Fake photo of grade 20 officer who stole Kuwaiti official's wallet goes viral

10:49 AM | 1 Oct, 2018
Fake photo of grade 20 officer who stole Kuwaiti official's wallet goes viral

ISLAMABAD - A photo wrongly attributed to the grade 20 officer, who stole the wallet of Kuwaiti delegation member a few days ago, has gone viral on the internet.

The picture that claimed to be that of the 'tainted' bureaucrat has been proven to be actually of someone else.

The picture attributed to Pakistan Administrative Service Officer Zarar Haider Khan is actually of Ziad Haider, who is a Senior Associate and the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS).

US-based Zaid Haider


Washington-based Ziad Haider, who is based in Washington DC and is not even from Pakistan, is the author of the book 'The Ideological Struggle for Pakistan'. However, due to the resemblance in names, his photo went viral on the internet with insulting remarks and comments.

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Haider has also served as a special representative for commercial and business affairs at the U.S. Department of State. He was also a senior advisor for international economic affairs on the Policy Planning Staff in the Office of the Secretary of State.

The US-based author has vast experience under his belt as he has been a White House fellow in the Office of the Deputy Attorney General at the U.S. Department of Justice, a foreign policy aide in the U.S. Senate, and professional staff on the House Committee on Homeland Security.

The confusion erupted after a CCTV footage exposed a BS-20 officer, Investment and Facilitation Joint Secretary Zarar Haider Khan, who stole the wallet of a Kuwaiti delegate while he was busy in an official meeting.

The picture of Zarar Haider Khan is yet to make an appearance on social media, however, the Cabinet Division has issued a notification suspending him “until further orders”.