Zaid Hamid released by Saudi Arabia, back in Pakistan

12:55 PM | 3 Oct, 2015
Zaid Hamid released by Saudi Arabia, back in Pakistan
LAHORE (Staff Report) - Pakistan's renowned defence analyst Syed Zaid Zaman Hamid has been released by Suadi Arabian authorities and he is back in Pakistan, said his Facebook official page on Saturday.

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The post said that Zaid Hamid was released without being charged with any offence and reached back home honourably last night.

It further said that Hamid will not be making any statement to media in near future as he is currently resting and needs some time in privacy. He will soon resume his activities after few days.

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Allahu Akbar !!! Alhamdolillah Kaseera !!Sir Zaid Hamid is back in Pakistan with dignity and in good health. Released...

Posted by Syed Zaid Zaman Hamid [Official] on Saturday, October 3, 2015

Sources close to Hamid claimed that Pakistani security agencies and foreign office officials played key in his release. Pakistan's strong stance pushed Saudi authorities to change their mind about convicting him for the charges of hate speech.

Earlier there were rumours circulating online that Zaid Hamid was possibly killed during his detention Saudi Arabia.

However the family of the renowned analyst has dismissed the claims saying that "he is in good health and people should not listen to any propaganda news of his death."

Dear Pakistani Patriots,Honourable Zaid Hamid sb is Alhamdolillah absolutely fine, protected, and in good health....

Posted by Syed Zaid Zaman Hamid [Official] on Thursday, October 1, 2015

Editor investigation/anchorperson ARY News, Asad Kharal tweeted on September 30 that Hamid may have been killed in custody of Saudi Arabia during the time of Mina tragedy.

He tweeted the whereabouts of the famous commentator:

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Previously, Hamid was arrested during a private visit to the Kingdom with his wife in June. He was reportedly taken into custody after making speeches against the Saudi government.

Foreign Office spokesperson Qazi Khalilullah told a news briefing in Islamabad “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.”

Saudi Arabia had granted consular access to Zaid Hamid after initial refusal which was followed by the media reports that he had been sentenced for eight years in prison and 1,200 lashes for criticizing Saudi government.

However further reports said that Zaid Hamid was not convicted of any offence in Saudi Arabia and that Pakistani security agencies were continuously in contact with royal authorities for his earliest release. According to Hamid’s Facebook official page he was currently was in process to get released.

It is also pertinent to be mentioned here that Zaid Hamid is often dubbed as close to Pakistani military establishment, who is time and again seen holding foreign intelligence agencies including Indian RAW, Israeli Mosad and American CIA responsible for worsening law and order situation in Pakistan.

According to him country's top militant group Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) is actually a proxy of anti-Pakistan countries. He also leads a local organisation that is struggling for the restoration Islamic Khilafah inside Pakistan.


Pakistani rupee remains stable against US dollar, Euro, Pound and other currencies

Pakistani rupee remained stable against US dollar, and other currencies in the open market amid strong economic cues.

Dollar Rate in Pakistan Today

On Sunday, the US dollar was being quoted at 285.15 for buying and 287.95 for selling.

Euro moves down to 309.9 for buying and 310.5 for selling. British Pound rate stands at 359.4 for buying, and 360.05 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED also moved down to 77.45 whereas the Saudi Riyal drops to 75.82.

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan – 3 December 2023

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar ‎USD 285.15 287.95
Euro EUR 309.9 310.5
UK Pound Sterling GBP 359.4 360.05
U.A.E Dirham AED 77.45 77.6
Saudi Riyal SAR 75.82 75.97
Australian Dollar AUD 187.72 188.22
Bahrain Dinar BHD 759.94 767.94
Canadian Dollar CAD 209.99 210.49
China Yuan CNY 39.78 39.88
Danish Krone DKK 41.95 42.05
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 36.38 36.48
Indian Rupee INR 3.39 3.5
Japanese Yen JPY 1.49 1.56
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 926.39 935.39
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 60.38 60.98
New Zealand Dollar NZD 173.44 175.44
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.25 26.55
Omani Riyal OMR 742.16 750.18
Qatari Riyal ‎QAR 78.5 79.2
Singapore Dollar SGD 212.45 212.95
Swedish Korona SEK 27.09 27.19
Swiss Franc CHF 325.38 325.88
Thai Bhat THB 8.05 8.09

Gold prices increase in Pakistan; check out today gold rates in Pakistan - 3 December 2023  

The price of gold increased by thousands of rupees due to an upward trend in the international market.

Gold Rates in Pakistan Today - 3 December 2023

On Sunday, the price of a single tola of 24-karat gold stands at Rs219,800 and 10 grams of 24k gold costs Rs188,450.

Meanwhile, single tola of 22 Karat gold costs Rs201,482, 21 karat rate costs Rs192,325 and 18k gold rate is Rs164,850.

Globally, gold prices hover at around $2072, gaining $32 on Sunday.

Today Gold Rate in Pakistan

City Gold Silver
Lahore PKR 219,800 PKR 2,730
Karachi PKR 219,800 PKR 2,730
Islamabad PKR 219,800 PKR 2,730
Peshawar PKR 219,800 PKR 2,730
Quetta PKR 219,800 PKR 2,730
Sialkot PKR 219,800 PKR 2,730
Attock PKR 219,800 PKR 2,730
Gujranwala PKR 219,800 PKR 2,730
Jehlum PKR 219,800 PKR 2,730
Multan PKR 219,800 PKR 2,730
Bahawalpur PKR 219,800 PKR 2,730
Gujrat PKR 219,800 PKR 2,730
Nawabshah PKR 219,800 PKR 2,730
Chakwal PKR 219,800 PKR 2,730
Hyderabad PKR 219,800 PKR 2,730
Nowshehra PKR 219,800 PKR 2,730
Sargodha PKR 219,800 PKR 2,730
Faisalabad PKR 219,800 PKR 2,730
Mirpur PKR 219,800 PKR 2,730


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