Anchor Moeed Pirzada arrested in UAE: FO

Foreign Office spokesperson says reason for arrest could not yet be ascertained


Kamran Yousuf August 07, 2015
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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.”

Read: Zaid Hamid arrested in Saudi Arabia

Pirzada’s arrest comes months after Pakistani analyst and commentator Zaid Hamid was arrested in Saudi Arabia. Hamid was arrested during a private visit to the Kingdom with his wife and was apparently taken into custody after making speeches against the Saudi government.

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syed & syed | 5 years ago | Reply | Recommend @Dr Priyanka: What is the connection in Pirzada's arrest and India. You people are in habit of crying India India for any thing which happens around the globe
Mohammed Hassan | 5 years ago | Reply | Recommend It's sad he has been arrested,what he was doing was his right.Gulf people's are funny .Hope he will be released soon inshallah.
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