Farzeen Tariq

Farzeen Tariq

A graduate of International Relations and Social Justice from Lake Forest College. Farzeen studied international law at University of Oxford and works at Chicago Sun-Times. She intends to pursue a career in public interest law and micro-finance in Pakistan.

When will Pakistan say ‘Yes, it is my fault’?

I remember during high-school when my friends and I got bad grades, we blamed the school administration. When the roads in Islamabad were polluted with squashed ‘Frost’ juice boxes, we blamed the government. When I was late for classes and meetings, I would blame my driver for driving slowly or my maid for not waking me up on time or the rain for making the roads slippery – you get the picture? After we graduated from high-school and my friends received bad grades, they blamed the Cambridge administration for a biased system. In my 18 years in Pakistan, I have NEVER ...

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