Source of Influence: Media
Status: Featured in current year
One of the most influential television personalities in Pakistan, Zaid Hamid is a security consultant and strategic defence analyst by profession. He is also a popular political commentator, and is the founder of Brass Tacks, a Pakistani think tank on global politics. Hamid also hosts BrassTacks with Zaid Hamid on News1 Channel. Although he has been deemed by some as a conspiracy theorist, he maintains a substantial audience. In 2015, he was arrested by Saudi authorities whilst on pilgrimage, but released shortly afterwards.