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Transparency and access: Right to Information Act yet to be fully implemented

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LAHORE: More than a 100 days have passed since the Punjab Assembly passed the Transparency and Right to Information (RTI) Act 2013. According to clause 7 of the Act, all public bodies should have designated and notified as many public information officers (PIO) in administrative offices as necessary within 60 days of the passing of […]

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Remaining RTI commissioners appointed

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The two remaining commissioners of the Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa (K-P) Right to Information (RTI) Commission were appointed on Monday. According to a handout issued by the K-P Public Relations and Culture Department, under Section 24 of the RTI Act 2013, Abdul Mateen and Professor Kalimullah had been appointed as RTI commissioners with immediate effect. “The two commissioners […]

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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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Punjab right to information act still in stillborn state

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LAHORE: The Punjab government has not yet established a Punjab Information Commission (PIC) or Press Information Officers (PIO) in any public body, even as these are mandatory under the Punjab Transparency and Right to Information Act 2013 (RTI), The Express Tribune has learnt. The Punjab Assembly passed the RTI Act 2013 in December last year, […]

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Call for launching media drive to create awareness about RTI Act

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PESHAWAR: Participants of a consultative meeting of media group on the Right to Information (RTI) Act, 2013, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa has appreciated the passage of the law and has urged the provincial government for launching media campaign to create awareness among people at grass roots level. The media group is constituted by the Development, Environment, Legal […]

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A robust Info Act passed by KP compared to toothless Senate bill

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ISLAMABAD: The Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa (KP) Right to Information (RTI) Ordinance (RTI Act 2013), a robust piece of legislation, will call into question the intention of the Senate’s standing committee that has tabled a toothless federal RTI draft law in the Upper House as a ‘multi-party’ bill. Although a few negative amendments have been introduced in the […]

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