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Call for launching media drive to create awareness about RTI Act

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PESHAWAR: Participants of a consultative meeting of media group on the Right to Information (RTI) Act, 2013, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa has appreciated the passage of the law and has urged the provincial government for launching media campaign to create awareness among people at grass roots level. The media group is constituted by the Development, Environment, Legal […]

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Journalists told not to ask questions about drone attack

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ISLAMABAD: US diplomats on Thursday asked Pakistani media persons not to ask any question about the latest drone attack in a settled area of Pakistan when they saw Ambassador Richard Olson who answered questions about every other subject. “US embassy desires that journalists not ask questions on political and security fronts and focus only on […]

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Right wronged

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The Right to Information (RTI) bill, originally introduced as an ordinance by the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government, has finally been passed by the provisional assembly but amendments added to the bill have made it considerably weaker. The RTI bill now imposes a fine of Rs50,000 or a two-year prison sentence for those who ‘use the information […]

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Draft Right to Information Bill – Minister seeks APNS, PBA recommendations

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ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister of Information and Broadcasting Pervaiz Rashid has invited Pakistan Broadcasting Association (PBA) and All Pakistan Newspapers Society (APNS) to forward their recommendations on draft Right to Information Bill and assured that these will be brought up during discussion in the Senate. The minister said this in a letter written to PBA Chairman […]

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A robust Info Act passed by KP compared to toothless Senate bill

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ISLAMABAD: The Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa (KP) Right to Information (RTI) Ordinance (RTI Act 2013), a robust piece of legislation, will call into question the intention of the Senate’s standing committee that has tabled a toothless federal RTI draft law in the Upper House as a ‘multi-party’ bill. Although a few negative amendments have been introduced in the […]

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Draft Right to Information Bill: Minister seeks APNS, PBA recommendations

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ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister of Information and Broadcasting Pervaiz Rashid has invited Pakistan Broadcasting Association (PBA) and All Pakistan Newspapers Society (APNS) to forward their recommendations on draft Right to Information Bill and assured that these will be brought up during discussion in the Senate. The minister said this in a letter written to PBA Chairman […]

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Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa comes bundled with long list of exemptions

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By: Abdur Rauf PESHAWAR: The Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa (K-P) Assembly unanimously passed the K-P Right to Information Act (RTI) 2013 on Friday, but not without significant amendments. One such change pertains to ‘mala fide intentions’ which are now counted a punishable offence resulting in – at most – a Rs50,000 fine or incarceration for two years. During […]

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