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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 […]


Violation of Right to Information Act: Layyah deputy commissioner issued show-cause

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LAHORE: The Punjab Information Commission has issued show-cause notice to Layyah deputy commissioner and directed him to submit explanation on January 10, 2022 for not implementing the Right to Information (RTI) Act 2013 and violating the Commission orders. Chief Commissioner Mahboob Qadir Shah remarked while hearing the Nadeem Anjum Vs. Deputy Commissioner case that eight […]


Right to Information Divisional Committee Discusses Performance Of Commission

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PESHAWAR: A meeting of Divisional Steering Committee of Right to Information Commission (RTI) chaired by Divisional Commissioner Malakand, Syed Zaheer-ul-Islam in Saidu Sharif Thursday discussed performance of the commission in Malakand during 2021. The meeting among others was attended by deputy commissioners and District Monitoring Officers. The meeting was informed that performance of RTI in […]


Officer fined Rs 50,000 for violating right to Information law

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LAHORE: The Punjab Information Commission has imposed Rs 50,000 fine on Pindi Bhattian Municipal Committee Chief Officer Athar Majeed for not giving access to official information in violation of the Right to Information (RTI) Act. The Information Commission directed district accounts officer Hafizabad to deduct the fine amount from the salary of the chief officer […]


New Right to Information Law of Balochistan

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Outside the Quetta press club on Shara-e-Adalat road here in the cafe area sitting a senior journalist Behram Baloch in his middle-ages who remain in the media field for 16 years. Balochistan assembly had passed the Balochistan Right to Information Act 2021 but it is yet to get to the practical arena owing to the […]


Lahore DC issued show-cause notice under Right to Information Act

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LAHORE: The Punjab Information Commission has issued a show-cause notice to the Lahore deputy commissioner for not making public details about the meetings, held for issuing no objection certificates (NOCs) for establishment of petrol pumps, and other related information. While hearing a Shamaila Irfan Vs. DC Lahore case, Chief Commissioner Mahboob Qadir Shah remarked that […]


‘Cabinet meeting minutes not secret under Right to Information’

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LAHORE: The Punjab Information Commission, pronouncing its historic decision, has told the Punjab government that it cannot keep secret the provincial cabinet meeting minutes under Article 19-A of the Constitution and the Right to Information (RTI) Act 2013. It declared that Section 24 of the RTI Act enjoyed the supersedural effect on Rule 31 of […]


Human Rights Commission of Pakistan concerned over journalist’s safety

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LAHORE: Senior journalist Rana Abrar Khalid’s request for information on gifts received by the prime minister from foreign governments has been blocked repeatedly by the Cabinet Division on the grounds that such information is classified. The HRCP has expressed concern over it. “This contravenes the Right to Information Act 2017. We have also received credible […]


Citizens must use right to information: Chief Information Commissioner

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KARACHI – Chief Information Commissioner Pakistan Information Commission Muhammad Azam Khan on Friday said it was necessary for each citizen to use his constitutional right of access to information to ensure elimination of corruption and other malpractices from the country. Addressing an awareness seminar tilted “Right to Information” at the S.M Law College, he said […]


Students urged to play proactive role on social evils

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Chief Information Commissioner, Pakistan Information Commission, Muhammad Azam Khan on Wednesday urged students to be proactive and agitate against all social evils mainly corruption in public sector organizations through seeking right of access to information under article 19-A. “You are an educated core. Being our future hope, you should raise your voice and write on […]


Media workers, people urged to use Right to Information law

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HYDRABAD: Four years past the parliament enacted a law to provide access to information held by the federal government departments, people and a large segment of the media seem oblivious of the legislation. “Only 1,700 appeals have been filed before the Pakistan Information Commission since its formation four years ago,” said PIC Chief Information Commissioner […]


Seven government departments fined for withholding information

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PESHAWAR: The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Information Commission (KPIC) on Monday imposed a fine on seven government departments for not providing information to the citizens while serving show-cause notice on 19 public bodies for withholding public records sought by people. The KPIC took the decision against the government departments during a special sitting while taking up the […]


90pc institutions decline Right to Information requests

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ISLAMABAD: Majority of government institutions and departments have declined to respond to hundreds of queries sent under the right to information laws, indicating that access to public information remains a pipe dream in Pakistan. The Geo News sent approximately 400 different queries to 36 key institutions in the past nine months but 90 percent of […]


Minister opposes bill to exempt parliament’s proceedings from right to information law

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ISLAMABAD: The information minister has disapproved of an amendment bill introduced by the ruling party’s lawmakers in Senate that seeks to exclude both the houses of the parliament from the ambit of the Right to Information Act. “Since the government wants transparency in governance and the parliament’s proceedings, it does not want to keep any […]