Mr Hamid, who had been imprisoned in Saudi Arabia (and given a sentence for lashes as well) for reportedly criticizing the Kingdom over it’s stance on Yemen, tweeted on Saturday afternoon that he was back in Pakistan, that he was “in good health”, and resting. He also said “NOT” be taking any calls for the time being.
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
It was also revealed that Hamid had been sentenced to 8 years in prison and sentenced to lashes as well.
An announcement to similar effect was also posted on his Facebook page.
A Pakistani tweeted a picture of himself with the fiery analyst, and stated that Zaid had indeed be en released from Saudi Arabia. He also stated that Hamid was in good health and spirits.