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RTI Champions Awards 2018 conferred

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ISLAMABAD: The Coalition on Right to Information conferred RTI Champions Awards 2018 during a ceremony here. Senator Farhatullah Babar was chief guest at the ceremony. The awards were conferred on Riaz Khan Daudzai and Zohaib Hassan in the Journalist, citizen and best performing PIO categories, respectively. The News International

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Enforcement of RTI law in Punjab being impeded

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ISLAMABAD: The Punjab Information Commission has complained that non-serious attitude of public bodies is impeding the implementation of Right to Information (RTI) law in the province, urging the provincial government of Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz to take cognisance of the issue. In its first annual report for 2014-15, the commission, which is tasked to promote free […]

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‘Right to Information bill in Sindh is a ray of hope’

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KARACHI: Appreciating the status of the Right to Information (RTI) law in Punjab and Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa (K-P), the Pakistan Muslim League – Functional (PML-F) MPA Mahtab Akbar Rashdi said that the bill in Sindh is a ray of hope and no one should be exempt from it. She was speaking at a briefing organised by the […]

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The News staffer wins RTI award

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ISLAMABAD: Investigative journalist of The News, Waseem Abbasi has won the annual RTI (Right To Information) Champion Award for his work on health and education issues based on certified information obtained through right to information laws of Punjab and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP). The award was presented by PPP Senator Farhatullah Babar at a ceremony organised […]

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Govt yet to pass Right to Information Bill

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ISLAMABAD: Despite passage of almost one-and-a-half years and various assurances on different public forums including the parliament, the government still has no intention to present the Right to Information (RTI) Bill before the cabinet for its approval. The draft law of RTI was approved by the Senate Standing Committee on Information and Broadcasting on July […]

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Right to information law ‘bitter pill for the corrupt’

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LAHORE: Despite opposition from several elements, the Right to Information Act is there to stay in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, KP Information Commissioner Abdul Matin Khan said on Tuesday. He was addressing a seminar titled: State of Right to Information in Pakistan organised by Pakistan Institute of Legislative Development and Transparency (PILDAT). “The law is a bitter […]

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RTI Commission launches its web portal

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PESHAWAR: The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Right to Information (RTI) Commission on Tuesday launched its web portal, which would enable people seeking information from government departments to submit their questions electronically. The portal has been developed by the KP Department of Science and Information Technology. The launch took place at the information department’s media centre and KP […]

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Pakistan awaits modern right to information law

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ISLAMABAD: Some 13 years after passing legislation guaranteeing its citizens right to information, Pakistan still awaits a comprehensive, progressive law which ensures the right is exercised effectively. With the enactment of the Freedom of Information (FOI) Ordinance in 2002, Pakistan became the first country in South Asia to pass legislation on the right to information […]

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Right to Information law can bring ‘silent revolution’

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By: JAMAL SHAHID ISLAMABAD: Speakers at a media briefing on Friday likened the Right to Information law to a ‘silent revolution’ that could expose government offices and help citizens attain their rights. The briefing was organised by the Pakistan Institute of Legislative Development and Transparency (Pildat). Pakistan is the first country in South Asia to […]

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PA again brought within purview of RTI law

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PESHAWAR: Following a great deal of pressure from the opposition parties, the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Assembly on Thursday incorporated an amendment to bring the provincial assembly within the purview of the Right to Information (RTI) Act which had previously been omitted when the law was passed in June. The amendment was passed by the assembly in […]

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Pemra chairman’s appointment summary to be sent to PM by 18th

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ISLAMABAD: The Senate Standing Committee on Information, Broadcasting and National Heritage on Wednesday was told that the process for the appointment of a full-time chairman of Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) has been started. The committee, which met here with Kamil Ali Agha in the chair, was informed by Information, Broadcasting and National Heritage […]

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Right to information legislation in Pakistan

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“Freedom of information is a fundamental human right and the touchstone of all the freedoms to which the United Nations is consecrated.” — Resolution 59-1, First session of UN General Assembly in 1946. In 2002, Pakistan became the first country in South Asia to promulgate a Freedom of Information Ordinance, but this law remains weak […]

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Punjab commission summons Governor House official under RTI law

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ISLAMABAD: After a year of restraint over the blatant violation of the Right to Information (RTI) law by the highest constitutional office of the province, the Punjab Information Commission has finally summoned a top official of the Governor House to explain failure in providing information about the financial affairs of the office. The summon dated […]

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RTI law to remain toothless as KP Assembly yet to reverse amendments

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PESHAWAR: Caring two hoots for the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI)’s Chairman Imran Khan’s directives, the provincial assembly was adjourned sine die on Thursday without bringing the Right to Information (RTI) Act 2013 back to its original position by including the provincial assembly in the ambit of the RTI law. It is to be mentioned that a […]

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