Controversial analyst and commentator Zaid Hamid aka ‘Lal Topi Wala’ has been sentenced for eight years in jail and 1,000 lashes by a Saudi court under new stringent laws which had been promulgated last year by the Kingdom to broaden the definition of terrorism to include any act which is intended to insult the reputation . . . → Read More: Harsh sentence passed by Saudi Arabia on Zaid Hamid: A sign of fear?
In the midst of the many polarized directions in which Pakistan seems to be heading, Zaid Hamid who is a well known Pakistan security consultant and political commentator takes a stand alongside the fundamentalist party against the SAFMA. It’s no secret the ‘religious purists’ disapprove of any form of progressiveness. In accordance with that school . . . → Read More: Zaid Hamids Self Righteous Crusade against SAFMA
Two statements have been circulating in my head for the last few days. The first one is by George Orwell:
In a time of universal deceit – telling the truth is a revolutionary act.
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