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PIC Directs PCTB to Ensure Implementation of RTI Law

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LAHORE: The Punjab Information Commission has reprimanded the Punjab Curriculum and Textbook Board’s Public Information Officer (PIO) for negligence in official responsibilities and directed the Managing Director to ensure proper steps for implementing the Right to Information (RTI) law. According to details, hearing of a complaint title “Shahbaz Akmal Jandran Vs Punjab Curriculum and Textbook […]


Lahore High Court (LHC) takes notice of delay in appointment of Pakistan Information Commission (PIC) commissioners

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ISLAMABAD: The Chief Justice of the Lahore High Court (LHC) has taken notice of the delay in the appointment of Information Commissioners in the Pakistan Information Commission (PIC). It is reliably learnt that a constitutional petition has been moved by tax lawyer Waheed Shahzad Butt through international Constitutional/public interest litigation lawyer and human rights activist […]


Information commission fails to enforce Right to Information (RTI) law

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KARACHI: Despite the existence of a provincial right to information (RTI) law, which guarantees citizens access to information with regards to the working of public functionaries, Sindh’s populace has failed to gain anything substantial from it due to bureaucratic hurdles. The Sindh Transparency and Right to Information Act was unanimously passed back in 2017 and […]


Right to Information (RTI) Commission, Khawando Khor ink Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for women rights

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PESHAWAR, Nov 15 (APP): Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Right to Information (RTI) Commission and Khawando Khor, a local Non-Governmental Organization here Tuesday signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to appraise people about the rights of women. The MoU also aimed to develop liaison between two organizations and inform public about the benefits of Right to Information Act. […]


65 cases against PIC’s verdicts pending before high courts

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ISLAMABAD: Around 65 decisions of the Pakistan Information Commission that were challenged are still pending in the High Courts, The Reporters has learnt. As per details, a total of 73 PIC orders have been challenged so far in different High Courts. Five of it have been upheld, two have been reversed, and one has been […]


Information commission fails to enforce Right to Information (RTI) law

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KARACHI: Despite the existence of a provincial right to information (RTI) law, which guarantees citizens access to information with regards to the working of public functionaries, Sindh’s populace has failed to gain anything substantial from it due to bureaucratic hurdles. The Sindh Transparency and Right to Information Act was unanimously passed back in 2017 and […]


First batch of Pakistan Information Commission (PIC) Commissioners retired

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ISLAMABAD: First batch of Information Commissioners of Pakistan Information Commission had completed their tenure on Tuesday November 07, 2022. Pakistan Information Commission’s first Chief Information Commissioner Mohammad Azam and Information Commissioner Fawad Malik has retired from his post. He has served as Chief Information Commissioner for four years, earlier this he also worked as Federal […]


Speakers at Centre for Peace and Development Initiatives (CPDI) Conference urge Baluchistan Government to establish Information Commission immediately

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Quetta: Speakers of the conference demanded Establishment of Balochistan Information Commission immediately by appointing the Chief Information Commissioner and Information Commissioners in line with the criterion mentioned in Section 18 of the Balochistan RTI Act 2021. Accessing government information remains a challenge in Balochistan due to flawed implementation of the Right to Information (RTI) Act […]


Establishment of information body demanded

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QUETTA: Speakers at a conference demanded the establishment of Balo­chistan Information Commission and appointment of chief information commissioner without delay in accordance with Section 18 of the Balochistan Right to Information Act, 2021. The conference was organised by the Centre for Peace and Development Initiatives (CPDI) in collaboration with the European Union on Wednesday. The […]


Pakistan Information Commission Orders Establishment Division to public bureaucrats’ assets

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ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Information Commission has ordered the Establishment Division to make the top five bureaucrats in each service group’s asset declarations public. In response to an appeal submitted by a citizen Adeel Akram, the PIC issued an order and directed the Establishment Division to provide copies of the assets’ declarations of the previous three […]


Away from public gaze

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Balochistan replaced its ineffective Balochistan Freedom of Information Act, 2005 with a more promising Balochistan Right to Information (RTI) Act, 2021, in February 2021. There can be no doubt that this was a move in the right direction, aimed at improving service delivery, transparency and accountability in governance. Under the new law, all public bodies […]


RTI is important tool for aspiring female investigative journalists, Saddia Mazhar

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As the Covid-19 pandemic badly affected lives and businesses across the world. The pandemic has accelerated the process of digital adaptation. The pandemic forced people around the world to shift their focus toward digital technology for availing services and employment opportunities. Digital technologies have revolutionized the media landscape. Like the rest of the world, Asian […]


SIC, Federal Urdu University of Arts, Science and Technology’s (FUUAST) Agree to Promote Right to Information

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KARACHI: Sindh Information Commission and Federal Urdu University of Arts, Science and Technology’s (FUUAST) Mass Communication Department Tuesday agreed to make concerted efforts to further promote and create awareness among the masses regarding the right to information. This was agreed by speakers in a seminar on Right to Information (RTI) at Mass Communication Department Abdul […]


PTI Got Me Fired for Investigating Imran Khan’s Toshakhana, Says Journalist Rana Abrar

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Journalist Rana Abrar says the PTI intimidated, threatened and got him fired from his job for investigating the Toshakhana case. PTI Got Me Fired for Investigating Imran Khan’s Toshakhana, Says Journalist Rana Abrar Journalist Rana Abrar, who lit the fuse of the Toshakhana case that saw former prime minister Imran Khan getting disqualified yesterday, has […]


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