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RTI: Punjab Assembly Website To Be Overhauled Ahead of Elections

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The Punjab Information Commission (PIC) on Thursday directed the Punjab Assembly to update its website with an easily accessible format for citizens to retrieve information about their representatives. During a hearing of a complaint filed by this scribe, the Public Information Officer (PIO) of the Punjab Assembly Secretariat, Muhammad Ali, admitted that though the required […]


PIC Establishes RTI Centre in Okara

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OKARA: The Punjab Information Commission (PIC) on Thursday established a Right to Information (RTI) Centre at Okara. The center, located in the Deputy Commissioner’s Office, is designed to facilitate citizens in accessing information from provincial public bodies in Okara. This is in addition to centers that have already been established in Faisalabad and Nankana. Punjab […]


Access to details of Toshakhana masses’ right, observes Lahore High Court (LHC)

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LAHORE: The Lahore High Court on Monday observed that prima facie access to the details of Toshakhana articles was a right of the masses under Article 19-A of the Constitution, which protects the right to information. Justice Asim Hafeez was hearing a petition seeking complete details of Toshakhana gifts received by the political rulers and […]


Government urged to implement access to information laws

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LAKKI MARWAT – Speakers at a seminar on Tuesday asked the federal and provincial government to implement access to Information laws with true spirit and remove obstacles in this regard to promote budget transparency and accountability in the country. The seminar was organized by the Citizens’ Network for Budget accountability (CNBa) in collaboration with the […]


SIC Pledges Access to Information for Public

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KARACHI, (Urdu Point / Pakistan Point News – 7th Jun, 2022): Sindh Secretary Information Abdul Rasheed Solangi on Tuesday said that for ensuring access to information, the provincial Information Commission would play a pivotal role in this regard calling it a revolutionary step. He said this while talking with newly appointed Chief Information Commissioner and […]


‘Access to information to increase transparency’

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QUETTA: Parliamentary Secretary for Law and Parliamentary Affairs Dr Rubaba Khan Buledi has said that the Access to Information Act in Balochistan will help in transparency and good governance and every citizen will be acquainted with measures related to public interest and government affairs. “Strive for effective and comprehensive legislation to protect women’s rights and […]


Islamabad High Court stays PIC decision on information about Presidency staff

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ISLAMABAD: The Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Thursday suspended the decision of the Pakistan Information Commission (PIC) to provide information about the employees of the Presidency to a citizen. A single bench, comprising Chief Justice Athar Minallah, on the request of the federation, issued the stay order on the PIC decision and issued notices to the […]


پاکستان پریس فاوٗنڈیشن نے میڈیا کی آزادی اور حفاظت کے فیلوشپ پروگرام کے لیے درخواستیں وصول کرنے کا اعلان کردیا۔

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درخواست جمع کرانے کی آخری تاریخ جمعہ،27فروری،2020 پاکستان پریس فاوٗنڈیشن (پی پی ایف)نے پاکستان میں میڈیا کی آزادی اور حفاظت   کے فیلو شپ پروگرام کے لیے درخواستیں وصول کرنے کا اعلان کردیا۔ اس فیلو شپ پروگرام کا مقصد آزادی اظہار رائے کو فروغ دینا اور میڈیا کارکنان کو مدد فراہم کرناہے تاکہ وہ میڈیا کی […]


Pakistan Press Foundation issues call for applications for Fellowship program on Media Safety and Impunity

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Last date: Thursday, February 27, 2020 Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF) has issued a call for applications for Fellowship program on Media Safety and Impunity in Pakistan. The fellowship program aims to promote freedom of expression by providing support to media professionals to produce stories related to issues on Media Safety and Impunity. The fellowship programs […]


Media growth: the pros and cons

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Be it electronic media, print media, digital media or any other medium for circulating information and making up opinions, it has effectual influence on individuals and society as a whole. Like everything, the forms of media too have pros and cons. However, media and its different forms not only highlight the developments being taken place […]


‘Honehar Pakistan Quiz Competition’: Jang Group holds quiz contest for schoolchildren

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Islamabad: The ‘Jang’ Media Group organised the ‘Honehar Pakistan Quiz Competition’ for schoolchildren at the Pakistan Academy of Letters here on Thursday. There were a series of tough quiz rounds for participants about Pakistan, the movement for its creation, literature, China-Pakistan Economic Corridor, eminent Pakistani nationals, science, history, geography, entertainment, sports, and social media. The […]


Speakers stress importance of RTI law

KARACHI: Adviser to Sindh Chief Minister on Law, Environment, Climate Change and Coastal Development Barrister Murtaza Wahab has said that bureaucrats, who are civil servants, are not permitted to attend public gatherings as per the rules enacted in 1947. “Police officials [too], as public servants, are not allowed to hold [press] conferences and yet they do […]


An app to rent a car by the hour

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Anyone who doesn’t own a vehicle knows how anxiety-inducing it is to think about running all those errands, the stops and the route to be taken so you pay the lowest fare. And with car prices through the roof, what can you do? Enter Roamer and it might just get a bit more convenient. Roamer […]


Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF) Investigative Reporting Fellowships For Pakistani Journalists

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Call for Applications   Last date for receiving applications:   Sunday January 5, 2020   Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF) invites applications for the 7th batch of PPF Investigative Reporting Fellowships.   The fellowships facilitate Pakistani journalists to produce investigative report that meet the professional, ethical and legal standards. PPF will provide support to journalists, to professionally […]