TV anchor Dr. Moeed Pirzada arrested in UAE
DUBAI: Pakistani TV anchor and political commentator Moeed Pirzada has been arrested in the Abu Dhabi, ARY News reported.
Sources told ARY News that Mr. Pirzada was arrested on charges of property fraud. He was found forging property documents, said a source. However, Foreign Office has not released any official word on charges of the arrest.
The TV anchor went to the UAE to see his ailing father.
The Foreign Office said it was contacting the UAE officials to seek access to Mr. Pirzada to provide him all possible assistance.
Today Dr. Pirzada also tweeted at 10.51am (PST) about his ailing father’s condition. He also appealed for prayers.
Last month, a Pakistani analyst Zaid Hamid was arrested in Saudi Arabia last month. Mr. Hamid was detained by Saudi authorities during his private visit to the Kingdom. Reports suggest that he made speeches against the Saudi government at a function and was arrested for lashing out against Arabs.