Commentator was arrested in Saudi Arabia in June for criticising the Kingdom’s government
Pakistani analyst and commentator Zaid Hamid announced on Saturday he has returned to Pakistan, months after he was arrested in Saudi Arabia.
“I am back in Pakistan with dignity and in good health, arrived last night. Resting now and not taking calls,” Hamid said in a tweet.
Allahu Akbar!! I am back in Pakistan with dignity and in good health, arrived last night. Resting now & NOT taking calls. #Zaidhamid
— Zaid Hamid (@ZaidZamanHamid) October 3, 2015
In a message shared on his official Facebook page, the analyst said, “Released without charge and honourably sent back home last night.”
Read: Zaid Hamid arrested in Saudi Arabia
Sharing that his cell phones are off, the Facebook message said Hamid now plans to rest and needs some private time with his family and will not be accommodating any visitors or phone calls. Neither will he make any public statement for now.
Read: Pakistan approaches Saudi Arabia to confirm Zaid Hamid prison sentence
Hamid was arrested in Saudi Arabia in June 2015, during a private visit to the Kingdom with his wife for making speeches against the Saudi government.
Pakistan had been asking Saudi Arabia for consular access to analyst and commentator Zaid Hamid. After numerous efforts of the embassy, his wife was able to talk to him.