.

    During the hearing, Dr Masood also appeared before the bench and said the accused was not a mentally ill person, but was part of a racket. He claimed that influential people, including a federal minister, were backing him. He expressed fears that the accused might be killed in police custody.

    The chief justice observed that responsibility of the suspect’s security during police custody lied with the IG Punjab while the inspector-general of jails was responsible for his safety after judicial remand.

    The court asked the anchor to share the names of the prominent figures allegedly involved in the crime. The names would be kept confidential till the completion of the investigation, it added.

    Dr Masood handed over a paper with the names of other suspects to the judges, who warned him of ‘grave consequences’ if the allegations were found incorrect.

    The case was adjourned till Monday, January 29.

  2. Del

    Del Cornered Tiger

    Dec 21, 2016
    Watched some of his shows. Observed that some of his warnings and inside stories were accurate and some of them weren't.
  3. iAd

    iAd Sultan of Swing

    Nov 9, 2012
    All journalists get stories wrong from time to time but that isn't the issue. He specifically addressed the Chief Justice in his show and asked him to take a suo moto notice. He claimed to have undeniable evidence of the 37 bank accounts but is yet to give a single document of proof about it. And since then he's refused to appear in front of a JIT, made personal attacks on other journalists / anchors (despicable ones yes but personal attacks are inexcusable), refused to apologise for his story (despite that the SC have him an option) and still says his claims are true. He's reached the point of no return.

    I don't see what he was trying to accomplish. His show was the most watched show before he made those claims. And now he's destroyed his credibility, got himself vilified in the media, taken away attention from larger issues in Pakistan for a few days and given even shittier journalists the chance to be torch bearers for 'real journalism'.

    Really disappointed on how this whole fiasco played out.
  4. ComradeVenom

    ComradeVenom Tracer Bullet

    Jul 24, 2012
    He became slightly unhinged and started to peddle conspiracy theories. Not got much time for his analysis.
  5. SwingNSeam

    SwingNSeam Boom Boom

    Sep 12, 2010
  6. Patriot

    Patriot Kaptaan

    Oct 8, 2014
    used to enjoy watching his shows, he used to be on point and accurate about the information he was providing
  7. Shahzad.Firdous

    Shahzad.Firdous Cornered Tiger

    May 29, 2010
    the greatest Pakistani journalist ever!!
  8. Passionate Pakistani

    Passionate Pakistani The Don

    Jun 10, 2011
    Unreliable. Besides, i dont even undrrstand him now.. he has a weird accent

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