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Fate of Right to Information Act hangs in balance

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LAHORE: Six months after the introduction of the Punjab Transparency and Right to Information Act (RTI) 2014, the government has failed to implement the legislation and has not reserved any funds for the purpose in this year’s budget. This has raised questions about the establishment of the Punjab Information Commission (PIC), and the three information […]

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FCCI hails Punjab Transparency and Right to Information Act

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FAISALABAD: Punjab Transparency and Right to Information Act, 2013 (RTI) is a positive step towards a transparent, efficient and publicly acceptable governance system in Punjab, said Engr. Suhail Bin Rashid, President Faisalabad Chamber of Commerce & Industry (FCCI). He was chairing the first ‘RTI Baithak’ organized by Beacon house University on ‘Role of Civil Society […]

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No right to know

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Despite the fact that this is a compulsory requirement under the Punjab Transparency and Right to Information Act 2013 (RTI) passed last December by the provincial assembly, the government has not yet established a Punjab Information Commission (PIC) or Press Information Officers (PIO) in any public body. Under the Act, the government is required to […]

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Right to Information Act: Experts urge early implementation

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LAHORE: The Punjab government believes in Transparency and will ensure that all citizens have the right to access to information and in this regard the Punjab Transparency and Right to Information Act will go a long way in addressing the problems of masses. Provincial Minister for Human Rights and Minorities Affairs Khalil Tahir Sindhu said […]

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PA adopts Right to Information bill

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LAHORE: The provincial assembly on Thursday passed “Punjab Transparency and Right to Information Bill,” along with four other bills, rejecting almost all changes suggested by the opposition. The Right to Information bill carried two amendments that differentiate it from the original act. Clause Five of the bill maintained: “Notwithstanding anything contained in this section, any […]

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Transparency, Right to Info Ord more of an experiment

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LAHORE: The Punjab Transparency and Right to Information Ordinance seems more of an experiment than a bid to introduce transparency by which the public could know about the functioning of various departments. The proclaimed objectives (of the Ord) however are that the people would be able to have an oversight over government decisions, spending, appointments, […]

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Information ordinance against Constitution

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LAHORE: The Pakistan Muslim League-Quaid’s Punjab Assembly legislators have declared the Punjab Transparency and Right to Information Ordinance 2013 ‘against the Constitution’, saying it has made access to official information ‘impossible’ by linking it with the chief minister’s approval. “The access to information was difficult earlier but after promulgation of this ordinance it has become […]

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