Mosharraf Zaidi



Mosharraf Zaidi is the Campaign Director for Alif Ailaan – a political campaign addressing Pakistan’s education crisis.

Previously, he held senior positions with governments and various international organisations. His most recent assignment was as advisor to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Government of Pakistan. He has also advised the United Nations, the European Union, the World Bank, the Asian Development Bank, the UK Government’s DFID, and the Danish and Swiss governments on policy issues in Afghanistan, Pakistan and the South Asia region.

Mr. Zaidi writes a regular column for The News in Pakistan and frequently contributes to television and radio, including CNN, BBC, Al-Jazeera, PTV and Geo News.

Social Media:

Website –

Twitter – @mosharrafzaidi  @AlifAilaan

Select Publications:


The Nation

The News – PK

Foreign Policy

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