ISLAMABAD: ZAID HAMID, THE PAKISTANI ANALYST AND COMMENTER, HAS BEEN PUT BEHIND THE BARS IN SAUDI ARABIA; FOREIGN OFFICE REPORTED ON THURSDAY.
As per the reports, the analyst got arrested for bad-mouthing about the Saudi government in his speeches.
Zaid Hamid was on a private visit to the Kingdom with his wife when he got arrested.
Qazi Khalilullah, the foreign office spokesperson, informed in Islamabad, “We have been informed by our embassy in Riyadh that Zaid Hamid was held captive about two weeks ago. The embassy has been trying to gain consular access with the local authorities.”
Moreover, the spokesperson improvised that Mr. Zaid’s wife was able to talk to him, thanks to the efforts of the embassy, and will be meeting him again on 30th June too.”
A former coadjutor, who left the analyst’s organization in 2013, accused Hamid of being an aide of the Inter-Services Intelligence Agency to launch psychological establishment against the opposer of the Pakistani security establishment.