it is said that Zaid (Zaman) Hamid was formerly a close associate of Yousuf Ali aka Yousuf Kazzab.
About Yousud Kazzab from Wiki,
Muhemmed Yusuf Ali was charged of claiming Prophethood. A case was registered against him by the Anjuman-e Tahaffuz-e Khatim-e Nabuwwat, a conservative and politically active Pakistani religious organization. He was accused of adultery, fraud, claiming prophet-hood, and blasphemy against Islam. He clarified his position through paid advertisements in the newspapers. But, a case was maliciously registered against him on 29th March 1997 by a local religious organisation. He was immediately detained and locked up in a prison for 2 years.
in short Yousuf Kazzab proclaimed himself as (Nauzobillah) Prophet Mohammad PBUP.
Now interesting part here is that Zaid Zaman alongwith other cult members disappeared after the arrest of Kazzab but suddenly in 2008 Zaid Zaman (supposedly) reappeared as Zaid Hamid, a defence analyst on certain tv channels and became popular. How he is able to finance his BrassTracks production is a mystery too.
i suggest u all read this link: http://teeth.com.pk/blog/2008/10/07/who-is-zaid-zaman-hamid it is detailed
there is a audio on youtube, it is supposedly the audio recording of the speech of Yousuf Kazzab and Zaid Zaman Hamid delivered in a "world assembly" held at "bait e raza" Lahore in February 1997.
For those who dont want to listen to the whole speech, Zaid Zaman (Hamid) intro starts from 6:40 onwards. Notice the voice is very similar to the now famour defence analyst zaid hamid.
here is the youtube link:
No hard proof but i was always very suspicious about this zaid hamid dude. there is something about him.
Note: Plz dont make this thread a religious one, or start discussing yousuf kazzab, the purpose of this thread is to discuss about how true is it that zaid hamid indeed is actually zaid zaman, a former close associate of yousuf kazzab.and if he is the same man, why he denies all of this?