Pakistan

LAHORE (Web Desk) – Rumours of defence analyst and commentator Zaid Hamid’s death are circulating on social media for past two days.


Article continues after the advertisement

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

Earlier 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:

Read: Zaid Hamid arrested in Saudi Arabia, confirms Foreign office

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

More read: Zaid Hamid reportedly sentenced to eight years prison, 1,200 lashes for criticising Saudi govt

On June 26, the Foreign Office confirmed Hamid had been arrested in Saudi Arabia.

Also read: Zaid Hamid not convicted in Saudi Arabia, to be released soon

However, the news about death of controversial analyst has not been yet confirmed.