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Right to information: Bolo bhi requests transparency

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Bolo Bhi, a non-profit organisation with focus on advocacy, policy and research, has filed Right to Information (RTI) requests to inquire about surveillance and web filtering equipment reportedly acquired by the government. The RTI seeks information regarding specific laws under which surveillance & filtering equipment has been acquired. “We have asked for information such as […]

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NA, Presidency block information

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ISLAMABAD: The year 2013 was tumultuous in many ways but it witnessed positive developments in terms of Right to Information (RTI) legislation in two provinces whereas the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) set an unprecedented example of transparency by displaying vital information at its website. However, compared to the ECP, the National Assembly, the house […]

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Right wronged

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The Right to Information (RTI) bill, originally introduced as an ordinance by the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government, has finally been passed by the provisional assembly but amendments added to the bill have made it considerably weaker. The RTI bill now imposes a fine of Rs50,000 or a two-year prison sentence for those who ‘use the information […]

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Soon to expire, PTI’s RTI law being wrung through rumour mill

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PESHAWAR: The much trumpeted Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa (K-P) Right to Information (RTI) law, 2013 still has a bumpy way to go before it makes it into the statutory book. After the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf drafted the law, it was promulgated as a governor’s ordinance on August 13, 2013 and then presented in the assembly on September 16. Before […]

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