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Nighat Dad

Executive Director

nighat@digitalrightsfoundation.pk

Nighat Dad is a Director of Digital Rights Foundation, Pakistan. Digital Rights Foundation is a research based advocacy not-for-profit organization focusing on ICTs to support human rights, democratic processes and digital governance. Nighat Dad is also an independent development consultant, a researcher and a professional lawyer, with extensive experience in cyber laws. Her focus is not only on addressing Internet Governance issues related to Freedom of Expression but also on articulating civil society’s concerns over government policies that hamper citizens use of Information and Communication Technologies.

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Why Pakistan should join the Open Government Partnership

For any government to move forward towards a better democratic system, it must find scalable ways to work alongside stakeholders and ensure citizen participation in the policymaking process. The Open Government Partnership (OGP) is an international, multilateral initiative launched in 2011 to…