Renowned defence analyst Syed Zaid Zaman Hamid is back in Pakistan after being released by Saudi Arabian authorities, according to his Facebook official page and Twitter account.

Zaid Hamid’s official Facebook account says:

Despite confirmations from social media and private television channels regarding his return, the Foreign Office of Pakistan has not issued a statement.

Few days ago there were rumors of Zaid Hamid’s death. Asad Kharal a renowned journalist tweeted about his demise, but soon it was refuted by his family and official Facebook account.

Two months ago, Zaid Hamid was arrested for hate speech against Saudi Arabia , while he was on a private visit with his wife. He was sentenced to 8 years jail and 1,000 lashes.