Mosharraf Zaidi

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Who is Mosharraf Zaidi?

Mosharraf Zaidi is a leading Pakistani columnist, journalist, diplomat and government advisor who writes a weekly column for The News, one of the largest English-language newspapers published in the country. Since 2011, he has been the Advisor to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Government of Pakistan. In his capacity as a political expert, he advises governments and international organisations on topics such as public policy and international aid. He has worked as a United States Agency for International Development contractor on education and has also been an adviser to the British government’s development arm. Educated in the United States, he has written for a number of different newspapers such as Al-Shorouk, the Nation, the Times of India, the Mumbai Mirror, the National, and the Wall Street Journal and is widely known for being a vocal critic of the Pakistani government's policies on educational reform and political development.

His work and analysis on touches areas such as education, emergency relief and reconstruction, telecommunications, technology and ICTs, civil society, citizen empowerment, and public diplomacy.

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on July 23, 2013


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