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Information commission hits a snag over finances, staff shortage

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LAHORE: The implementation of the Punjab Transparency and Right to Information Act of 2013 faces hurdles such as the lack of finances and awareness among the public. “There is a flood of information untapped in Punjab which should be used for research, governance, problem solution and so on, but the information seekers in the province […]

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Monitoring transparency: Govt websites yet to comply with RTI law, says report

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KARACHI: The Punjab government has made little progress in making its websites comply with its transparency and right to information law, a report by digital rights groups says. It says that there have been only small improvements in this regard over July-December 2015 period. The fourth biannual State of Proactive Disclosure of Information in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa […]

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Key amendments proposed to KP RTI law

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ISLAMABAD: The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa RTI Commission has proposed a number of promising amendments to the province’s RTI law to make it stronger with more powers for the commission. The amendments are primarily intended to increase the Commission’s powers in enforcing its decisions on complaints by citizens against the non-provision of information by public bodies. KP’s […]

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Right to Information Bill 2014 will be presented to cabinet soon, says minister

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ISLAMABAD: Minister for Information and Broadcasting Pervez Rashid on Monday assured a Senate standing committee that the ‘Right to Information Bill 2014’ would be presented before the cabinet in its next meeting for approval. During the meeting of the Senate standing committee on information and broadcasting presided over by Senator Kamil Ali Agha, the members […]

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Govt depts violating Right to Information Act

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LAHORE: A segment of the Punjab bureaucracy, at the first stage of implementation of the Punjab Transparency and Right to Information Act (2013), thwarted the efforts of the government to provide information to citizenry to have transparency in the system. The departments interpreted the act on their own and denied information, a petitioner said. Tariq […]

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Whistleblowers get protection in new KP law

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PESHAWAR: The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Right to Information Ordinance (RTIO) was unveiled by the provincial government on Sunday. The ordinance makes it binding upon the government to set up an independent information commission and makes obstruction in access to any record a penal offence punishable by up to two years imprisonment. The ordinance, promulgated by the […]

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