Dr Shahid Masood's show banned for 3 months by top court

01:43 PM | 20 Mar, 2018
Dr Shahid Masood's show banned for 3 months by top court
ISLAMABAD - The Chief Justice of Pakistan Justice Mian Saqib Nisar slapped a ban of 3 months on the show hosted by renowned anchor Dr. Shahid Masood.

Expressing regret at presenter Shahid Masood’s remarks regarding Additional Advocate General, Asma Hamid,  on Tuesday, the chief judge said that Shahid Masood insulted his court officer.

"It is possible we initiate contempt proceedings against him, how dare he say this about my law officer," remarked the CJP in a furious tone.

Imposing a ban of three months on 'Live With Dr Shahid Masood' currently broadcasted by News One, the CJP remarked that the bench would not hand him the death sentence as proposed by himself in his show.

'Maybe you take the courts lightly. This is not the old judiciary,' the chief justice remarked, adding that the apex court was working until 7 pm these days.

Shahid, who refused to apologize before the Chief Justice at the Lahore Registry on January 28 also tendered an unconditional apology before the supreme court during today's hearing.

The anchorperson had claimed during a late night show that Zainab's alleged murderer was a member of a pornography gang, which also includes a sitting minister from Punjab.

During another hearing of the case, Masood had also told the court that the suspect had 37 foreign accounts.

Zainab Amin, a seven-year-old, girl was brutally raped and killed in Qasur city of Punjab by Imran. The prime accused was arrested after his DNA matched the samples recovered from the crime scene.

The writer is a civil servant.


Currency Rates Today - Pakistani Rupee to US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, Riyal - 22 July 2024

Pakistani rupee rates against US Dollar and other currencies on July 22, 2024 (Monday) in open market.

USD to PKR Rate Today

US dollar was being quoted at 279.15 for buying and 280.85 for selling. Euro's buying rate remains stable at 301.25 and selling rate is 303.25.

British Pound rate is 354.75 for buying, and 358.25 for selling. UAE Dirham AED was at 76.4 and Saudi Riyal lowered to 73.60.

Currency Rates Today

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 279.15 280.85
Euro EUR 301.25 303.25
UK Pound Sterling GBP 354.75 358.25
U.A.E Dirham AED 76.40 77.15
Saudi Riyal SAR 73.60 74.32
Australian Dollar AUD 184.75 186.55
Bahrain Dinar BHD 741.15 749.15
Canadian Dollar CAD 203.50 205.50
China Yuan CNY 38.35 38.75
Danish Krone DKK 40.05 40.45
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.70 36.05
Indian Rupee INR 36.05 36.05
Japanese Yen JPY 1.91 1.99
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 908.25 917.35
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.95 59.75
New Zealand Dollar NZD 169.24 171.24
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.04 26.34
Omani Riyal OMR 722.87 730.89
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.39 77.09
Singapore Dollar SGD 202.00 204.00
Swedish Korona SEK 26.40 26.70
Swiss Franc CHF 309.05 311.55
Thai Bhat THB 7.50 7.65


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