Anchorperson Dr Shahid Masood apologised to senior journalist Najam Sethi on his political talk show ‘Live with Dr Shahid Masood’ on Gourmet News Network (GNN) for making baseless allegations a few years ago.

Masood on his show stated that he would like to apologise to Sethi for making baseless allegations against him. Masood had used the phrase ’35 puncture’ and had alleged that Sethi rigged the 2013 general elections and helped Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) when he was caretaker chief minister Punjab.

“I got the information through a man whom I didn’t expect would say such a thing. Later, I tried searching for that man but he disappeared and could not be found,” said Shahid Masood.



Accepting that his accusations were wrong, Masood apologised for his false claims.

Later during the programme, Masood expressed his desire to have tea at Sethi’s residence when he visits Lahore next.

He claimed that just like Najam Sethi’s chiriya (sparrow), he too has a kabootar (pigeon).