Zib/Zeb/Dick, unnamable diplomat

The Arab Times and other media report on a difficulty of language involving a diplomat named Akbar Zib (or, in some spellings, Akber Zeb). Mr. Zib (or Zeb) appears in the photo below, in the middle, clasping his hands over his groin. Here’s a report from the Salem News:

Saudi’s Reject Pakistani Diplomat Whose Name Translates to ‘Biggest Dick

A high level Pakistani diplomat has been rejected as Ambassador of Saudi Arabia because his name, Akbar Zib, equates to “Biggest Dick” in Arabic. Saudi officials, apparently overwhelmed by the idea of the name, put their foot down and gave the idea of his being posted there, the kibosh….

He most recently served as High Commissioner Designate of Pakistan to Canada, and prior to that he was the ambassador of Pakistan to South Africa,. He also served in that capacity in Washington from 1983-87, and New Delhi from 1994-2000.