Renowned rights activist Dr Fouzia Saeed has been appointed as the executive director of Lok Virsa. Saeed confirmed the news to The Express Tribune on Sunday.
She is currently working on her book at Woodrow Wilson Centre in Washington DC as a Pakistan Scholar. She has been widely known for her campaign for raising voice on human rights in Pakistan.
Her earlier work with the Folk and Traditional Heritage Institute (Lok Virsa) led to the book, Women in Folk Theater.
“Over 50 people have called to congratulate and some senior culture related personalities as well,” she stated in an email, adding that she will be honoured to serve her country once more.
She said that the neglect of folklore and culture makes societies distant from their roots. “But in this time and age we need to be in touch with the culture that is loving, tolerant and gives space for progress,” she said.
Published in The Express Tribune, February 2rd, 2015.