Moeed Pirzada

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Moeed Pirzada
معید پیرزادہ
Born Moeed Pirzada
(1966-07-29) 29 July 1966 (age 51)
Rawalpindi, Punjab, Pakistan

MBBS, Masters in Media & Internet Regulations, London School of Economics & Political Science Britannia Chevening Scholar, (MSc 2003)[1]

Masters in International Finance & Economic Policy, Columbia University,

(MIA 2002)[2]
Occupation Anchor/Journalist/Analyst/Policy Expert[3]
Notable credit(s) .
Interviewed leading National & International figures including, Hillary Clinton, Pervez Musharraf, David Cameron, Jaswant Singh, Imran Khan, Richard Holbrooke Mike Mullen[4]...
Title Anchor at Dunya News

Moeed Hasan Pirzada (Urdu: معید پیرزادہ‎) is a Pakistani political commentator, geostrategic analyst and a television news journalist. He is an anchor at Dunya News and hosts TV programms.[5][6] He has interviewed many politicians around the world.[7][8][9][10][11] He wrote columns for national newspapers.[12][13]


Previously, he has worked with Waqt News and hosted Tonight With Moeed Pirzada Program,[14] he has also been a Director World Affairs and Content Head of PTV News and hosted the famous talk show Sochta Pakistan,[15][16][17][18] 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.[19][20][21] He written for Dubai-based regional paper Khaleej Times.[22][23] His columns have appeared in major Pakistani papers such as Dawn,[24] The News International, Daily Times,[25][26] Friday Times[27] and blogs.[28] He has attended national and international conferences, seminars and policy workshops and had been a member of the Prime Minister's Education Task Force,[29] that collaborated with the British Council to produce the Next Generation Report.[30][31] He has contributed policy papers to Islamabad Policy Research Institute (IPRI) and also written several policy pieces for Pique Magazine.[32][33][34][35][36][37] He is an Executive Director of Governance & Policy Advisors (GAPA),[38] that provides consultancy services to the government institutions, development organizations and corporate bodies on issues related to media, governance, health policy and regional peace.[39][40][41][42][43][44]

Media achievements[edit]

As a TV journalist, he has interviewed Pakistani and international decision makers including Benazir Bhutto, David Cameron, Hamid Karzai, Mahmood Abbas, William Dalrymple, Jaswant Singh, Richard Holbrooke, Mike Mullen and 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 former Pakistan President Pervez Musharraf with Indian Prime minister Manmohan Singh at the Non-Aligned Summit in Havana in 2006. He has covered the Pakistani Military action in Swat valley and the IDP crises in 2009. In September 2009, Anne W. Patterson appeared on his program and repudiated the existence of US Contractors "Black Water" in Pakistan; a claim that was proved untrue when Raymond Allen Davis was arrested in Lahore in January 2011.[45] When Pirzada was moderating the interaction of US Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton with young Pakistani civil society activists and entrepreneurs on 21 October 2011, in Islamabad's Serena Hotel, a student created giggles by branding the American government as the 'mother-in-law of all Pakistanis'.[46][47] Pirzada had also moderated Clinton's first controversial interaction with TV anchors in October 2009, when Clinton had remarked that if Pakistanis do not want the Kerry Lugar Bill aid then they should boldly reject it.[48]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Dr. Moeed Pirzada, Pride of pakistan". Retrieved 2011-06-20. 
  2. ^ "Dr. Moeed Pirzada". Retrieved 2011-12-07. 
  3. ^ "Khaleej Times Article". Retrieved 2007-11-22. 
  4. ^ "Interview with David Cameron". Retrieved 2007-06-06. 
  5. ^ "Siasat aur Qanoon". Retrieved 2014-02-05. 
  6. ^ "Face to Face". Retrieved 2014-02-08. 
  7. ^ "Face to Face". Retrieved 2014-02-08. 
  8. ^ "Interview with Pervez Musharraf". Retrieved 2013-12-29. 
  9. ^ "Interview with Ishaq Dar". Retrieved 2014-01-15. 
  10. ^ "Interview with Sartaj Aziz". Retrieved 2014-02-07. 
  11. ^ "Interview with Molana Abdul Aziz". Retrieved 2014-02-09. 
  12. ^ "Whose terrorists are they anyway?". Retrieved 2008-08-07. 
  13. ^ "A New US Vision". Retrieved 2007-08-08. 
  14. ^ "Tonight With Moeed". Retrieved 2013-08-08. 
  15. ^ "Moeed Pirzada joins PTV as Director World Affairs". Retrieved 2011-02-13. 
  16. ^ "PTV News, Programs List". Retrieved 2011-11-26. 
  17. ^ "Sochta Pakistan". Retrieved 2011-11-26. 
  18. ^ "Sochta Pakistan". Retrieved 2011-10-28. 
  19. ^ "Dunya News". Retrieved 2010-03-22. 
  20. ^ "Dunya Today". Retrieved 2009-05-12. 
  21. ^ "Media and Journalists". Retrieved 2011-11-28. 
  22. ^ "Whose terrorists are they anyway?". Retrieved 2008-08-07. 
  23. ^ "A New US Vision". Retrieved 2007-08-08. 
  24. ^ "Should Pakistan send troops to Iraq?". Retrieved 2003-10-04. 
  25. ^ "Raymond Davis saga: lessons to be learnt". Retrieved 2011-02-08. 
  26. ^ "Murder, media and intolerance". Retrieved 2008-04-19. 
  27. ^ "Forgotten President & Shape of Things to Come?". Retrieved 2008-06-27. 
  28. ^ "Long live Musharraf!". Retrieved 2008-06-27. 
  29. ^ "Education Task Force-British Council" (PDF). Retrieved 2010-11-09. 
  30. ^ "Active Citizens survey- British Council Pakistan". Retrieved 2010-11-09. 
  31. ^ "The Next Generation Report-British Council". Retrieved 2010-11-09. 
  32. ^ "WTO: The Challenge Ahead". Retrieved 2002-06-12. 
  33. ^ "Kashmir: Indian Strategic Initiative Since 9/11-IPRI". Retrieved 2010-11-09. 
  34. ^ "Erdogan's Turkey". Retrieved 2013-07-12. 
  35. ^ "Pakistan and Obama". Retrieved 2012-12-12. 
  36. ^ "Will Supreme Court able to Save Media". Retrieved 2012-08-20. 
  37. ^ "Case Against Drone Strikes". Retrieved 2012-07-18. 
  38. ^ "GAPA". Retrieved 2013-06-12. 
  39. ^ "Program with Media". Retrieved 2013-11-10. 
  40. ^ "Program with Media 2". Retrieved 2013-11-30. 
  41. ^ "Program on Governance". Retrieved 2013-10-12. 
  42. ^ "Punjab Government". Retrieved 2013-03-12. 
  43. ^ "FES". Retrieved 2014-02-17. 
  44. ^ "FES 2". Retrieved 2014-02-18. 
  45. ^ "U.S a never satisfied "mother-in-law"". BBC News. Retrieved 2010-06-21. 
  46. ^ "U.S a never satisfied "mother-in-law" Hillary Clinton told by Pak woman". Retrieved 2011-10-21. 
  47. ^ Walsh, Declan (2011-10-21). "Hillary Clinton visits Pakistan to urge action against Taliban militants". The Guardian. London. Retrieved 2011-10-21. 
  48. ^ "Clinton raises pressure on Pakistan to fight militants". BBC News. 2010-07-18. Retrieved 2011-07-18. 

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