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Right to information

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By: SHAHID KARDAR NEPOTISM, extortion and bribery have become a way of life, and not just with politicians. Except that in their case it tends to be exhibited more shamelessly. While corruption exists in one form or the other in all societies, the major difference in our case is the extent of its pervasiveness and […]

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Still not accessible: YouTube ban

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FOR users of YouTube, the popular video-sharing website that has been blocked in Pakistan since September 2012, there is little on the horizon indicating that a lifting of the ban is imminent. Efforts are being made to challenge the blackout in the judiciary, with petitions being heard in the Lahore and Peshawar high courts. The […]

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Right to information

Pakistan Press Foundation

RECENTLY, I attended a workshop organised by Shehri, a Karachi-based NGO. The workshop was about the ‘Right to Information and Freedom of Information’ . We were informed that a common citizen is empowered to access all information held by the government (except for the sensitive one) through Article 19A of the Constitution of Pakistan. The […]

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