He has a Masters degree in world history from Quaid-e-Azam University
Islamabad. When he started writing columns in 1999 he was the youngest
regular English columnist of the country. Since then he has worked for
Pakistan Television, Geo Television Network, Daily The Nation, The News
International, The Post, tailored a nationwide election campaign and
worked for pro-freedom non governmental organizations.
A thorough liberal, Pitafi has advocated for civil liberties in the
country. His no-nonsense approach to national and international issues
distinguishes him from other Pakistani columnists, analysts and TV
anchors. His areas of expertise include foreign policy, political
analysis, defense policy, war on terror and many important national and
international issues. He also passionately defends free media and
uncensored Internet. An ethnic Baloch, Pitafi also vociferously
advocates mainstreaming and integration of Balochistan and winning back
the hearts and minds in the province.