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  • In KP: Who needs a Right to Information Act if it prevents access to information?

    In February 2015, Peshawar journalist Aziz Buneri submitted a request to the KP's Right to Information Commission (RTIC) to access information on budget expenditure in Rescue 1122...

    Under the Right to Information Act (RTI) Act, which was passed by the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) Assembly in October 2013 to better facilitate citizens’ access to public documents and records, Buneri should have received the relevant data within 20 days of...

  • Federal information commission to ensure implementation of Right to Information Act: Chaudhry

    Information Minister Fawad Chaudhry on Monday formally notified the Federal Information Commission with an aim to expedite the implementation of the Right to Information (RTI) Act across the country...

    Speaking to the media in Islamabad, Chaudhry said that if departments failed to provide information sought from them under the law, citizens can approach the commission, which will ensure that the requested data is released within a...

  • District profile: The battle for Hyderabad

    HYDERABAD: Rich in history and culture, Hyderabad was the industrial-cum-agriculture district that gave birth to three new districts, formerly its talukas, in 2005...

    It has one municipal corporation, a district council, two town committees and one municipal committee...

  • Parts of Hyderabad district shut on MQM’s call for Sindh-wide strike

    HYDERABAD: The Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) call for a Sindh-wide strike on Wednesday was responded positively in the Hyderabad and Latifabad talukas and parts of Mirpurkhas city but general ignored by people of all other interior districts...

    In Hyderabad district, main markets, bazaars and shops remained closed and vehiclar traffic off the road in two talukas, Hyderabad and Latifabad, but the routine life in Qasimabad was not...

  • Sindh information minister slams Centre’s ‘unannounced restrictions’ on the media

    KARACHI: Sindh Information Minister Saeed Ghani on Tuesday condemned what he described as “unannounced restrictions on the media” and attributed the financial crisis being faced by the media to the “failed” policies of the federal government...

    The information minister repeated Sindh government’s stance that Prime Minister Imran Khan was not willing to meet Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah during the former’s visit to Karachi...

  • Centre’s ‘delayed’ decisions hurting country, says information minister

    In a statement, Sindh Information Minister Nasir Hussain Shah said the coronavirus had spread everywhere in the country and it was not going anywhere for a long time...

    “We did not make the decision to close businesses happily but we had no other option,” the information minister said and appealed to the people to celebrate Eid with simplicity this year and spend more for the welfare of the people who had been affected severely by the...

  • COAS visits Sindh Regimental Centre Hyderabad

    HYDERABAD: Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa visited Sindh Regimental Centre, Hyderabad, on Thursday and laid floral wreath on Yadgar-i-Shuhada to pay homage to martyrs of Sindh Regiment who laid down their lives for the defence of the motherland...

    Earlier, on his arrival in Hyderabad, the COAS was received by Lieutenant General Shahid Baig Mirza, Corps Commander of Karachi, says a press release...

  • Centre removes all bottlenecks to launch Sukkur-Hyderabad motorway project

    KARACHI: The federal government has removed all financial and technical hurdles in the way of the construction of the 306-kilometre-long Sukkur-Hyderabad motorway, which is being described as the biggest project in the development package announced by Prime Minister Imran Khan for Sindh last month...

    A recent meeting of the Public-Private Partnership Authority chaired by Federal Minister for Planning, Development & Special Initiatives...

  • Afghan forces retake key district centre from Taliban

    KANDAHAR: Afghan forces backed by Nato air attacks on Sunday drove the Taliban out of a district centre in southern Afghanistan, days after the insurgents overran it, officials said...

    And early on Sunday police and troops broke through the Taliban defences in Musa Qala after Nato airstrikes pounded their trenches in and around the district centre, officials said...

  • Taliban seize Afghan district centre, attack army base

    KUNDUZ: Taliban fighters seized a district centre in northern Afghanistan on Saturday, while a bomb at an army base in the southern province of Helmand killed at least five people...

    Fighters captured the go­­vernor’s house and police headquarters in Aq Tapa, in the Qala-e Zal district of Kunduz province and Af­­g­han government forces were fighting to drive them out, said Sayed Assadullah Sadat, a provincial council member...

  • More information needed to expedite Lakhvi trial, Pakistan tells India

    ISLAMABAD: Adviser to PM on Foreign Affairs and National Security Sartaj Aziz said Monday that Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif had told his Indian counterpart Narendra Modi during their meeting in Ufa, Russia that more information is required to conclude the Zakiur Rehman Lakhvi trial — the alleged mastermind 26/11 Mumbai attacks...

    Speaking to media representatives in the federal capital, Sartaj said that the reference to 'additional...

  • India shares information on two power projects

    • Pakistani team returns after holding talks in New Delhi • Both sides reaffirm commitment to resolve issues through discussions under water treatyLAHORE: At the end of two-day hectic talks held in New Delhi on March 23 and 24 on two controversial projects at the Chenab basin, India finally shared some information/documents related to 1,000MW Pakal Dul and 48MW Lower Kalnai hydropower projects with Pakistan under the Indus Water Treaty (IWT)...

  • Apple opens map development office in India's Hyderabad

    NEW DELHI: Apple said Thursday it will open a development office in Hyderabad, as its chief executive Tim Cook continued his India charm offensive with an investment boon to one of the country's top technology hubs...

    The IT giant said the new centre will focus on developing maps for its products, including iPhones and iPads, and create up to 4,000 jobs, though not all will be direct employees...

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