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Civil society demands Punjab govt implement Right to Information Law

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LAHORE: Members of the civil society on Friday demanded that the Punjab government implement Right to Information Law in Punjab immediately They made this demand at a rally and press conference at the Lahore Press Club The conference was organised by the Coalition on Right to Information (CRTI) a platform of 20 civil society organisations […]

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PTA lacks system to block SIMs operated from Afghanistan, National Assembly told

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Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) has no system and mechanism to block SIMs operated from Afghanistan, the National Assembly was informed here on Wednesday. Responding to a call attention notice, Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs Sheikh Aftab Ahmed admitted that cellophanes SIMs of Afghanistan were being sold on large scale in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, particularly in […]

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Freedom of information

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The Right to Information (RTI) Ordinance is the first major accomplishment of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI)-led coalition government in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa (K-P). The only such law in the country, the RTI paves the way for a more transparent and vibrant democracy where citizens have access to all government documents and can monitor the expenditure of their […]

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Ban on Pashto films sparks controversy

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PESHAWAR: The recent ban on the screening of five Pashto films in the provincial capital has caused a controversy due to the government’s failure to legislate on matters related to motion pictures in the province. The producers and promoters of these films claim that they have obtained the necessary screening certificates from the Sindh Board […]

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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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Five Pashto movies banned

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PESHAWAR: The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Home and Tribal Affairs Department on Friday banned five Pashto films and directed the police to act to stop screening of these movies, a source said.The source said the Home Department had received complaints that these films are being shown in cinemas without getting the required censor certificates. The films included […]

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Journalist escapes unhurt in SWA attack

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WANA: Attacks on journalists and their family members are yet to stop in the militancy-affected tribal areas as unidentified people tried to target another tribal journalist in South Waziristan Agency on Sunday night, but, luckily, he escaped unhurt. Unidentified people planted explosives to the main entrance of the house of tribal journalist Zafar Wazir in […]

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Campaign against toy weapons on social media

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By: SHER ALAM SHINWARI PESHAWAR: A Karachi-based Pakhtun volunteer organisation has launched a campaign on social media to pursue parents not to buy toy guns for their children and instead buy them other toys on Eid that can trigger their imaginative and creative flight. Amjad Shahzad, a noted singer who leads the campaign in Khyber […]

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KP govt to hold judicial inquiry into torture of journalists

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PESHAWAR: The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government Sunday offered unconditional apology to journalists and announced judicial inquiry into the thrashing of media men by doctors at the Khyber Teaching Hospital. A government delegation led by provincial Minister for Public Health Shah Farman visited the Peshawar Press Club to express concern over the doctors’ high-handedness against journalists and […]

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Protection for street children sought

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PESHAWAR: The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government should launch initiatives for providing protection to street children who are among the most vulnerable part of population. This was stated by programme manger of the Society for Protection of Rights of the Child, Imran Takkar, during a certificate awarding ceremony for street children. According to a Sparc press release […]

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A rough deal for women

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Holding separate meetings in Islamabad and Peshawar on Thursday, the National Commission on the Status of Women and some non-governmental rights groups expressed serious concern over the fact that mainstream religious and political parties colluded in various parts of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa to disenfranchise female voters. In Lower and Upper Dir they signed formal agreements, in […]

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Disenfranchisement of women continues despite calls for curbing the practice


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PESHAWAR: Like previous elections, the woman voters in different areas of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa were barred from casting ballots in the May 11 general election as agreements were struck among the contesting candidates and political parties ahead of the polls. There was a strong Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) this time and no one expected that […]

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LHWs to protect women polling stations in KP

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PESHAWAR: The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government has decided to deploy lady health workers at women polling stations in the province on May 11 to meet shortages of policewomen required to perform security duty. Provincial information minister Musarrat Qadeem told a news conference here on Tuesday that lady health workers would be undergo necessary training to perform […]

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Efforts on to finalise culture policy, says Qadeem

PESHAWAR – Caretaker Minister for Culture Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Mussarat Qadeem has said that efforts were under way to finalize cultural policy of the province and if needed an ordinance could also be promulgated in this regard as culture is the very identity of a nation. However, she said that unfortunately, the culture has been disfigured […]

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