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Govt officials not willing to provide information to applicants

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Majority of the heads of the government department are allegedly not ready to provide information to the applicant who tries to get information through the Right to Information Act 2013. It may be noted that the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf provincial government has enacted the Right to Information Act 2013 so that every citizen can easily gain […]


Farah Hamid appointed chief information commissioner

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PESHAWAR: The provincial government on Friday appointed a former civil servant of BS-22, Mrs Farah Hamid Khan, as Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Information Commission’s chief information commissioner for a period of three years. A notification issued by the provincial information secretary stated that the provincial cabinet had approved the recommendation made by the chief minister for the […]


Fighting for the poor through Right to Information (RTI) law

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ISLAMABAD: Naeem Sadiq has a passion and that is for the poor. While politicians and TV pundits talk about the poor doing little to nothing for them, he talks with the poor in order to check how they are doing. Low-paid employees are persons of his interest. Whether they are paid the minimum legal wage […]


Sindh government sets up Information Commission

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KARACHI: Sindh government has constituted Sindh Information Commission under Sindh Transparency and Right to Information Act 2016 to address complaints of non-provision of information by various government agencies. According to a notification by Sindh Information Department, Nusrat Hussain is appointed as Chief Information Commissioner (CIC) while Saima Agha Advocate and Shahid Jatoi as information commissioners […]


PIC fines cabinet secy for disobeying orders

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ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Information Commission (PIC) has imposed a fine equal to one month’s salary on the cabinet secretary for disobeying the order of providing details of gifts which former premier Imran Khan had received from the Toshakhana. Chief Information Commissioner Muhammad Azam and Information Commissioner Zahid Abdullah issued a written order stating that despite […]


Right to Information coalition urges Sindh government to revive Information Commission

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Participants of a meeting have expressed their concerns over the dysfunctional Sindh Information Commission, and demanded that the provincial government appoint a chief information commissioner and two information commissioners to the body. They also demanded that the government take appropriate steps to draft, approve and notify the service rules for the information commission so that […]


RTI act to ensure provision of information to public, good governance: sajid khan

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Chief Information Commissioner of KP Right to Information Commission (RTIC) Sajid Khan Jadoon Tuesday said that the main objective of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Right Information Commission was to provide information to the citizens, control corruption and ensure good governance. He expressed these views while talking to media after the inauguration of first Appellate Forum / Divisional […]


Right to Information Act gives citizens right to receive information

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The enactment of KP Right to Information Act (KPRTIC) 2013 introduced an open and transparent government and gives every citizen right to seek and receive information to make administration more responsible and transparent which means good governance. According to a press release issued here on Thursday, this was stated by Riaz Khan Daudzai, Commissioner RTI […]


First Right to Information appellate forum becomes functional

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ABBOTTABAD: The province’s first appellate forum regarding the decisions of the Right to Information Commission became functional here on Thursday. RTI information commissioner Riaz Khan Daudzai took up several complaints on the occasion and directed public information officers of the Abbottabad and Haripur police department, Mansehra mineral development department and Abbottabad district education office to […]


Government mission to promote Right to Information Act: Hassan

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Special Assistant to Chief Minister Punjab on Information and Spokesperson Government of the Punjab Hasaan Khawar has said that proactive disclosure of information to the public by state institutions is the most basic and foremost part of the government’s mission to promote the Right to Information Act. There is still a long way to go. […]


Chief Information Commissioner Delivers Lectures to Punjab Emergency Service Department Officials on Right to Information Act

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Chief Information Commissioner (CIC) Punjab Mehboob Qadir on Thursday visited the Punjab Emergency Service Department (PESD) Headquarters and delivered an awareness lecture to Public Information Officers (PIOs) of Punjab Emergency Services Department on Punjab Transparency and Right to Information Act. DG Punjab Emergency Service Department Dr Rizwan Naseer said that the purpose to organize this […]


Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Right to Information commissioners to get one-year tenure extension

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PESHAWAR: The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government has decided to extend the three-year tenure of the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa chief information commissioner and information commissioners by one year through legislation. The proposed amendments to the law for the purpose, which were endorsed by the cabinet lately, will be placed before the provincial assembly for approval. The documents available […]


Agree to disagree; the road to a progressive Pakistan

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The right to thought is a vital, indispensable freedom that paves way for progress, advancement and prosperity. This right enables people, communities and societies to engage in healthy dialogue, conversation and debate. Without this right, it is difficult to know different perspectives and opinions people hold. If and when marginalized and vulnerable communities are able […]


Pakistan Cricket Board is a public body, answerable and accountable under the Right to information Act: Pakistan Information Commission

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LAHORE: Pakistan Information Commission (PIC) has declared that Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) a public body, answerable and accountable under the Right of Access to Information Act, 2017. The Commission has directed chairman PCB to implement the decision and directed him to provide the appellant the certified copies of contracts signed by PCB the lawyers and […]