Request to abstain from signing at WCIT 12

To,
The Ministry of Information & Technology,
Government of Pakistan.
December 14, 2012
Dear Sirs,
In light of the recent events that have unfolded at WCIT 12, and the furor over the draft that has been presented, we request the Pakistani delegation to abstain from signing, come back to the country and discuss the issue with the relevant stakeholders.

No democratic government will ever sign off its citizens’ rights or make an agreement that adversely impacts its own people, and we hope the Pakistan government, in keeping with the spirit democracy, will not either.

Thanking You.

Directors,

Bolo Bhi

 

Email: Farieha Aziz  farieha@bolobhi.org

Bolo Bhi means ‘Speak up’, in Urdu. We are a not-for-profit geared towards advocacy, policy and research in the areas of gender rights, government transparency, legislation, Internet freedom, digital security, privacy and empowerment. We, at Bolo Bhi, believe it is crucial to bridge the gap between rights advocates, policy makers, media and citizens. It is by bridging this gap that one can move ahead to chart a way forward and resolve issues through consensus, in a way that is mutually beneficial.