Fariha Tahir

Lecturer Department of Development Studies

Faculty Patron NUST Development Studies Society

National University of Sciences and Technology (NUST)

School of Social Science and Humanities (S3H) H-12 Sector, Islamabad

Email: [email protected]

Phone #0092-51—-3565




Human security

Social change through conflict resolution and participatory development,

Non-traditional security threats to Pakistan as a state

Fundamental Human Rights and Constitution of 1973


Certificate in legal skills(University of Yale)

Certificate in negotiation skills(University of California, Irvine, U.S.A)

Certificate in Human rights for open societies(University of Utrecht, Netherlands)


Post Grad certification in Health Policy and promotion ,University of London

MS in Development Studies with Work Experience | University of Middlesex


Ms. Fariha Tahir is a development practitioner is in the field of social development since 1996.She is an academician, consultant, and honorary C.E.O of an NGO named Rehmat Ali Community Development Organization since 2010; currently, working as a lecturer at the Department of Development Studies at National University of Sciences and Technology. She holds a vast experience of working as a project consultant on different community based projects funded by local, national and international donor organizations like United Nations Development Programme UNDP, Trust for Voluntary Organizations Pakistan TVO, Canadian International Development Agency CIDA, Election Commission of Pakistan, Ministry of Population Welfare and Planning, Government of Pakistan. Her research endeavors and work experience also include rural multidimensional poverty alleviation through skill enhancement and gender empowerment. She is also working in research collaboration with Institute of Regional Studies IRS, Government of Pakistan.

. Fariha s research interests as an academician and development consultant include non-traditional security issues, i.e. Gender based Violence, spread of religious extremism in Pakistan, hybrid warfare, horizontal inequalities  and political clientelism in Pakistan.