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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...

  • Nescom’s role in developing missile systems praised

    RAWALPINDI: Gen Zubair Mahmood Hayat, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee, visited the National Engineering and Scientific Commission (Nescom) on Sunday and highlighted its significant contributions to developing an array of state-of-the-art strategic missile systems that have made the country’s defence formidable...

    Expressing satisfaction over the development and progress of various strategic systems and capabilities, he...

  • Turkey signs deal to buy Russian S-400 missile systems

    Turkey has signed a deal with Russia to buy S-400 missile defence systems in its first major weapons purchase from Moscow, Turkish newspapers on Tuesday quoted President Recep Tayyip Erdogan as saying...

    The purchase of the missile systems from a non-Nato supplier will raise concerns in the West over their compatibility with the alliance's equipment...

  • Saudi Arabia to buy Russian S-400 defence systems, other arms

    Saudi Arabia signed on Thursday preliminary agreements to buy S-400 air defence systems and receive “cutting edge technologies” from Russia during King Salman's landmark visit to Moscow, the Saudi military industries firm said...

    Under the agreements, Saudi Arabia is set to buy S-400 air defence systems, Kornet anti-tank guided missile systems and multiple rocket launchers...

  • LIVING COLOURS: ‘We are trying to work with first responders so Mohafiz alerts appear on their systems’

    We are trying to work with first response and national disaster management authorities so that our alerts show up on their systems...

    So, for instance, in case of a fire, the relevant authorities will know how many people are still in a building, where they are and before they have set out to respond, they will know the ages of the people in the building, their blood types and other relevant information...

  • President for end to ‘experiments’ with systems of governance

    ISLAMABAD: President Mamnoon Hussain has called for halting experiments with the systems of governance in Pakistan and urged the nation to get united under the Cons­titution to ensure its supremacy which is vital for the country’s development...

    “Since creation of Pakis­tan, we have done different experiments with systems of government...

  • Serious flaws in KE’s distribution and generation systems detected by Nepra

    KARACHI: A team of the National Electric Power Regulatory Authority (Nepra) has found serious flaws in the “distribution and generation” systems of the K-Electric which led to prolonged outages in the city that has been witnessing one of the worst power crises in the recent history from the first day of Ramazan, sources and officials said on Sunday...

    The Nepra team has been in the city following the Sindh High Court directives to the...

  • Al-Jazeera under cyberattack 'on all systems'

    Qatar-based broadcaster Al-Jazeera said Thursday that it was under a widescale cyber attack which had targeted “all systems”, according to a statement released on social media by the broadcaster...

    “Al Jazeera Media Network under cyber attack on all systems, websites & social media platforms,” it said on Twitter...

  • Rains expose deficiencies in city’s municipal, power supply systems

    With little improvement in rain management system of the municipal authorities, the claims of Sindh government officials and the heads of the local bodies fell short of bringing quick relief to residents and commuters...

    Experts warn that lack of attention to municipal issues will spell disasterKDA versus KMCOn Friday when the sky became a bit clear after two days of rain, Sindh Minister for Local Government Jam Khan Shoro emerged to...

  • Power crisis: focus shifts to reforming transmission systems as govt changes tack

    The federal government, struggling to fulfil election promises to end daily power cuts, is shifting from big generation projects to less splashy reforms including new transmission systems, privatisation and better management...

    Now, experts say, officials are quietly acknowledging that extra generation alone won't solve power woes, and are beginning to tackle deep-rooted problems like mismanagement, ancient transmission systems and...

  • Social protection systems equally important for rural, urban populations, says Marvi

    ISLAMABAD: Minister of State and Chairperson of Benazir Income Support Programme (BISP) Marvi Memon has said that social protection systems are as important for people living in urban areas as for rural populations...

    Ms Memon was speaking at the ministerial session at 2015 South-South Learning Forum on ‘Emerging Social Protection Systems in an Urbanising World’ in Beijing on Friday...

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