ISLAMABAD: Pakistan’s critical commentator and televangelist Zaid Hamid who had been detained and lashed in Saudi Arabia for over a month may return to Pakistan soon.
Zaid Hamid’s personal website ‘BrassTacks’ and his ‘close friends circle’ have revealed that Zaid may be released soon because he had received over 150 lashes he was sentenced for.
The information further claims that he was only sentenced for lashes not prison, which had been completed. He can now be released soon.
According to a private TV channel DIN NEWS, Pakistan foreign office has also played their role in alteration of Saudi decision.
However, no official announcement has yet been made, either by Saudi or Pakistan government.
It is pertinent to mention here that Zaid Hamid was arrested two months back during his private visit to Kingdom with his wife for his controversial and hate-provoking speeches against Saudi Arabia. He was later sentenced for 150 lashes and 8 years in jail.