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Ministries have not provided information required under federal RTI law: study

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ISLAMABAD: Federal ministries have not provided 39 categories of information required under the 2017 Federal Right of Access to Information Act, 17 ministries have not set up websites and 29 have performed poorly in complying with the proactive disclosure clause, a study revealed on Wednesday. A study titled Impeding Transparency, Accountability and Access to Information: […]

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Proposed amendments to RTI law approved

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PESHAWAR: A meeting on Tuesday approved proposed amendments to the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Right to Information (RTI) Act, 2013, to make it more comprehensive and accessible to people. Special assistant to chief minister on information and higher education Mushtaq Ahmed Ghani chaired the meeting, according to a statement issued here. The meeting discussed the proposed amendments […]

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The right to information

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AFTER the new governments of KP and Punjab passed their respective, internationally acclaimed Right to Information (RTI) laws and established their independent information commissions in 2013, it was only natural to expect Sindh and Balochistan, and the federation to replace their restrictive freedom of information laws with more progressive RTI laws. Unfortunately, this has not […]

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Right to information

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THE right of citizens to have the state and bureaucracy answer questions is of such significance and has such a wide-ranging impact that the first session of the UN General Assembly in 1946 adopted Resolution 59-1 calling for an international conference on the freedom of information. It noted that this “is a fundamental human right […]

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Key amendments proposed to KP RTI law

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ISLAMABAD: The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa RTI Commission has proposed a number of promising amendments to the province’s RTI law to make it stronger with more powers for the commission. The amendments are primarily intended to increase the Commission’s powers in enforcing its decisions on complaints by citizens against the non-provision of information by public bodies. KP’s […]

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Right to Information Act: Punjab DCOs, Patwaris still blocking flow of information

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ISLAMABAD: Following the footsteps of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, though Punjab government has introduced a Right to Information (RTI) law but DCOs and patwaris continue to deny public access to official record. Exactly one year has gone by since the passing of Punjab Transparency and Right to Information Act 2013 but the deep-rooted […]

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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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KPK govt better than Punjab in access to information

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ISLAMABAD: Despite lagging behind Punjab in many areas, the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KPK) government is far ahead of Shahbaz Sharif’s Punjab government in the implementation of Right to Information (RTI) Act. The official data and the research conducted by this correspondent indicate that the bureaucracy in KPK seems readier to share information regarding its working to […]

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Draft of ‘Right to Information’ law finalised

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ISLAMABAD: Parliamentarians from across the political divide have succeeded in drafting a very powerful Right to Information (RTI) law which, if passed, will change the information landscape of the country. The draft “Right to Information Act, 2014”, a copy of which is available with The News, not only binds the government to share information about […]

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Govt accused of violating right to information law

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ISLAMABAD: Speakers at a conference on Saturday accused the government of violating right to information law. The international conference was held at a local hotel to mark World Press Freedom Day. “Mediapersons are not allowed to get information especially from the military establishment,” they maintained. Federal Minister for Petroleum and Natural Heritage Shahid Khaqan Abbasi […]

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