Shireen Mehrunnisa Mazari PhD, is a Pakistani political scientist, Journalist and a prominent geostrategist, who served as Director-General of the Foreign Affairs Tank of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf until she resignation from that organisation in September 2012, she again joined the party on 18 March 2013. She was appointed spokesperson of Chairman of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf Imran Khan, with the rank equivalent to parties Senior Vice President. She has worked as the editor of the daily The Nation newspaper and was the Spokesperson on Foreign Affairs of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf political party. She has also served as the Director General of The Institute of Strategic Studies, a think-tank based in Islamabad and was until recently a regular columnist at the daily The News International. She former served as professor of Military Science at the Quaid-e-Azam University. Mazari was removed from her position as editor of The News after charging that journalists and aid workers were operatives for the US Government and the CIA. She cites American pressure in these episodes, a charge that both the government and The News administration deny.Political career
Mazari's views are considered to be a form of Pakistan nationalism and strong vocal of the Two-Nation Theory. Outspoken on Pakistan Foreign policy, she remains one of the academic openly criticizing Drone attacks and continue to criticize American-Pakistan relations. She joined Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf on 25 November 2008 after a meeting with the Chairman of the party, Imran Khan. She resigned from PTI on 26 September 2012, on political differences. She rejoined the party in March 2013.