‘Right to Information law to facilitate citizens’

Pakistan Press Foundation

Rawalpindi – Punjab Minister for Information and Culture Fayyazul Hassan Chohan has said that promulgation of Right to Information Law would enable applicants to get all required information under the law. He said the government is taking all possible steps to bring change in the lives of poor people. He stated this during his visit to Rawalpindi Arts […]

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CGPA urges citizens to use RTI laws

Pakistan Press Foundation

PESHAWAR: The Centre for Governance and Public Accountability (CGPA) urged citizens of Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa and Punjab to use the Right to Information law to improve transparency and accountability in public service delivery. Filing requests for information under these laws is not only a legal and constitutional privilege, but should also be taken as an obligation, stated […]

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Call to implement right to information law

Pakistan Press Foundation

Karachi: Reduction of corruption and promotion of good governance is only possible through the implementation of right to information (RTI) law, which will empower the citizens and ensure their participation in public affairs. This was stated by civil society activists and RTI experts at a consultation organised by the Development, Environment, Legal Aid Technical Support […]

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Freedom of Information Act

Pakistan Press Foundation

IN Pakistan, whenever our bureaucracies draft any law or document, it always seems ambiguous and controversial. The Punjab Freedom of Information Act is a good example, as it is a very confused act. This Act is drafted by bureaucracy without consulting stakeholders, while media and civil society representatives are available for technical guidance. In this […]

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Access and exemptions: Right to information

Pakistan Press Foundation

A SPEAKER at a workshop was recently quoted as calling the right to information the mother of all rights. Pakistanis have taken their time to realise this basic principle and now when they are making an effort to access information as a right, there are fears they might end up with less than what they […]

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Punjab asked to enact right to information law

Pakistan Press Foundation

RAWALPINDI: People from all walks of life on Tuesday asked the Punjab government to enact a Right to Information (RTI) law similar to the one passed by the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government. Speaking at a mobilisation camp here, civil society activists and others said the passage of the RTI ordinance in the KP province was going […]

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Shahbaz promises right to information law as first priority

By: Umar Cheema ISLAMABAD: Chief Minister Punjab Mian Shahbaz Sharif has promised that the first legislation to be passed by the next Punjab Assembly will be the Right to Information law if the PML-N came into power, rekindling a hope for the media and civil society organizations struggling for this legislation. “Mark my words. This […]

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