Yasir Peerzada

Civil Servant and Columnist

Yasir Pirzada, a career civil servant (CSS officer), is one of the leading Urdu columnists who have built a wide readership over a very short period of time. His weekly column, Zara Hat Kay – “off the beaten track” – in Jang. Muhammad Yasir Pirzada (born 24 February 1974 in Lahore), a CSS officer, is among the emerging crop of Pakistani columnists who have built a wide readership over a very short period of time. His weekly column "Zara Hat Kay" in Jang, Pakistan’s most widely circulated Urdu daily; and his bi-weekly column with the name "Off the beaten track" in The News, a leading English daily, addresses issues of an ordinary citizen in a unique and humorous style which is original and quite distinctive.