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Zaid Hamid arrested in Saudi Arabia for speaking against govt


Pakistani journalist/religious commentator Zaid Hamid has been arrested in Saudi Arabia, the Foreign Office claimed on Thursday.

According to reports, Hamid was on a visit to the Kingdom with his wife.

He was taken into custody after making speeches against the Saudi government.

“Our embassy in Riyadh has informed us that Mr Zaid Hamid was arrested about two weeks ago. Since then, the embassy has been working with the local authorities to get consular access,” Foreign Office spokesperson Qazi Khalilullah told a news briefing in Islamabad.

“Due to the efforts of the embassy, his wife was able to talk to him. Again, due to the efforts of the embassy, his wife will be able to meet with him on 30 June,” he said without giving further details.


  1. gopa said:

    Good news. He should be there for a year at least.

    • Shayan Gillani said:

      Please do your research before giving baseless comments.

      • gary said:

        Increase that to two years. He should not be allowed there in the first place.

  2. Atiq Khan said:

    these corrupgovts. like Saudi arab etc which are killing own Arabs for power and money greed with their anti Arab and anti Muslim Money greedy USA and west from many years,Iraq,syria,Libiya,Pelestine,Syria etc.for safety of wArab world and Muslim world so More and more zaid Hamid needed we proud of him

    • mainak said:

      all muslims are doing the same thing …..just open your eyes…

    • saleem said:

      I appreciate, we are always proud of Zaid Hamid.

      • gary said:

        Is it any wonder why killings of fellow human beings is a daily affair in your country?

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  4. Aslam Baig said:

    Good news! Now just hang him without wasting time.

  5. rana1 said:

    Its a false accusation to say he made anti saudi speech in saudia.Even an insane person knows that one cannot do this in saudia,and Zaid is not that insane not to know this rule.He was on a shab e baraat tour with his wife in medina.His stance against wahabism is shated by almost all in pakistan and abroad.Even now within saudia those performing Umra are anti Wahabism.He has enemies in Pakistan and abroad who must have fed the Saudis lies to their own benefits.

  6. saleem said:

    God Bless him, He'll be back soon to Pakistan. A True patriot, a brave leader.

  7. Qasim Qureshi said:

    Even if you agree or disagree with Zaid Hamid, he's a public figure in Pakistan(who's hosted many TV shows).

    Saudis arresting him for over two weeks without trial, and not giving consular access, is just a crazy thing to do. Can one imagine the reverse happening – Pakistan detaining a Saudi public figure for weeks, without trial or consular access? The Saudis would go crazy. But I guess it's totally fair when they do it(but not when it is done to them).

    I hope Allah rids us of this Saud puppet peacefully. They came into power by British agendas, stabbing our Turk Muslims in the back(read up the siege of Madina, and the Turkish garrison which held on desperately and would not surrender). The only respectable leader to arise in the multiple generations of Saud, was Shah Faisal. He seemed to truly care about the Muslim Ummah, and this messed up Saud family assassinated him(his cousin, who assassinated Shah Faisal, had links with the CIA).

    • gopal said:

      Be quiet, you are living on saudi money. You get oil at discounted price, and they also help you when you have floods and earthquakes.

  8. Zalil Hamid said:

    He should be be-brained…i mean his brain should be taken out and buried deep in the sand. He is a mad joker.

    • Hack said:

      But comedy for us Indians will be finished, India will shout over it they had taken a great comedian from them.

  9. Fiaz Muhammad said:

    Lal Topi wala. He should be hanged to death. He is Gustakh e Rasool. He is a companion of Yusaf Kazzab a false prophet.

    • Syed Shanawer Bukhari said:

      tm jesy he log thy jo Quid e azam ko kafir e azam kahty thay lanti insan is waqt sirf hindu khush hon gy ya Pakistan k dushman yani tm b un my sy aik ho

  10. Asrar Ahmed said:

    Saudis, please don't send this kafir Zaid Hamid back, the aide of Yousuf Kazzab, the fake prophet. Please behead this clown and get rid of this smelly rat.

  11. sam said:

    The man has preached hate all his life and is now a victim of hate.
    Those who live by the sword (violence, hate , lies), perish by the sword-the Holy Bible.
    You reap what you sow.
    Laws of Karma.
    What goes around comes around.

  12. sam said:

    What is the "brave" Pak army doing about it?
    Not even a protest!

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