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  • Hamid Mir (Urdu: حامِد مِير‬‎) (born 23 July 1966)[2] is a Pakistani journalist, news anchor and an author. Born in Lahore to a journalistic family, Mir initially worked as a journalist with Pakistani newspapers, and currently hosts the political talk show Capital Talk on Geo News. He writes columns for Urdu as well as English newspapers, both national and international.

    Mir interviewed Osama bin Laden after the September 11 attacks. During his career, Mir also interviewed various world leaders such as John Kerry, Hillary Clinton, Tony Blair, Colin Powell, Nelson Mandela and Shimon Peres. He has also interviewed celebrities such as Shah Rukh Khan.[3]

    He was awarded with the civil award Hilal-i-Imtiaz for this work.[4] In 2016, he was awarded Free Press Award in the “Most Resilient Journalist Award” category.[5][6] In 2017, he was awarded the lifetime achievement award by Zafarullah Khan Jamali for his work as a news anchor.[7][8]