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Farheen Rizvi

Pakistani American social activist

Farheen Rizvi is a Pakistani social activist and blogger currently based in the US.
Do India Or Pakistan Have The Moral Ground To Decry Human Rights

Do India Or Pakistan Have The Moral Ground To Decry Human Rights Violations?

Former Pakistan Ambassador to the US, Husain Haqqani recently tweeted about human rights violations in the two major disputed areas of India and Pakistan: "Dear Indians and Pakistanis, human rights violations are wrong whether in Kashmir or Baluchistan. Stop using one to stop discussion of other." He is right.
21/08/2016 7:01 PM IST
Lahore Blast Exposes The Dangerous Fissures In Pakistan's Terror

Lahore Blast Exposes The Dangerous Fissures In Pakistan's Terror Policy

After the 2014 Army Public School attack in Peshawar, the Pakistani military and civilian leadership drafted a policy against terrorism known as the National Action Plan (NAP) which called for action against terrorists--including their abettors, sympathizers and financiers--throughout Pakistan. However, Punjab (where Lahore is located) remained untouched due to the political expediency of Nawaz Sharif's ruling political party, whose vote bank is said to comprise majority religious forces based in the province. In addition, the counter-terrorism policy in Pakistan changes whenever the command of the military changes.
30/03/2016 8:45 AM IST