Right to Information

PIC fines NADRA and LESCO

Pakistan Press Foundation

ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Information Commission (PIC) has imposed fine on Public Information Officers (PIOs) of NADRA and LESCO for not obeying its order to provide information under The Right of Access to Information Act, 2017. As per details, the PIC has directed the Chairman of National Database & Registration Authority (NADRA) and Chief Officer (CO) […]


Right to information: a guardian of democracy

Pakistan Press Foundation

“Democracy dies behind the closed doors”, said the American judge Damon Keith in a very famous “Detroit Free” case. The right to information that hereinafter will be referred to as RTI has been defined and adopted up till now by almost a hundred countries as per their norms, and legal and socio-economic mores. It has […]


Sindh Government has setup an independent body of Sindh information commission for smooth process of RTI

Pakistan Press Foundation

The Government of Sindh has setup an independent body of Sindh information commission with an objective to oversee and ensure smooth process of Right to Information RTI in every Government Department/ Organization functioning under the umbrella of Sindh. Designated officers under section-7 of Sindh RTI act 2016 have already been appointed by Government of Sindh […]


President’s Secretariat refuses to share information requested by a citizen

Pakistan Press Foundation

The President’s Secretariat has refused to share information requested by a citizen under the Right of Access to Information Act 2017, arguing that the Office of the President and the President’s Secretariat do not fall within the preview of the Right of Access to Information Act 2017, and were not bound to share any information […]


Jang Group played key role in implementing RTI Act: chief commissioner

Pakistan Press Foundation

LAHORE: The Punjab Information Commission has appointed the presidents and secretaries of district bar associations in the province as Right to Information envoys. Chief Commissioner Mahboob Qadir Shah has said the heads of administrative departments cause hurdles to RTI. He urged lawyers to help the commission. During an awareness campaign in Bahawalpur Division on RTI, […]