Hamid Mir

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Journalist

Designation: Journalist
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Geo Television

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Hamid Mir born 23 July 1966, he is a Pakistani journalist, news anchor,and security analyst. He currently hosts the political talk show Capital Talk on Geo TV and also writes columns for Urdu, Hindi, Bengali, and English newspapers. He was twice banned from Pakistani television by the Pervez Musharraf government in 2007, and by the Zardari administration in June 2008. He has also received the Hilal-i-Imtiaz, Pakistan's second highest civil award.

Background

Mir was born in Lahore, Punjab, in July 1966. He studied and completed his secondary education at University Laboratory School New Campus and Government Central Model School, Lahore. He received his intermediate degree from Government Science College and his Bachelor of Arts (B.A) degree from Government College. He earned his Master of Arts (M.A) in mass communications from the University of Punjab in 1989. He played cricket but left the sport after the sudden death of his father.

Journalistic career

Mir joined the Daily Jang (Lahore) in 1987 and worked there as sub-editor, reporter, feature writer and edition in charge. In 1994, he broke the submarines purchase scandal in Daily Jang. Some close friends of Asif Zardari (husband of then Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto) were involved in that scandal, along with some Navy officials. Mir lost his job the day his article was published.

In 1996, Mir became the editor of the Daily Pakistan in Islamabad, making him the youngest editor of any national Urdu newspaper in the history of Pakistani journalism. He lost his job again in 1997, when he wrote an article in the Daily Pakistan about the alleged corruption of prime minister Nawaz Sharif. Also on 25 December 1997, he launched Daily Ausaf (Islamabad) as founding editor.

Mir went eastern Afghanistan, where he investigated the escape of Osama bin Laden from Tora Bora mountains in December 2001. Mir visited the caves of bin Ladin, during the American bombing. Mir also disclosed that it was U.S.-backed Northern Alliance leader Hazrat Ali who provided safe passage to bin Laden after getting a huge bribe.

In 2002, Mir joined GEO TV as the Northern Region editor. Since November 2002, he has hosted GEO TV's Capital Talk, a political talk show in which top Pakistani politicians from the government and opposition have appeared. He is also writing a biography of Osama bin Laden, as well as a weekly column in Daily Jang.

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Muhammad Din ( Quetta,Pakistan) Sunday, January 05, 2014 7:11:24 AM (MDT - USA)
There is no doubt in his sanctity for the country as well as for the poeple of beloved country, Pakistan

shahbaz ( vehari,Pakistan) Thursday, January 02, 2014 9:01:46 AM (MDT - USA)
aoa sir ape ka program both acha hai parveez musharf ko nai chordna chahiye

mujadad ali ( Muridke na 131,United arab Emirates) Thursday, October 03, 2013 10:00:28 AM (MDT - USA)
سر جی پاکستان میں کھبی تر قی نہین ھو سکتی کیوں کے پاکستان اا پنا زرائے آمدن کو برا نہیں راھا۔

Fiaz Hussain Qadri ( Islamabad,Pakistan) Saturday, August 10, 2013 9:34:03 AM (MDT - USA)
I am impressed realy by Mr. Hamid Mir, the famous journalist and executive editor of GEO News and his heroic role in Capital Talik. i many times think to become journalist just because of and to see the laudable and distinctive role of Hamid Mir in Pakistani media. I also have a keen passion to meet him to be proud of with one of the important person of the history of Pakistan

zulfiqar ali ( mhrabpur sindh,Pakistan) Wednesday, August 07, 2013 3:09:06 AM (MDT - USA)
hamid bahi hamare city min bajle bohot choree hotee hi hamara molk kiysa tarakie karaga

Jahangir Khetran ( Barkhan,Pakistan) Tuesday, May 28, 2013 10:38:05 PM (MDT - USA)
Hameed Mir is a Great man.

muhammad hussain ( al riyadh k s a,Saudi arabia) Monday, April 08, 2013 7:46:18 AM (MDT - USA)
جناب محترم چیف جسٹس صاحب بجلی پہ ایکشن کیوں نہیں لیے رہے کس چیز کا انتظار ہے

sofia ( islamabad,Pakistan) Thursday, February 28, 2013 9:19:18 PM (MDT - USA)
hamid meer sahb ap hamara yeh msg shahbaz shreef tak pohancha dan k jin students sy ap nylaptop k lie data collect kia haiun ko hakoomat khatam honay sy phly laptop dy dan ku k us k bad milny nahi waly

Ibrar Hussain ( Dir, Peshawar ,Pakistan) Saturday, January 19, 2013 4:19:05 AM (MDT - USA)
Hameed Meer is a great man and wellknown personality in Pakistan. He is my favourate personality I want to follow him and to become just like him. thanks

aziz ( jeddah,Saudi arabia) Thursday, January 17, 2013 8:24:48 AM (MDT - USA)
سیاسی پارٹیاں جو چاھیں عوام کے نصیبوں میں لکھ دیں ۔عوام کو یہ کہنے کا بھی حق نہیں کہ بدیانت اور جرائم پیشہ افراد پارلیمینٹ میں نہ آئیں ۔ ۔

syed mubashir ( srinagar,India) Wednesday, January 16, 2013 11:54:26 PM (MDT - USA)
Hamhd sahab You are taking the side of ruling political party as it clearly seems please dont be a political ,be a journalist ,,i am from kashmir not from pakistan i am treating each and every individual of pakistan equally so for god sake be a journalist

syed taqvi ( brampton,Canada) Monday, November 26, 2012 2:14:22 PM (MDT - USA)
Dear Mr. Mir, Sorry to hear about your happened. we protest what happened today. GOD is with you and your parents duas and your family duas. Allaha give you more strength and courage to fight againts that evil God bless you and God bless our Pakistan AMEEN

Hashim Dawar ( North waziristan,Pakistan) Friday, October 26, 2012 11:49:38 AM (MDT - USA)
R/Sir, I wish to bring your attention towards a question which rises in the masses of north waziristan . The question is Are we not Pakistanis ? This is due to the civillian casualties by the ongoing drone attacks the recent drone attack on Tappi village has killed one woman and her two little sons.It was the house of retired school principal. Sir this is a seious issue, it shows that intentionally government of pakistan is compelling us to start thinking like the BLA in baluchistan, because the government and the civil society do not consider us human beings or pakistanees.I t is the request of the youth of northwaziristan to please discuss this issue in your program CApital Talk. Sir you are our only hope,becuase you are the one who visited northwaziristan in the hard days. we also know that your capital talk is popoular though the world.We are loyal to pakistan. it is our homeland. we have a great history of sacrifice for pakistan during the war times in 1948 and in 1965. Hope yopu will not turn down our request. Thank you and ALLAH Bless you

Muhammad Inayat ( Sailkot,Pakistan) Monday, September 10, 2012 9:14:18 AM (MDT - USA)
To,         Whom ever it concerns I request that you help me with a serious matter concerning my brother Asif Mehmood. He has been missing for the past 4 months . Punjab police is responsible for his disappearance and the police refuses to help us or give us any information about my brother. The Pakistani media refuses to help us. With what we have seen on tv your news channel reaches out to people from small areas, my brother lived in a small city called Daska, District sialkot. We really request you to help us in this matter. My brother is a grown married man with six children, who need there father. So I request you take action against this and help me!!!!!! Please contact me for more information Muhammad Inayat 0300-643-7633

Nuzhat Azhar ( Lahore,Pakistan) Tuesday, July 31, 2012 11:21:53 AM (MDT - USA)
I want 2 write drama 4 kids,as i thought, there is no Pakistani Chanel that provide our cultural values or at least near to our day life. can u help me 2 contact any chenel like geo, ary hum or any other

DR. Shahzad Ahmad ( Mirpur Azad Kashmir,Pakistan) Monday, July 30, 2012 12:37:12 PM (MDT - USA)
Dear Hamid Mir Sb Assalam-o-Alaikum. After seeing your programme on 30th July I am anxious when will have water kit in my car. I congratulate you on presenting such a productive activity. Congratulations to the efforts of Syed Khursheed Shah for bringing these talented Pakistanis in Islamabad. And Many congratulations to Engineer Agha and his companions. They really deserve great admiration and Government supervision in ‘’real senesce’’ . Such great minds are pride of Pakistan. Now need is repeated reminders to Government from you and your colleagues for providing security to these people like Dr. Qadeer Khan, so that this technology could not be high-jacked or copied by others. Real efforts should be made for more and more improvement in this technology through the platform of science and technology ministry through supervision of other great scientists in the country. So that we can produce these kits not only for our country but also export these for earning foreign revenue. Large scale efforts should be made for using this cheep technology in other industries and even for production of electricity. Mir sb. Please let this issue be highlighted in media repeatedly. Thanks and regards. Dr. Shahzad Ahmad Mirpur Azad Kashmir

muhammad shahzad butt ( sialkot,Pakistan) Friday, June 29, 2012 9:50:34 PM (MDT - USA)
dear hamid mir i m proud to pass my humble comments about the personality like you.i my opinion u r the most talented honest and dedicated person i like you much that s way i listen u on daily basis leaving my all activities .you are source of my inspiration .i also want to work as a press reporter i m m.a med my favorite subject is pol science.please guide me.

MALIK KAMRAN ( Birmingham England,United Kingdom) Wednesday, June 13, 2012 12:55:02 AM (MDT - USA)
HAMID MIR YOU ARE REALY NICE PERSON I LOVE YOU

Naqeebullah khan kakar ( Quetta ,Pakistan) Thursday, May 17, 2012 2:07:18 AM (MDT - USA)
DEAR HAMID MIR GOD GIVE U LONG N HAPPY LIFE CAN U SEND ME UR E-MAIL N MY SUGGETION IS THAT MAKE CAPITOL TALK LIVE PROMG.N GIVE US TELE.NO. SO TAHT WE THE VIEWER CAN ALSO ASK THE DIRTY POLITICIAN THE WAY THEY R LIEING WISH U ALL THEBEST my contact num 0313-8313057 please contact with me

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