Moeed Pirzada

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Moeed Pirzada
معید پیرزادہ
Moeed Pirzada

(1965-07-29) 29 July 1965 (age 57)
EducationMBBS; Britannia Chevening Scholar, London School of Economics and Political Science, MSc in Media and Internet Regulation (2003);[1] Columbia University, MIA in International Finance and Economic Policy (2002)[2]
OccupationAnchor/Journalist/Analyst/Policy Expert[3]
Notable credit(s)
Interviews with leading national and international figures including Hillary Clinton, Pervez Musharraf, David Cameron, Jaswant Singh, Imran Khan, Richard Holbrooke and Mike Mullen[4]...
TitleAnchor at 92 News

Moeed Hasan Pirzada (Urdu: معید پیرزادہ) is a Pakistani-British political commentator, geostrategic analyst and television news journalist. He hosts a program on 92 News called 'Hard Talk'.[5][6] He has interviewed many politicians from many different countries,[7][8][9][10][11] and has written columns for national newspapers.[12][13]

Personal life[edit]

One of four siblings, with a sister and two brothers, his late father, Dr Ghulam Mohiuddin Pirzada (d. 2015), originally from Srinagar, has been hailed as "the oldest physician of Mirpur" in Azad Kashmir as well as "the first highly-qualified medical specialist in Mirpur since the city resurfaced as a new modern township following the construction of the Mangla dam in 1967."[14]


Pirzada obtained his MBBS at Allama Iqbal Medical College, Lahore, and subsequently secured 17th position in the CSS examination.

These days he is doing Vlog on YouTube covering indepth analysis of the current political situations emerging on day -to -day basis.He has worked with Waqt News, and hosted the Tonight With Moeed Pirzada show.[15] He has also been a Director for World Affairs and Head of Content at PTV News, and hosted the famous talk show Sochta Pakistan,[16][17][18][19] a program on which he 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 for World Affairs and hosted the current affairs talk show Dunya Today.[20][21][22] He written for Dubai-based regional paper Khaleej Times.[23][24] His columns have appeared in major Pakistani papers such as Dawn,[25] The News International, Daily Times,[26][27] Friday Times[28] and blogs.[29] He has attended national and international conferences, seminars and policy workshops and has been a member of the Prime Ministerial Education Task Force[30] that collaborated with the British Council to produce the Next Generation Report.[31][32] He has contributed policy papers to the Islamabad Policy Research Institute (IPRI) and also written several policy pieces for Pique Magazine.[33][34][35][36][37][38] He is an Executive Director of Governance and Policy Advisors (GAPA),[39] which provides consultancy services to government institutions, development organizations and corporate bodies on issues related to media, governance, health policy and regional peace.[40][41][42][43][44][45] Pirzada now hosts program "Hard Talk" on 92 News.[citation needed]

Media achievements[edit]

As a TV journalist, he has interviewed Pakistani and foreign notables including Benazir Bhutto, David Cameron, Hamid Karzai, Mahmood Abbas, William Dalrymple, Jaswant Singh, Richard Holbrooke, Mike Mullen and the British politician George Galloway. He has covered the strategic dialogue between US and Pakistan as well as several talks between India and Pakistan, including the meeting of the former Pakistan President Pervez Musharraf with the Indian Prime minister Manmohan Singh at the Non-Aligned Summit in Havana in 2006. He has covered the Pakistani military action in the Swat valley and the IDP crises in 2009. In September 2009, Anne W. Patterson appeared on his program and denied that the US security company Black Water had been operating in Pakistan; a claim that was proved untrue after the detention of Raymond Allen Davis in Lahore in January 2011.[46] When Pirzada was moderating an event at which the US Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton, met young Pakistani civil society activists and entrepreneurs on 21 October 2011 in Islamabad's Serena Hotel, a student elicited laughter by branding the American government as the 'mother-in-law of all Pakistanis'.[47][48] Pirzada had also moderated Clinton's first controversial appearance with TV anchors in October 2009, when she remarked that if Pakistanis did not want the Kerry Lugar Bill's aid then they should boldly reject it.[49]

Presently he runs a successful youtube channel where he regularly speaks on contemporary political and social developments and shares his analysis.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Dr. Moeed Pirzada, Pride of pakistan". Retrieved 20 June 2011.[permanent dead link]
  2. ^ "Dr. Moeed Pirzada". Retrieved 7 December 2011.
  3. ^ "Khaleej Times Article". Retrieved 22 November 2007.
  4. ^ "Interview with David Cameron". YouTube. Retrieved 6 June 2007.
  5. ^ "Siasat aur Qanoon". Retrieved 5 February 2014.
  6. ^ "Face to Face". Retrieved 8 February 2014.
  7. ^ "Face to Face". Retrieved 8 February 2014.
  8. ^ "Interview with Pervez Musharraf". Retrieved 29 December 2013.
  9. ^ "Interview with Ishaq Dar". Retrieved 15 January 2014.
  10. ^ "Interview with Sartaj Aziz". Retrieved 7 February 2014.
  11. ^ "Interview with Molana Abdul Aziz". Retrieved 9 February 2014.
  12. ^ "Whose terrorists are they anyway?". Retrieved 7 August 2008.
  13. ^ "A New US Vision". Retrieved 8 August 2007.
  14. ^ Staff Reporter (15 August 2015), "Father of TV anchor laid to rest", The Nation. Retrieved 15 April 2019.
  15. ^ "Tonight With Moeed". Retrieved 8 August 2013.
  16. ^ "Moeed Pirzada joins PTV as Director World Affairs". Archived from the original on 3 December 2012. Retrieved 13 February 2011.
  17. ^ "PTV News, Programs List". Archived from the original on 27 November 2011. Retrieved 26 November 2011.
  18. ^ "Sochta Pakistan". Archived from the original on 26 April 2012. Retrieved 26 November 2011.
  19. ^ "Sochta Pakistan". Retrieved 28 October 2011.
  20. ^ "Dunya News". Retrieved 22 March 2010.
  21. ^ "Dunya Today". Retrieved 12 May 2009.
  22. ^ "Media and Journalists". Archived from the original on 29 November 2011. Retrieved 28 November 2011.
  23. ^ "Whose terrorists are they anyway?". Retrieved 7 August 2008.
  24. ^ "A New US Vision". Retrieved 8 August 2007.
  25. ^ "Should Pakistan send troops to Iraq?". Retrieved 4 October 2003.[permanent dead link]
  26. ^ "Raymond Davis saga: lessons to be learnt". Retrieved 8 February 2011.
  27. ^ "Murder, media and intolerance". Retrieved 19 April 2008.
  28. ^ "Forgotten President & Shape of Things to Come?". Archived from the original on 9 November 2011. Retrieved 27 June 2008.
  29. ^ "Long live Musharraf!". Retrieved 27 June 2008.
  30. ^ "Education Task Force-British Council" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 28 November 2009. Retrieved 9 November 2010.
  31. ^ "Active Citizens survey- British Council Pakistan". Retrieved 9 November 2010.
  32. ^ "The Next Generation Report-British Council". Retrieved 9 November 2010.
  33. ^ "WTO: The Challenge Ahead". Archived from the original on 17 March 2012. Retrieved 12 June 2002.
  34. ^ "Kashmir: Indian Strategic Initiative Since 9/11-IPRI". Archived from the original on 25 May 2010. Retrieved 9 November 2010.
  35. ^ "Erdogan's Turkey". Archived from the original on 19 February 2014. Retrieved 12 July 2013.
  36. ^ "Pakistan and Obama". Archived from the original on 19 February 2014. Retrieved 12 December 2012.
  37. ^ "Will Supreme Court able to Save Media". Archived from the original on 25 February 2014. Retrieved 20 August 2012.
  38. ^ "Case Against Drone Strikes". Archived from the original on 19 February 2014. Retrieved 18 July 2012.
  39. ^ "GAPA". Retrieved 12 June 2013.
  40. ^ "Program with Media". Retrieved 10 November 2013.
  41. ^ "Program with Media 2". Retrieved 30 November 2013.
  42. ^ "Program on Governance". Retrieved 12 October 2013.
  43. ^ "Punjab Government". Retrieved 12 March 2013.
  44. ^ "FES". Retrieved 17 February 2014.
  45. ^ "FES 2". Retrieved 18 February 2014.
  46. ^ "U.S a never satisfied "mother-in-law"". BBC News. Retrieved 21 June 2010.
  47. ^ "U.S a never satisfied "mother-in-law" Hillary Clinton told by Pak woman". YouTube. Retrieved 21 October 2011.
  48. ^ Walsh, Declan (21 October 2011). "Hillary Clinton visits Pakistan to urge action against Taliban militants". The Guardian. London. Retrieved 21 October 2011.
  49. ^ "Clinton raises pressure on Pakistan to fight militants". BBC News. 18 July 2010. Retrieved 18 July 2011.

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