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KP’s RTI Act 2013 secures first position with 73pc score

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ISLAMABAD: The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa’s Right to Information Act, 2013 has secured first position with a score of 73% in a consolidated assessment of Right to Information/Freedom of Information (RTI/FOI) laws and their implementation at federal and provincial levels. The comparative RTI scorecard was launched on Tuesday by Pildat in a ceremony here.Speaking on the occasion, […]

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Sindhis, Baloch still have ‘no right to information’

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Karachi: There is no denying the fact that both Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Punjab took the lead in adopting the Right to Information (RTI) laws, but simultaneously a lack of attention by the Sindh and Balochistan lead to weak legislation, in both 2005 and 2006, which consequently resulted in a dire need of an overhaul of […]

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Law on right to information demanded in Pata too

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PESHAWAR: The Centre for Governance and Public Accountability, a civil society organisation, on Thursday urged the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government to extend the right to information law to the provincially administered tribal areas for the benefit of the people. CGPA executive director Mohammad Anwar told reporters at the Peshawar Press Club that the government should immediately […]

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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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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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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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Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa comes bundled with long list of exemptions

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By: Abdur Rauf PESHAWAR: The Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa (K-P) Assembly unanimously passed the K-P Right to Information Act (RTI) 2013 on Friday, but not without significant amendments. One such change pertains to ‘mala fide intentions’ which are now counted a punishable offence resulting in – at most – a Rs50,000 fine or incarceration for two years. During […]

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