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TV Belt and the Outsider

Moeed Pirzada | PIQUE | A leading politician in Punjab, a PML-N hard hitter, recently confided in me: “TV has changed my politics; I don’t have...

Fighting TTP, Challenges Beyond Negotiations ?

Moeed Pirzada | The Nation | The latest terrorist attack in Qissa Khwani Bazaar, Peshawar, on Sunday, third within the bloody week, since the attack on All...

WTO: The Challenge Ahead – Dr Moeed Pirzada IPRI ::Islamabad Policy...

Policy Paper - WTO: The Challenge Ahead by Dr Moeed Pirzada IPRI ::Islamabad Policy Research Institute This paper intends to examine the achievements, failures and future challenges...

Why Modi Govt is retching up tensions at LOC?

Moeed Pirzada | FB Blog | Why Modi Govt is retching up tensions at LOC? - Apparently for two reasons: One, it wants to use Pakistan card...

Crackdown against political workers : Democratic practices ?

Moeed Pirzada | FB Blog | How many people have been arrested in Pakistan to curb this political movement? - Govt's strategy is to keep a tight...

Will Ptv English Survive?

Moeed Pirzada | FB Blog | Regarding the Ptv English: On the Express Tribune's post, "Will Ptv English Survive?" I read all of your comments with interest....

Suicidal Madness on Easter: “Re-Enacting” the “Old Narrative”!

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

Age of Interdependence

Moeed Pirzada | Khaleej Times | In days of such “narrow focus” the wider world gets blurred. No wonder few have paid attention to the kaleidoscope...

ANALYSIS: What Imran Khan achieved in Lahore and why

Moeed Pirzada | FB Blog | Imran Khan did not have the charisma of Zulfikar Ali Bhutto or the oratorical skills of Benazir, but what he had,...

Whose Terrorists are They Anyway?

Moeed Pirzada | Khaleej Times | President Franklin D. Roosevelt had once said about Nicaraguan strongman, Anastosio Somoza, that: “he may be a son-of-a-bitch, but he is...

Nawaz Sharif’s interesting interaction with American Journalist, Kim Barker, Author of...

Moeed Pirzada | FB Post | From “The Taliban Shuffle”by Kim Barker (published by Doubleday): “With Bhutto gone,I needed to meet the lion of Punjab,or maybe the...

Pakistan & Obama: A Journey of Love, Hate and Realism!

Moeed Pirzada | PIQUE Magazine | Mantras of foreign policy – laced with juicy terms like Pakistan, Afghanistan and Iran – may have been mentioned in presidential...

Is a Palace Coup Unfolding in Pakistan?

Moeed Pirzada | FB Blog | A palace coup could be in the offing in nuclear-armed Pakistan as pro-Taliban army generals try to undermine democratically elected civilian...

Panama Papers & Pakistan’s Kingdom of Lies!

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

Hangu Strike: Why Imran Khan is Right?

Moeed Pirzada | The Nation | The latest US drone strike in Hangu, within the “settled areas of the province of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa” has raised altogether new challenges...

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