Yasir Pirzada August 13, 2017 Jang 197 1
Muhammad Yasir Pirzada, is a Pakistani writer and columnist based in Lahore. He is the son of famous Urdu writer Ata ul Haq Qasmi. His weekly column "Zara Hat Kay" in Daily Jang, Pakistan’s most widely circulated Urdu daily and his fortnightly column with the name "Off the beaten track" in The News, a leading English daily, addresses issues of an ordinary citizen in humorous style.
Yasir did his graduation from Government College, Lahore and then joined The Nation, an English daily. He later acquired post-graduate degree in Political Science from University of the Punjab and then joined Civil Services of Pakistan.
While doing his Masters from University of the Punjab, Yasir wrote some columns in daily Nawa-i-Waqt with the name of "Zara Hat Key". However, since November 2006, Yasir has been writing regular weekly column in Daily Jang; and since October 2009 a fortnightly column in the YOU Magazine of daily The News.