Dr. Shahid Masood banned from hosting TV program for three months
It was yesterday that the verdict came out and Dr. Shahid Masood was banned from hosting his television program for three months by the Supreme Court of Pakistan. A three member bench, headed by Chief Justice Saqib Nisar was hearing a suo motu case on the anchorperson Dr. Shahid Masood’s allegations about the Zainab murder case convict to have foreign links.
Following the hearing, Dr. Masood has also submitted a written unconditional apology to the Court; a copy was uploaded by a media person on twitter
Dr Shahid Masood’s apology letter … pic.twitter.com/c4YH8SiczI
— Mansoor Ali Khan (@_Mansoor_Ali) March 20, 2018
There comes a mix reaction to the outcome of this verdict, many say that the Supreme Court should have convicted in such a way that no other person should attempt for such adventure airing rumors, gossips, and non credible facts, Dr. Shahid Masood has lied under oath, this has cost to lose all of his credibility. For many this punishment is not enough, some claim that he was doing everything just for ratings and nothing else, there should be a complete ban upon him.
Many senior journalists also put their voices on twitter about today’s decision,
You desecrate dead children’s memory, involve their brutal murders in some sick paedophilic fantasy, traumatise their families, shock the nation, slander every govt institution, lie, lie and lie and you are sent on leave with a lecture on court’s greatness? Stunning. 2/2 https://t.co/8kEe2UGewb
— Syed Talat Hussain (@TalatHussain12) March 20, 2018
And what about the channel? 'Will not forgive without punishment': SC bans Shahid Masood from hosting TV show for 3 months https://t.co/zQd5XYSwRd
— zahid Hussain (@hidhussain) March 20, 2018
In an unprecedented move CJ Saqib Nisar allows Shahid Masood to fix his own judgement & punishment!!! Shahid Masood punished himself by staying off air for 3 months & an unconditional apology to the court for lying to the public.Justice served to who?
— Munizae Jahangir (@MunizaeJahangir) March 20, 2018
Bad news for Dr Shahid Masood : 3 months restriction. Good news for Dr Shahid Masood: He will be back on air just in time for the elections.
— Salman Masood (@salmanmasood) March 20, 2018