WROCLAW (Web Desk) – Pakistani digital rights activist Nighat Dad has won the Atlantic Council Digital Freedom Award for 2016.

The award was presented by Ex-Prime Minister Shaukat Aziz at the Global Forum in Wroclaw, Poland.

The award was presented for her devotion towards digital rights for Pakistanis in general and also her efforts in facilitating safer and easier internet access for Pakistani women.

The Atlantic Council Freedom Awards were established in 2009 in Berlin to honor people with an outstanding commitment to freedom and justice.

Before Dad, the only Pakistani to receive this award was Malala Yusufzai, who is also a Nobel laureate.

The event was attended by 450 delegates including activists, dignitaries, politicians and more.