He says that the Saudis did their own investigation and discovered that he had nothing to do with Iran or its security apparatus. Hamid returned to Pakistan on October 3. “Saudi government arrested me because they were told by agents of Indian spy agency RAW that I am an Iranian spy,” Hamid reportedly said on his “official” Facebook account. On his official Twitter account, Hamid alleges this:
My return from Saudi Arabia is a most comprehensive humiliation of RAW poodles Geo group, SAFMA snakes, TTP Khawarij & PML(N) rascals 🙂— Zaid Hamid (@ZaidZamanHamid) October 13, 2015
Now you know the intensity of the challenge we faced in Saudi Arabia!! A spectacular defeat of RAW & Modi Rascal! pic.twitter.com/44jZszZtV3 — Zaid Hamid (@ZaidZamanHamid) October 5, 2015This allegation could not be confirmed. Hamid was detained for around four months in Saudi Arabia for bad-mouthing the monarchy and Riyadh’s policies with regard to Yemen. He admits that he opposed sending of Pakistani troops to Yemen on behalf of Saudi Arabia but adds it was because of his “love for Pakistan” and “not because of Iranian interests”. Hamid accuses the R&AW of misleading the Saudi establishment into believing that he was anti-Saudi and urged them to hand him over to India.
I met dozens of Daish/AlQaeda militants in Saudi Jails. Had incredible first hand insight into their dangerous mindset & threat they pose.— Zaid Hamid (@ZaidZamanHamid) October 12, 2015
Daish/AQ NEVER knew who I was. They took me as another prisoner in their brotherhood & opened up their secrets, plans, strategies, goals… — Zaid Hamid (@ZaidZamanHamid) October 12, 2015
Hamid, the son of an army officer, is known for his vicious anti-India rants. Writing for The Dawn, Qasim A. Moini reports that Hamid is dismissed by critics in Pakistan as a brash conspiracy theorist but commands quite a high fan following on social media.
Yes, it was a dangerous world inside. The Jail doctors were Indians, so I had to avoid them too. They never knew who I was !! :))— Zaid Hamid (@ZaidZamanHamid) October 12, 2015
“He is truly a strange combination, bringing together elements of Sufi-jihadi Islamism, revanchist ultra-nationalism and an unabashed pro-military stance”.He studied computer systems at Karachi’s NED University and is a regular on Pakistani news channels discussing the country’s security vis-à-vis India’s. Hamid’s image in Pakistan is of a rhetorical pro-army activist. He often blames foreign intelligence agencies such as R&AW, Mossad and CIA for trying to destabilise Pakistan. According to various reports, Hamid runs an organisation that aims to restore the Islamic caliphate inside Pakistan.