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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...

  • UN probe into Hammarskjold’s death digs up new information

    UNITED NATIONS: An investigation into the death of United Nations secretary general Dag Hammarskjold in a mysterious plane crash in southern Africa more than 50 years ago has come up with new information, a UN spokesman said on Friday...

    The investigators traveled to Zambia to meet “new witnesses” and “successfully gathered additional new information” from governments and from private archives in Belgium, Britain and Sweden, said...

  • Nawaz wants NSC to discuss serious information 'leaked' in new spy book

    Former prime minister Nawaz Sharif on Friday appeared to draw a parallel between his own recent statement on the Mumbai attack case and the contents of a new book jointly penned by former ISI chief Lt Gen Asad Durrani and former RAW chief A...

    Read: Ex-RAW chief wants India to invite Gen BajwaHowever, Nawaz believes that the former DG ISI, through this book, has made public some "serious information" and that it is now necessary to...

  • CA open to new information on ball-tampering scandal

    MELBOURNE: Cricket Australia (CA) has said it was open to hearing any new information regarding the infamous 2018 Cape Town scandal in the wake of opening batsman Cameron Bancroft’s comments suggesting that the team’s bowlers were aware of the ball-tampering tactics...

    “CA has maintained all along that if anyone is in possession of new information in regards to the Cape Town Test of 2018 they should come forward and present it,” the...

  • 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...

  • NUML to teach Chinese to Baloch people, Balochi to Chinese nationals

    ISLAMABAD: The National University of Modern Languages (NUML) will set up a campus in Gwadar primarily to teach Chin­ese language to the people of Balo­chistan and Balochi language to Chinese nationals...

    The purpose is to enable local people to play an effective role in trade and economic activities likely to be generated after completion of the Gwadar Port and the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) project being implemented...

  • Chinese enjoy seafood from Pakistan transported over new trade routes

    Two tonnes of seafood originating from the coast of Pakistan arrived in the city of Karamay, in China's northwestern region of Xinjiang Uyghur, from routes that are part of the Belt and Road Initiative, according to a report by Global Times...

    Yufei was the first Chinese enterprise to own a business license in Pakistan and established a branch in Gwadar port in May...

  • 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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