An independent human rights and political activist. Naghma Iqtidar was the only Pakistani Human Rights Defender (HRD) selected for the HRD World Summit (2018) in Paris. Amnesty International also invited her for a follow-up series of lectures in colleges and universities on the work of human rights defenders. Currently she is Joint Secretary of Democratic Youth Front, an association working for rights of the youth and students, as well as the revival of student unions. She played a significant role in reviving Democratic Students Federation in Karachi.