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Over the last two days, I have read through most of your 900-plus responses with your brief profiles, careers you follow, the cities you live, universities you have been to, organizations you work and above all your aspirations to change lives, communities and the world around you and forgive me for initially forgetting the house wives who are holding the forts, shaping the future generations and getting “politicized” by nation’s highly polarized media. And I am impressed by the immense diversity, depth of experiences and plurality all of you collectively bring to this page. Reading through your profiles was an amazing exhilarating experience and I am thankful to God that he has given me an opportunity to play a little teeny weeny part in letting so many intelligent people interact with each other on a virtual platform. Amen!

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After reading what your wrote, and how you were drawn to one or the other idea I am even more convinced that anyone who thinks that he can stop the process or desire for change that resonates through all of you is an idiot. Change may take a while but old castles will gradually fall. Ideas assume a force of their own once they start to coalesce together and this is what is happening in today’s Pakistan and amongst Pakistani diasporas and that itself is driving the agenda for change.

Looking forward to continue with this beautiful journey!

 

Moeed Pirzada is prominent TV Anchor & commentator; he studied international relations at Columbia Univ, New York and law at London School of Economics. Twitter: MoeedNj. The views expressed in this article are the author’s own and do not necessarily reflect Global Village Space’s editorial policy. This piece was first published in Moeed Pirzada’s official page. It has been reproduced with permission.

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.

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