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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.

Attack on Indian Army in Uri, Kashmir, Pakistan & United States:...

Moeed Pirzada | The Sunday morning attack at the Indian military base at Uri, in Kashmir, 10 km inside the LOC, that has left 17...

Of Altaf Hussain & London: First Steps..!

Moeed Pirzada | Altaf Hussain’s incitement to violence and exhortation to attack media channels has many dimensions and while he may look like acting in...

Is Baluchistan in Pakistan or…?

Moeed Pirzada | Narendra Modi first thundered about Baluchistan in an all party meeting on Kashmir on 12th August, threatening Pakistan that if it did...

Is Ch. Nisar being sacked?

Moeed Pirzada | With his audacious uncompromising stand on issues of national security, Indian intervention in Pakistan, relations with PPP and what appeared as a...

PM Nawaz Home Coming & PIA Boeing-777: Is this a Non-Issue?

Moeed Pirzada | Ahsen Iqbal was polite in his tone but furious with his words. He was calling from Narowal, and protesting to me about...

Another Girl burnt alive! Whose daughter was she?

Moeed Pirzada | “They were five men, they dragged me out of the house, they kicked me like a football, and then they poured gasoline...

PM Nawaz’s state of health: need for medical board briefing!

Moeed Pirzada | We have heard that PM Nawaz will undergo Open Heart Surgery on Tuesday, 2nd June – May Allah grant him complete recovery...

Was Mullah Mansoor not even on the US designated terrorist list?

Moeed Pirzada | Discussion is about the Killing of Mullah Mansoor Akhtar; killed in a US Drone Strike, by the orders of the US President....

PPP & Khurshid Shah: Nawaz Sharif’s Opposition or Strategic Ally?

Moeed Pirzada | For the past six weeks, PPP leaders have been playing the ‘Punjabi gallery’ and playing well with rhetoric, acrobatics of emotion and...

Soft Coup: Has PPP Punjab rebelled against Zardari?

Moeed Pirzada | Shah Mehmood Qureshi while talking in my program on Dunya News on Fri, 13th April hinted that Zardari has lost control on...

DPO Bahawalnagar Sacked for doing his duty?

Moeed Pirzada | Shariq Kamal Siddique, District Police Officer (DPO), Bahawalnagar, has been summarrily removed from his position, and surrendered to Centre after he refused...

Military Advising Nawaz Sharif to bring house in order?

Moeed Pirzada | Islamabad – Today, Tue, 10th May, PM Nawaz Sharif finally met his military chief, Gen. Raheel Sharif. This photo-opportunity, with the other...

Horror in heaven! honor killing or powerful’s revenge against the Weak?

Moeed Pirzada | When Khurram Rashid, District Police Officer (DPO) of Abottabad, was descending down the winding hilly pathway towards the ill-fated village of ‘Maqool...

Panama Papers & Pakistan’s kingdom of lies!

Moeed Pirzada | In the morning of 27th April, Pakistani public was bombarded with the front page stories in leading English and Urdu papers of...

Panama Crisis & Government by threats, bluffs and lies!

Moeed Pirzada | This morning Pakistani public was bombarded with the front page stories in leading English and Urdu papers of a media group closely...

Pakistan’s political Sunday? What lies ahead for PTI & PMLN?

Moeed Pirzada | With Imran Khan of PTI announcing a ‘Campaign against Corruption’ from Fatima Jinnah Park in Islamabad; Jammat-e-Islami organizing a ‘Dharna’ (Sit Down...

Panama Papers: Why ‘Commission’ should be rejected?

Moeed Pirzada | Panama Cat is out of the bag! PM Nawaz gave his ‘Commission of Enquiry’ that will or can investigate everyone ‘rich’ in...

America’s poor president & Pakistan’s rich rent seekers!

Moeed Pirzada | Recently White House issued US President Barack Obama’s income and tax records. These were really interesting. American President in 2015 had a...

US position on Pakistan PM Nawaz Sharif after Panama files leaks...

Moeed Pirzada | A question was asked in US State Dept briefing that given accusations of corruption and demands by Pakistani Political parties that PM...

Nawaz-Zardari Meeting in London: Yeh tu wohi jaga hay, guzray thehy...

Moeed Pirzada | Many of us remember the ‘All Parties Conference in London’ in the July of 2007. Then it was supposedly an alliance of...

Of blasphemy laws & woman protection bill: law of unintended consequences!

Moeed Pirzada | How could two be related? Blasphemy Laws and Woman Protection Act? These two pieces of legislation look so different. How on earth...

Punjab Woman Protection Act & politics of NGOs & religion?

Moeed Pirzada | Pakistan’s religious parties have made an interesting political move. While in public and media consciousness they are identified as ‘spoilers’ who resist...

Suicidal madness on Easter: “re-enacting” the “old narrative”!

Moeed Pirzada | Last summer, in a small gathering, a senior civil servant was complaining of massive traffic congestion on access roads to Murree and...

Punjab Woman Protection Bill: Mullahs are wrong! But there are issues...

Moeed Pirzada | Mullahs turn everything into a battle for and against Islam. This is wrong and plain stupid. And it also contributes to the...

What Apple & Tim Cook are fighting for?

Moeed Pirzada | I am painfully aware that many suspect me of being ‘out of sync with reality’, the reality of poverty, misgovernance and corruption...

Reflection from the past…

Moeed Pirzada | Main purpose of that website is to collect all my past writings from Dawn, Khaleej Times, Daily Times, Nation, Pakistan Today, The...

Punjab Police: Do we feel answerable to God & our Conscience?

Moeed Pirzada | We all know Punjab Police is politicized, dysfunctional as an institution. We know how it is used, exploited and pushed to do...

Washington challenge: PM Nawaz meets President Obama .…

Moeed Pirzada | PM Nawaz Meeting with President Obama – I just read Munir Akram’s piece, “Washington Challenge” and I genuinely felt sympathy for PM...

Modi sounded more confident?

Moeed Pirzada | Why Modi sounded more confident than Nawaz? – Many factors are involved but two or three are more important. Modi knows that...

Attention: LESCO – Complaint of a young female engineer

Moeed Pirzada | Attention: LESCO A young female engineer sent me this email. I may raise this issue in TV programs, but that is still at...

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