Hamid Mir Bio | Wiki
Hamid Mir is a Pakistani journalist, columnist, and writer. He initially worked as a journalist with Pakistani newspapers. Hamid has hosted the political talk show Capital Talk on Geo News intermittently since 2002. He writes columns for Urdu as well as English newspapers, both national and international.
Moreover, Hamid has been a contributor to the Global Opinions section of The Washington Post since June 2021. He is well-known for his stance against the dominance of the Establishment in Pakistan. He has been banned from television three times, has survived two assassination attempts, and has lost his job twice due to his stand for press freedom and human rights.
Hamid Mir Age
Hamid was born on July 23, 1966, in Lahore, Pakistan. He is 56 years old.
Hamid Mir Height
He is a man of average stature and stands at a height of 5 ft 8 in (Approx. 1.73 m).
Hamid Mir Family
He was born in Lahore, Pakistan, to his parents Waris Mir and Mumtaz Mir. Hamid’s grandfather was Mir Abdul Aziz from Sialkot. His father was also a columnist for Daily Jang and his mother migrated to Pakistan from Jammu, Jammu, and Kashmir, India in 1947. Hamid’s father died on 9 July 1987 in Lahore and his mother has died in 1993. His siblings include Huma, Amir, Faisal, and Imran.
Hamid Mir Wife
Hamid is married to Naheed Hamid. She worked with Pakistan television and for a private television channel for many years. The couple has two children. Hamid’s two children and wife spent some time outside of the country because of security issues in 2007.
Hamid Mir Education
He studied at Government College University and the University of Punjab.
Hamid Mir Columns | Urdu
He writes columns for Urdu as well as English newspapers, both national and international. Hamid has been a contributor to the Global Opinions section of The Washington Post since June 2021. He has also written a biography of Osama bin Laden, as well as a weekly column in Daily Jang. In 1998, he received APNS Award for “Best Columnist – Urdu”.
Hamid Mir Washington Post
Hamid has been a contributor to the Global Opinions section of The Washington Post since June 2021. He is well-known for his stance against the dominance of the Establishment in Pakistan. The Washington Post published an article on his show on the roads. In 2015, they called him “Pakistan’s most famous TV journalist who lives like a fugitive”.
Hamid’s colleagues at The Washington Post include:
Tatum Hunter– writer
Erin Cunningham – editor
Rachel Weiner – reporter
Danielle Allen – columnist
Karen Attiah – editor
Capital Talk With Hamid Mir Today
In 2002, Hamid joined Geo News where he begin hosting a political talk show Capital Talk which is the oldest current events program in Pakistan. Special transmissions are also broadcast focusing on crisis zones, more important ones of which took place during the Long March of 2009. In October 2018, he rejoined Geo News and hosted his show Capital Talk.
After his speech on the pressure of the military establishment, on May 30, 2021, Hamid was banned from Geo News and it was reported that he would no longer host the Capital Talk show. On March 8, 2022, he made a comeback to Capital Talk after the nine-month ban was lifted.
Hamid Mir Osama Bin Laden
Mir is the only journalist in the world to have interviewed Osama bin Laden after the September 11 attacks. Hamid is the only journalist in South Asia to cover wars and conflicts in Afghanistan, Iraq, Lebanon, Syria, Palestine, Bosnia, and Sri Lanka. For his war and conflict reporting, he was awarded SAARC Lifetime Achievement Award in 2010 in New Delhi.
Hamid Mir Books
His books include:
Bhuṭṭo kī siyāsī pesh goʼiyān̲, Lahore 1990.
Qalam kamān : Pākistān kā mustaqbil, Islamabad 2014.
Hamid Mir India
Hamid was labeled an Indian agent after he invited Pervez Hoodbhoy into his program. There was an outcry the next day in certain sections of the Urdu press that two Indian agents were sitting on Geo TV. Musharraf declared Hamid a Taliban sympathizer after the emergency rule of 2007 and banned him from Geo TV for more than four months. Hamid appears on CNN, BBC, and Indian channels as an analyst on issues related to Pakistan.
Hamid Mir Salary
He writes columns for Urdu as well as English newspapers. Hamid has also been a contributor to the Global Opinions section of The Washington Post. Therefore, he earns a decent income. Hamid’s average salary is $1 million.
Hamid Mir Net Worth
He earns his wealth from his career, therefore, he has amassed a fortune over the years. Hamid’s estimated net worth is $5 million.
Where Is Hamid Mir Now
He writes columns for Urdu as well as English newspapers, both national and international. Hamid has also been a contributor to the Global Opinions section of The Washington Post since June 2021.