Dr Shahid Masood failed to provide details of foreign accounts regarding Zainab murder case, claims FIA

Haider Ali 01:31 PM | 28 Feb, 2018
Dr Shahid Masood failed to provide details of foreign accounts regarding Zainab murder case, claims FIA
ISLAMABAD - In a devasting reputational blow to renowned television anchor Dr. Shahid Masood, the Federal Investigation Agency authorities claimed on Wednesday that no satisfactory answers and details regarding the bank accounts of suspect Imran Ali had been furnished by the doctor-tuned-media star.

According to a report by Samaa News, FIA authorities claimed that Dr Shahid Masood had been given three chances to substantiate his claims and answer forty questions, however, the anchor failed to disclose details of the foreign accounts he mentioned during his show and did not give satisfactory answers as well.

According to reports, the Joint Investigation Team constituted by Punjab government in line with the directives of Supreme Court of Pakistan also concluded its investigations regarding scathing allegations hurled by TV anchor Dr Shahid Masood regarding the seven-year-old Zainab's rape and murder case.

The JIT will submit its report to the Supreme Court of Pakistan after two days.

37 Bank Accounts

Dr Shahid Masood had directly sought the intervention of Chief Justice Mian Saqib Nisar urging him to take notice of the fact that suspect Imran Ali was not mentally challenged alleging that Punjab government had not disclosed the truth about the suspect.

The television anchor further claimed that Imran Ali was part of an international mafia that was active in the business of ‘Violent Child Pornography’. He alleged that suspect Imran Ali was operating 37 bank accounts in his name.

“Transactions of thousands of dollars, pounds and euros have taken place in all accounts that the suspect was operating,” he claimed.

Dr Shahid Masood also appeared before the Chief Justice of Pakistan at the Lahore Registry, however, he failed to bolster his claims, in presence of notable anchors.

After the hearing, Chief Justice Mian Saqib Nisar barred Zainab’s parents and lawyer from talking to the media.

The top court informed Masood that his name could be placed on Exit Control List (ECL) and he won’t be spared until he submits evidence supporting his claims.


Haider Ali

The writer is a civil servant.


KARACHI - Following are the foreign currency exchange rates for US Dollar, Saudi Riyal, UK Pound Sterling, U.A.E. Dirham, European Euro, and other foreign currencies in Pakistan open market on February 1, 2023 (Wednesday).

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar ‎USD 269.9 272.85
Euro EUR 290.22 290.82
UK Pound Sterling GBP 330.48 331.18
U.A.E Dirham AED 72.78 73.08
Saudi Riyal SAR 71.23 71.53
Australian Dollar AUD 190 193
Bahrain Dinar BHD 702.68 710.68
Canadian Dollar CAD 201.75 205
China Yuan CNY 39.15 39.55
Danish Krone DKK 38.6 39
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 33.72 34.07
Indian Rupee INR 3.24 3.35
Japanese Yen JPY 2.5 2.54
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 865.31 874.31
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 62.24 62.84
New Zealand Dollar NZD 171.35 173.35
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.76 27.06
Omani Riyal OMR 686.49 694.49
Qatari Riyal ‎QAR 72.58 73.28
Singapore Dollar SGD 201.2 203.2
Swedish Korona SEK 25.45 25.75
Swiss Franc CHF 286.19 288.69
Thai Bhat THB 8.06 8.21

KARACHI – The price of a single tola of 24-karat gold in Pakistan is Rs202,000 on Wednesday. The price of 10 grams of 24k gold was recorded at Rs173,190.

Likewise, 10 grams of 22k gold were being traded for Rs164,500 while a single tola of 22-karat gold was being sold at Rs 179,100.

Note: The gold rate in Pakistan is fluctuating according to the international market so the price is never been fixed. The below rates are provided by local gold markets and Sarafa Markets of different cities.

City Gold Silver
Lahore PKR 202,000 PKR 2,390
Karachi PKR 202,000 PKR 2,390
Islamabad PKR 202,000 PKR 2,390
Peshawar PKR 202,000 PKR 2,390
Quetta PKR 202,000 PKR 2,390
Sialkot PKR 202,000 PKR 2,390
Attock PKR 202,000 PKR 2,390
Gujranwala PKR 202,000 PKR 2,390
Jehlum PKR 202,000 PKR 2,390
Multan PKR 202,000 PKR 2,390
Bahawalpur PKR 202,000 PKR 2,390
Gujrat PKR 202,000 PKR 2,390
Nawabshah PKR 202,000 PKR 2,390
Chakwal PKR 202,000 PKR 2,390
Hyderabad PKR 202,000 PKR 2,390
Nowshehra PKR 202,000 PKR 2,390
Sargodha PKR 202,000 PKR 2,390
Faisalabad PKR 202,000 PKR 2,390
Mirpur PKR 202,000 PKR 2,390


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