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Illegal broadcast of cricket matches: Senate body directs PEMRA to take action against responsible channels

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ISLAMABAD: Senate Standing Committee on Information and Broadcasting on Monday directed PEMRA for action against private channels showing live world cup cricket illegally in the name of discussion programmes. Showing cricket matches in such a manner is totally illegal and against the rules, the committee observed. The committee also said it was piracy as Pakistan […]

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The right to know

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Pakistan’s Senate has finalized the Right to Information Bill. This Bill has been developed to make two of the cardinal principles of democracy, transparency and accountability, the cornerstone of Pakistan’s politics. If these two principles are established, Pakistan will not only be able to deal with the menace of corruption that has eaten into its […]

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Cabinet to take up Right to Information Bill in next meeting: secretary

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ISLAMABAD: The Information, Broadcasting and National Heritage Secretary, Dr Nazir Saeed, said on Thursday that the Right to Information Bill would figure in next cabinet meeting for consideration. He shared this information during the deliberations of the Senate’s Standing Committee on Information and Broadcasting here at the PTV Headquarters. The secretary said there was no […]

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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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Draft Right to Information Bill – Minister seeks APNS, PBA recommendations

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ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister of Information and Broadcasting Pervaiz Rashid has invited Pakistan Broadcasting Association (PBA) and All Pakistan Newspapers Society (APNS) to forward their recommendations on draft Right to Information Bill and assured that these will be brought up during discussion in the Senate. The minister said this in a letter written to PBA Chairman […]

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Draft Right to Information Bill: Minister seeks APNS, PBA recommendations

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ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister of Information and Broadcasting Pervaiz Rashid has invited Pakistan Broadcasting Association (PBA) and All Pakistan Newspapers Society (APNS) to forward their recommendations on draft Right to Information Bill and assured that these will be brought up during discussion in the Senate. The minister said this in a letter written to PBA Chairman […]

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Right-to-Information Bill tabled in KPK Assembly

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PESHAWAR: The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government on Tuesday tabled ‘Right to Information Bill’ in the provincial assembly while the opposition members walked out from the proceedings in protest against ignoring their demand by the government regarding the District Development Advisory Committee (DDAC). Soon after the recitation from the Holy Quran, newly elected members, including Ahmad Khan […]

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‘Right to Information law integral to democracy’

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ISLAMABAD: An event focusing on the impact and lessons of the Right to Information (RTI) Act in India was held in the capital on Thursday. Wajahat Habibullah, chairman of India’s National Commission for Minorities, spoke as a distinguished lecturer at the event, organised by the Jinnah Institute, as part of the Indo-Pak Track II peace […]

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