Riyadh: An expatriate university associate professor was sacked for defaming Saudi Arabia on social media.
The King Khalid University in Abha decided to terminate the contract of Nawsher Khan with immediate effect.
University spokesperson Dr Abdulla Hamed said that a probe committee had been set up to investigate the case.
The competent security authorities have also been notified to take the required measures against the associate professor.
Khan posted a tweet on his account defaming Saudi Arabia, its leadership and people.