The Foreign Office said on Friday that “Moeed Pirzada was arrested in Abu Dhabi on August 4,”.
“Our embassy in the UAE is in contact with authorities over there and will provide all possible assistance to Pirzada,” the spokesperson added.
However, the spokesperson said the reason for his arrest could not yet be ascertained. Although social networking site, Twitter, was abuzz with claims that Pirzada was arrested for “forging property documents.”
Moeed Pirzada is nephew of chairman defence committee of Senate Syed Mushahid Hussain and General Manager Nawa-i-Waqt Mujahid Hussain Sayed. His grandfather is a member of Nazaria Pakistan Trust.
Moeed Hasan Pirzada is a Pakistani political commentator and a TV journalist.He is also an anchor at Dunya News and hosting TV programmes. He has interviewed many politicians around the world.He also wrote columns for the leading national newspapers.
Pirzada has also joined the Express News. Previously, he has worked with Waqt News and hosted Tonight With Moeed Pirzada Program, he has also been a Director World Affairs and Content Head of PTV News and hosted the famous talk show Sochta Pakistan,a program that discussed national, regional, strategic, social and educational issues with politicians, analysts and policy makers. He has also worked with Dunya News channel as a Director World Affairs and hosted the current affairs talk show Dunya Today. He also written for Dubai-based regional paper Khaleej Times.
His columns have also appeared in major Pakistani papers such as Dawn, The News International, Daily Times, Friday Times and blogs. He has attended national and international conferences, seminars and policy workshops and had been a member of the Prime Minister’s Education Task Force, that collaborated with the British Council to produce the Next Generation Report. He has also contributed policy papers to Islamabad Policy Research Institute (IPRI) and also written several policy pieces for Pique Magazine. He is also an Executive Director of Governance & Policy Advisors (GAPA),that provides consultancy services to the government institutions, development organizations and corporate bodies on issues related to media, governance, health policy and regional peace.