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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...

  • KP’s Right to Information Act

    It says, “Government working is no more secret” and “access to official information your constitutional and legal right”...

    Last October I applied to the Galiyat Development Authority, requesting information regarding encroachments in the Galiyat, commercial or non-conforming use or use as guest houses of residential houses and data of conversion from residential to commercial use...

  • Right to information act challenged

    LAHORE: A lawyer has challenged the Punjab Transparency and Right to Information Act 2013 before the Lahore High Court for violating the Constitution...

    Advocate Azhar Siddique stated in his petition that the impugned law is a hurdle in the way of access to information...

  • Right to information act in Punjab soon: minister

    RAWALPINDI: Punjab Information Minister Fayyazul Hassan Chohan on Saturday said that right to information act will soon be promulgated in Punjab to facilitate mediapersons in getting the required information from all relevant quarters...

    Replying to a question the information minister agreed with a proposal to nominate focal media persons in provincial government departments for timely confirmation of a news item and elaboration of...

  • Facebook says it will act against 'information operations' using false accounts

    Facebook Inc acknowledged on Thursday that it has become a battleground for governments seeking to manipulate public opinion in other countries and outlined new measures it is taking to combat what it calls "information operations" that go well beyond the phenomenon known as fake news...

    In a report and summary of response plans on its website on Thursday, Facebook describes well-funded and subtle efforts by nations and other...

  • Govt to act against 'propaganda campaign' targeting PM, his family: information minister

    State Minister for Information Marriyum Aurangzeb on Monday said that action will be taken under cybercrime and defamation laws against those carrying out 'negative propaganda' against the prime minister and his family...

    The government has, thereby, decided to act against anyone carrying out propaganda against the prime minister and his family over social media, she announced...

  • Senate passes ‘historic’ Right of Access to Information Bill

    ISLAMABAD: The Senate unanimously passed on Tuesday the much-demanded access to information bill, which grants citizens complete access to the record of public authorities...

    However, under the ‘Right of Access to Information Bill 2017’ there will be no access to the official record of armed forces, defence installations, details of individuals’ bank accounts, defence and national security...

  • Govt again fails to secure passage of right to information bill

    ISLAMABAD: The government on Thursday failed to secure the passage of the long-awaited Right of Access to Information Bill 2017 from the National Assembly for a second consecutive day due to a lack of quorum...

    On Thursday, Deputy Speaker Murtaza Javed Abbasi did not allow opposition members to discuss each clause of the bill, and only allowed Dr Shireen Mazari of the Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) and Aisha Syed of the...

  • PPP calls for adoption of right to information bill

    ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) has called for early adoption of the Right to Information (RTI) Bill that has been lying in limbo since long despite its unanimous adoption by a Senate standing committee...

    Read: Minister says cabinet to take up right to infomation bill in next meeting“Freedom of the media is a foundational pillar of democracy, transparency and accountability that must not be allowed to be weakened because...

  • Zardari urges parliament to discuss Right to Information bill

    ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) co-chairman Asif Ali Zardari has said freedom of expression is systematically being eroded in the name of ideology and national security on the one hand and crimes against media persons are being committed with impunity on the other...

    “The PPP stands by journalists in their struggle for achieving twin objectives — right to freedom of expression and ending impunity of crimes against them,” he...

  • The right to information

    AFTER the new governments of KP and Punjab passed their respective, internationally acclaimed Right to Information (RTI) laws and established their independent information commissions in 2013, it was only natural to expect Sindh and Balochistan, and the federation to replace their restrictive freedom of information laws with more progressive RTI laws...

    Today, 107 countries have RTI laws and most of them have dedicated institutions...

  • Right to Information law can bring ‘silent revolution’

    ISLAMABAD: Speakers at a media briefing on Friday likened the Right to Information law to a ‘silent revolution’ that could expose government offices and help citizens attain their rights...

    The briefing was organised by the Pakistan Institute of Legislative Development and Transparency (Pildat)...

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