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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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Right to Information Ordinance promulgated

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LAHORE: The governor on Friday promulgated the Punjab Transparency and Right to Information Ordinance, 2013, allowing people to open up secrecy doors of the government for the first time in history. “The law has given the constitutionally granted basic right to people to know what the government and its functionaries do. Earlier everything of the […]

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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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Freedom available!

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The government of Punjab has invited comments from the public on its draft ‘Punjab Freedom of Information Act’, which has been approved in principle by the Punjab cabinet. It is a step in the right direction but major changes are required if the objectives of improving transparency, accountability and governance are to be met. Overall […]

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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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Right to know

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The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Right to Information Ordinance 2013, promulgated by the provincial PTI government, is a complex piece of legislation which will require time to properly analyse and digest. And, as with all such laws, good intentions will not be enough and will have to be followed by effective implementation. These caveats aside, the law […]

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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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Right to Information Ordinance undergoes overhaul

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PESHAWAR: The government has amended its draft on the Right to Information (RTI) Ordinance, after the initial blueprint was criticised for certain inadequacies. K-P Governor Engineer Shaukatullah Khan, who signed the ordinance forwarded by the provincial government on August 13, was quoted by an official source as saying: “I have signed the ordinance because the […]

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Losing momentum: Right to Information Ordinance comes under fire

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By: Abdur Rauf PESHAWAR: The Right to Information Ordinance (RTI) is yet to encourage a sense of optimism in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa (K-P). The RTI’s legislation was devised in April 2010 under the 18th Amendment and was recently approved by the K-P cabinet in a meeting on July 10, 2013. However, as the provincial assembly is not […]

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