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  • Senate body passes protection of whistleblowers’ bill

    ISLAMABAD: A Senate committee on Monday approved a bill to provide a mechanism for public interest disclosures by providing protection to whistleblowers in corruption cases...

    However, opposition lawmakers Barrister Murtaza Wahab and Nawabzada Saifullah Magsi, who in principle supported the bill, pleaded that the jurisdiction of the bill should be extended to provide such a protection to whistleblowers in autonomous organisations as...

  • Legislation to protect whistleblowers at hand

    Under the proposed law, the government will protect whistleblowers from disadvantageous measures and give them rewards, including cash, for making disclosures of public interest...

    6 per cent of the total foreign tourists, who came to Pakistan, visited Khyber Pakhtunkhwa last year...

  • NA passes bill to protect ‘whistleblowers’ in corruption cases

    ISLAMABAD: The National Assembly on Thursday passed a crucial bill aimed at providing protection to whistleblowers in corruption cases...

    The Statement of Objects and Reasons attached to the bill states that “persons disclosing information relating to the economic crimes in the public interest (also called whistleblowers) are often subjected to retaliation in the form of discrimination, intimidation, abuse, unjust disciplinary action,...

  • KP cabinet approves proposed whistleblowers protection law

    PESHAWAR: The provincial cabinet on Friday approved several proposed laws, including the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Whistleblowers Protection and Vigilance Bill 2015...

    About the whistleblowers law, he said that it was aimed at eradication of corruption, adding that the government would ensure protection to all those extending cooperation...

  • Legal cover for whistleblowers

    By extending the legal cover to whistleblowers through the Finance Act 2015, the government has opened the way for turning the 2012 draft law into a more effective and comprehensive one...

    However, no reward will be offered to whistleblowers if the information provided is of no value; the FBR already has the information; the information is available in public records; or if no taxes are collected from the information provided from...

  • Whistleblowers to get cash payouts

    to protect them (whistleblowers) from the disadvantageous measure, give them rewards for such public interest disclosure and for matters connected therewith and ancillary thereto...

    Earlier, speaking on a point of order, parliamentary leader of the ANP Sardar Hussain Babak opposed the law, saying if whistleblowers inform the government about any wrongdoing, then what the anti-corruption bodies would do...

  • View from the courtroom: Call for debate on whistleblowers protection bill

    The provincial cabinet in its meeting chaired by Chief Minister Pervez Khattak on July 31 gave approval to the proposed Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Whistleblowers Protection and Vigilance Act 2015...

    While the provincial government has yet to make public the draft of the proposed law so as to receive input from the stakeholders, including civil society and legal experts, it claims that it is aimed at providing a mechanism for receiving...

  • Whistleblowers prefer to keep lips sealed

    Under the ‘Competition (Reward payment to informant) Regulation, 2014’ the Competition Commission of Pakistan (CCP) announced rewards ranging from Rs200,000 to Rs2m to any ‘informant’ furnishing information about any prohibited activities of a company, including involvement in anti-competition practices and cartelisation...

    Have informants (whistleblowers) come forward to volunteer information and how many of them have been rewarded...

  • PM Imran announces increase in reward for whistleblowers

    Prime Minister Imran Khan on Friday said the reward money for whistleblowers helping the government in detection and confiscation of benami properties would be increased from three per cent to 10pc...

    Addressing a ceremony for the distribution of interest-free loans under the Ehsas programme in Islamabad, the prime minister said that rules would be amended to increase incentives for whistleblowers...

  • Clinton claims WikiLeaks blunted impact of vulgar remarks by Trump on tape

    Hillary Clinton Monday accused WikiLeaks of working with Russia to deflect attention away from an infamous tape of Donald Trump bragging about groping women in the run-up to the United States (US) presidential election...

    The former secretary of state's devastating election loss to Trump remains raw and she again lashed out at WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange and his alleged role in damaging her candidacy...

  • Risk offers an unsettling portrait of WikiLeaks founder

    A startlingly intimate portrait of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange that spans seven years — during which he goes from house arrest in rural England to claiming asylum at the Ecuadoran Embassy in London to releasing a damaging cache of hacked emails at a pivotal point during last year’s presidential election — the film is guaranteed to stir up strong feelings among Assange supporters and sceptics alike...

    As the movie opens, he and...

  • Pvt.Chelsea Manning of WikiLeaks controversy released from military prison: reports

    Chelsea Manning, the transgender soldier convicted of giving classified government materials to WikiLeaks, was released from a Kansas military prison early Wednesday after serving seven years of her 35-year sentence, according to media reports...

    Social conservatives reject expansion of transgender rights, and many national security experts revile her for providing more than 700,000 documents, videos, diplomatic cables and...

  • Swedish prosecutors drop rape probe against WikiLeaks's Assange

    Swedish prosecutors on Friday dropped a seven-year rape investigation into Julian Assange — a legal victory for the WikiLeaks founder who has been holed up in the Ecuadoran embassy in London since 2012...

    Explore: Why Wikileaks publishes“Director of Public Prosecution, Marianne Ny, has today decided to discontinue the investigation regarding suspected rape by Julian Assange,” the prosecutor's office said in a statement...

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