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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...

  • Govt launches virus information service on WhatsApp

    Starting Monday, WhatsApp users across the country can reach out to the health ministry on +923001111166 for credible information, awareness resources, latest statistics, or finding the nearest lab for testing...

    Depending on the question, users will receive verified information in the form of a video, or text or link...

  • Virus outbreak means (mis)information overload — how to cope

    The coronavirus pandemic is leading to information overload for many people, often making it difficult to separate fact from fiction and rumour from deliberate efforts to mislead...

    Already, text messages predicting a nationwide lockdown have circulated, along with social media posts telling people that one way to get tested for the virus is by donating blood or warning that mosquitoes can carry it...

  • Federal govt responsible for virus spread, says Sindh information minister

    Sindh Information Minister Syed Nasir Hussain Shah on Saturday said the federal government was responsible for the spread of the novel coronavirus in the country, criticising Prime Minister Imran Khan for his doublespeak on imposing a lockdown in the country...

    Addressing a press conference in Karachi alongside Sindh Education Minister Saeed Ghani and other senior officials in the provincial government, Shah said:"On the one hand the...

  • RCB starts fumigation to avert dengue virus

    RAWALPINDI: Rawalpindi Cantonment Board (RCB) staff has launched fumigation in various areas to avert spread of dengue virus...

    According to RCB spokesman, this year, an aggressive approach has been adopted to cope with the situation and fight against dengue virus in an effective manner...

  • 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...

  • Pakistan, Switzerland to sign agreement for bank account information exchange: Dar

    Finance Minister Ishaq Dar on Wednesday told the National Assembly that Pakistan will sign an agreement with Switzerland on exchange of information regarding bank accounts on March 21...

    "The Swiss government offered to sign such an agreement with Pakistan in the third quarter of the current month that will enable us to exchange information on tax-evaded money," Dar said in a policy statement...

  • Dengue outbreak sets new record in Pakistan

    ISLAMABAD: The dengue outbreak has set a new record in the country as during the current year over 44,000 people have so far been infected with the mosquito-borne disease and 66 of them have lost their lives...

    Talking to Dawn, the chief of the Disease Surveillance Division at the National Institute of Health, Dr Rana Safdar, has said that during the current year an unprecedented number of dengue cases were reported across the...

  • Information minister accuses ECP of being ‘lenient’ towards PTI chief

    ISLAMABAD: Informa­tion Minister Pervaiz Rasheed has accused the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) of being lenient towards Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan...

    Addressing a press conference at the Press Information Department on Tuesday, he criticised the ECP’s recent decisions and termed the commission biased against the PML-N...

  • Indian govt offers reward for information about Geeta’s parents

    Geeta, who had been stranded in Pakistan for years after wandering across the border as an 11-year-old, returned to India in October, 2015 with the help of Edhi Foundation, which had adopted and raised the girl since until she was 23...

    Geeta was found wandering near the India border in Lahore in 2002 and was taken by soldiers of Pakistan Rangers...

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