The lack of well-crafted legislation and the absence of a transparent policy-making procedure makes the implementation of laws and policies an arduous and often problematic process. In the recent past Pakistan has passed both far-sighted and well-considered legislation as well as poorly thought out and over-reaching legislation. Greater clarity is required. The implementation of policies and legislation has to be done through multi-stakeholder consultation and in phases.

What does that entail?

Phase one: Working with civil society and policy experts to advocate for certain policies by speaking to Parliamentarians.

Phase two: Make policy-making more tangible by using technology and public seminars to discuss new policies and how they would affect and what impact would they have on individuals – whether positive or negative. Opening up this process using very basic online platforms allows representative legislation to be enacted, and legislation that is more representative has a much greater chance of succeeding.