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Moeed Hasan Pirzada is a Pakistani political commentator, geostrategic analyst, and a television news journalist. He is an anchor at Dunya News and hosts TV programs. He has interviewed many politicians around the world. Moeed Hassan Pirzada has also been a Director World Affairs and Content Head of PTV News and hosted the famous talk show Sochta Pakistan, a program that discussed national, regional, strategic, social and educational issues with politicians, analysts and policy makers. He has worked with Dunya News-TV channel as a Director World Affairs and hosted the current affairs talk show Dunya Today. He has written for Dubai-based regional paper Khaleej Times. His columns have appeared in major Pakistani papers such as Dawn, The News International, Daily Times, Friday Times and blogs. He has attended national and international conferences, seminars and policy workshops and had been a member of the Prime Minister's Education Task Force that collaborated with the British Council to produce the Next Generation Report. He has contributed policy papers to Islamabad Policy Research Institute (IPRI) and also written several policy pieces for Pique Magazine. He is an Executive Director of Governance & Policy Advisors (GAPA) that provides consultancy services to the government institutions, development organizations and corporate bodies on issues related to media, governance, health policy, and regional peace.

Manzoor Pashteen’s PTM: A ‘Rights Movement’ or a new ‘Regional Agenda’?

Moeed Pirzada | Ahmed Khan, (not his original name) waits in his car behind a long line of other vehicles, for his turn to be...

Zulfi Bhutto: The man and his legend lives on

Moeed Pirzada | There remains a powerful, persistent, possibly growing, but certainly undying, mystic belief held by millions of Pakistanis, not only Sindhis but Punjabis,...

Hafiz Saeed: Albatross around Pakistan’s Neck?

Dr. Moeed Pirzada | While FATF (Financial Action Task Force) proceedings at Paris, were non-transparent and Pakistan’s troubles at FATF are not single dimensional, perhaps...

MQM: Existential Crisis or Cross Roads into the Unknown?

Dr. Moeed Prizada | MQM-Pakistan’s lackluster performance in the Senate Elections of March 3, 2018, has sent shock waves across Pakistani politics. Dr. Farogh Naseem,...

Has “Mamnoon Hussain” become an “insult” in Pakistani lexicon?

Dr. Moeed Pirzada | Dr. Farooq Sattar, MQM Pakistan's embattled leader while delivering a passioned speech against his detractors, on Sunday, thundered that, "I can...

Little Zainabs will continue to be raped, murdered & dumped on...

Dr. Moeed Pirzada | As I write these lines, large crowds in Kasur, a historic city near Lahore, in the Pakistani province of Punjab are...

Kulbhashan Jadhav had also planned attack on Pakistani Consulate in Zahedan

Dr. Moeed Pirzada Islamabad - Indian saboteur, RAW's Commander Kulbhashan Jadhav had also planned to blow up Pakistani consulate in Zahedan, Iran in a military...

Massacre at Army Public School: Questions that continue to haunt?

Dr. Moeed Pirzada | For Pakistanis, December 16, was always a day of tragedy – and unforgettable pain. On 16th December 1971, Pakistani garrison in...

A Meeting on Christmas Night Dacca, 25 Dec 1962

Dr. Moeed Pirzada | “Mujibur Rahman was now in his elements. He said that the purpose of calling the meeting was to hand over to...

James Bond movie

Moeed Pirzada | Specter, Latest James Bond Movie & why it’s so amazing? Bond movies have always been a barometer of global political agenda, of...

How do you know who am I?

Moeed Pirzada | How do you know who am I ? And what I meant? – A day earlier I was arguing the same with...

Panama JIT: Has Army been trapped?

Moeed Pirzada | On Monday, Pakistan Army, pledged to play its role in the Panama Investigations, by participation in the Joint Investigation Team (JIT) as...

Pakistan Army raids inside Afghanistan: difficult decision but necessary

Moeed Pirzada | ISLAMABAD - More details are emerging on the nature of strikes Pakistani Army did inside the Afghan territory - after the terrorist...

Pakistan: Terrorism at Lal Shahbaz Qalandar Shrine; What does it mean?

Moeed Pirzada | A suicide bomber struck inside the shrine of Lal Shahbaz Qalandar, in the city of Sehwan Sharif, in Pakistani province of Sindh,...

Lahore Bleeds: Is India Taking Revenge?

Moeed Pirzada | After Feb 13th attack on protesting chemists outside Punjab Assembly, the predominant view in Pakistan has been that India is responsible for...

Lahore terrorism: abject failure of Pakistani intelligence & policing institutions

Moeed Pirzada | At least 10 people including Traffic DIG Ahmed Mobin were killed and more than 80 others were injured on Monday, Feb 13,...

Trump finally realizing: uneasy is the head that wears the crown

 Moeed Pirzada | While giving an interview, to an Israeli newspaper, Israel Hayom , US president Donald Trump has now said that Israeli settlement in Palestinian...

Should FATA merge with KP or become an independent province?

The committee created by PM Nawaz Sharif in Nov 2015, headed by trusted lieutenant, Sartaj Aziz, after several months of work was clear that...

Trump Team’s Dark View of Islam: Where its coming from?

Dr. Moeed Pirzada | On Feb 1, 2017, three leading investigative reporters of New York Times, each distinguished in his own right - Scott Shane, Mathew...

Pakistan’s arrest of Hafiz Saeed: Was it a wise move at...

Pakistani government's sudden action to arrest and detain Jammat-ud-Dawwah's founder leader Hafiz Saeed along with his four party members has been reported worldwide, as...

President Donald Trump: What about Pakistan & India?

Moeed Pirzada| Donald Trump has finally moved into the White House. Given United States's role of a global hegemon, in every capital of the world,...

Justice Siddique – Obituary of an imperfect man; just like all...

Moeed Pirzada | Justice (retd) Saeeduzzaman Siddiqui, Sindh’s Governor died after chest pain, on Wednesday, January 11, 2017. He was 78, and was ill for...

Will ex-servicemen associations & families of the martyr’s demand justice on...

Moeed Pirzada | Information Minister Pervaiz Rashid has been sacked from his position after a preliminary investigative report indicating his role in the ‘Dawn Planted...

Dummies Guide to Pakistani Politics – Moeed Pirzada

Moeed Pirzada | What is happening in Pakistan? Why its happening the way it is happening and how can Pakistan change and become a genuinely...

Why you must read: ‘Animal Farm’ by George Orwell?

Moeed Pirzada | Why must you read: Animal Farm by George Orwell? Let me tell you a short story or call it an example. I...

Scotland Yard drops charges against Altaf Hussain? Why?

Moeed Pirzada | Scotland Yard, the investigative arm of British Police has dropped all charges related to money laundering against MQM leader Altaf Hussain. Charges...

Nawaz, Modi, Dawn & Pakistan Army: What is happening & Why?

Moeed Pirzada | Pakistanis, Indians and the world at large may disagree on many many things; its almost impossible to count how many, but on one thing,...

Is Modi government busy creating war hysteria across India?

Moeed Pirzada | Indian TV giant, NDTV’s website reports that Indian NSA, Ajit Doval, has briefed Indian PM Narendra Modi that 100 Pakistani trained terrorists...

Is Modi government busy creating war hysteria across India?

Moeed Pirzada | Indian TV giant, NDTV’s website reports that Indian NSA, Ajit Doval, has briefed Indian PM Narendra Modi that 100 Pakistani trained terrorists...

Modi’s ‘Surgical Strikes’ On Whom? & Why?

Moeed Pirzada | As I write these lines, in the early hours of 3rd October 2016, initial reports are pouring in of ‘yet another fidayeen...

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