ISLAMABAD: Foregin Office on Friday said, Moeed Pirzada was arrested in Abu Dhab, United Arab Emirates.
Express Tribune wrote, “Moeed Pirzada was arrested in Abu Dhabi on August4, a FO spokesperson told the paper.
“Our embassy in the UAE is in contact with authorities over there and will provide all possible assistance to Pirzad”, spokesperson said to English paper.
Nature of arrest was not confirmed by FO, but on social media, it was speculated that he was arrested for ” forging the property document”.
According to Samaa tv sources, the TV presenter was arrested from a hospital where his father was admitted for treatment. His arrest was made after he was spotted getting thumb prints of his ill father on documents.
Screen grab news oriented website run by journalist Mubashar Luqman:
However his on twitter account Pirzada’s last tweet doesn’t indicate any such thing, Mooed is saying that his father is ill, he will be spending time with him, also asked for the prayers for his father. he has tweeted on August 7, if he is still arrested how can he use twitter?
Moeed Pirzada profile:
According to Pirzada website, he did MBBS from Punjab University Lahore. In 2002, he studied International Finance & Economic Policy at School of Internation & Public Affairs from Columbia Universty USA (2002), he complete his study on “Media & Internet Regulations” at London School of Economics & Political Scinence.
Moeed Pirzada’s last tweet:
Twitter starts flooding with all sorts of tweets on the news of Pirzada’s arrest. Here are some:
Foreign Office spokesperson has confirmed the arrest of TV anchor Moeed Pirzada in Abu Dhabi on August 4.Advertisements
— Umar Cheema (@UmarCheema1) August 7, 2015
Quite disappointed in Moeed Pirzada though. He was a Customs officer and gets caught for forgery? Jeez. He got the best training in it.
— Nihari (@NihariFan) August 7, 2015
Pakistan foreign office confirms that anchor Moeed Pirzada has been arrested in Dubai for forging documents. A female relative also detained
— Pakistan Media Watch (@PakPressWatch) August 7, 2015
After Zaid Hamid now Moeed Peerzada arrested in U.A.E
— Bilal Khan (@Bilalkhan615) August 7, 2015
Pakistan's intelligence faced worst blow as its another top operative #MoeedPirzada arrested in UAE. Bad time for agency after May 1, 2011.
— Ahmad Noorani (@Ahmad_Noorani) August 7, 2015
Just heard @MoeedNj has been arrested in Abu Dhabi for forging property document. What a disappointment Moeed. Hope we hear from you soon.
— Marvi Sirmed (@marvisirmed) August 7, 2015