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Implementing RTI laws

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Contrary to popular perception, when it comes to protecting the rights of citizens, Pakistan has some exemplary laws. The 18th Amendment decrees that access to information held by government bodies is a right of every citizen. The provincial governments of Punjab and Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa (K-P) have gone further by introducing their own Right to Information (RTI) […]

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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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Government directive buries Freedom of Information law

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ISLAMABAD: In a major dent to transparency and people’s right to know, the federal government has almost buried the Freedom of Information law by issuing a directive that allows all the ministries to block any information in the name of “public interest”. The directive, issued last month by the Cabinet Division, gives the federal ministries, […]

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Medialogic case: Govt plans transparent TV ratings system

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ISLAMABAD: Federal Information Secretary Muhammad Azam has said that the government is introducing a new transparent system of television ratings. “It will be mechanical and free from human interference.” According to Express News, during a meeting at the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) headquarters, members of the Standing Committee on Information and Broadcasting raised […]

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Survey: People want ‘media transparency’

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KARACHI: An overwhelming number of people voted for more transparency to three questions posed by The Express Tribune on its poll on Tuesday. The three questions posed to readers in the online survey were “Should government departments other than security agencies be allowed to distribute secret funds?” To this, the overwhelming response was “No”. To […]

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