ISLAMABAD: Television anchor and commentator Moeed Pirzada was arrested in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, the Foreign Office said on Friday.
“Moeed Pirzada was arrested in Abu Dhabi on August 4,” a FO spokesperson told The Express Tribune.
“Our embassy in the UAE is in contact with authorities over there and will provide all possible assistance to Pirzada,” the spokesperson added.
However, the spokesperson said the reason for his arrest could not yet be ascertained. Although social networking site, Twitter, was abuzz with claims that Pirzada was arrested for “forging property documents.”
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