Fareeha is one of SAHE’s founding members and was SAHE’s director for 10 years. She has worked as a consultant for numerous multinational donor agencies and governments. She is a founding member of Women’s Action Forum (WAF) Lahore and is on Board of Directors at LEAD and TVO. She taught at the University of Punjab for 25 years and served there as the Director Designate of the Centre of Excellence for Women’s Studies.

She has authored numerous publications and has edited a book, Finding Our Way: Women in Pakistan.

Fareeha has a Ph.d in Geography from the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London, and has been a Fulbright Post-doctoral Scholar and Fulbright Research Scholar.