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Aamir Latif

Aamir Latif is Anadolu Agency‘s correspondent in Pakistan and also works for the Christian Science MonitorGlobal Post and CBS radio in Pakistan and Afghanistan. He often appears on Al Jazeera English, and other local channels as a commentator on political and Pak-Afghan affairs.

Latif was one of the co-authors of a story titled “What America is doing to improve its image in the Muslim world”, which was one of three stories nominated for the American Newspapers Editors Society Award in 2005. His story, “FBI Puts Spiders in Pakistan”, published in the Washington Times in 2001 was the first-ever story that disclosed the presence of an FBI-led parallel intelligence system on Pakistani soil.

He was the recipient of a Freedom Forum Scholarship that took him to the George Washington University in 2000, where he received a diploma in media and public affairs.


Items by Aamir Latif

  • Who are the frontrunners in Pakistan’s crucial election?

    Millions of Pakistanis will head to the polls on Thursday amid a grinding combination of economic and political crises. Over 128 million people, 45 per cent of them between the ages of 18 and 35, are eligible to cast their ballots to elect a new government for a five-year...

  • Geopolitical tensions mar the Pakistan-Iran gas pipeline project

    Pakistan is in “constant” touch with the US administration seeking a tacit green light to the long-stalled Pakistan-Iran gas pipeline project, but “there are only remote chances of a favourable response” from Washington, a foreign ministry official in Islamabad has told me. The official, who spoke on condition of...