Right to Information Act Govt urged to appoint information commissioners

LAHORE: The Right to Information (RTI) Coalition on Thursday urged the Punjab government to appoint information commissioners and provide staff to the Punjab Information Commission instead of showing lack of interest in fully implementing the Transparency and Right to Information Continue reading Right to Information Act Govt urged to appoint information commissioners

Govt urged to empower information commission

ISLAMABAD: The Coalition on Right to Information (CRTI) on Thursday said that government circles lacked understanding about the purpose of ‘right to information legislation’. In response to a statement by Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan, the CRTI, a consortium Continue reading Govt urged to empower information commission

Federal govt’s RTI draft law termed weakest in South Asia

Canada-based institute gives it 97/150 marks against Senate body draft that got 147/150 marks ISLAMABAD: Tall claims apart, the PML-N government has decided not to walk the talk on the much-awaited Right to Information draft law recently approved by the Continue reading Federal govt’s RTI draft law termed weakest in South Asia

Right to information: Call for new laws in Balochistan, Sindh

ISLAMABAD:  The governments of Balochistan and Sindh need to strengthen their Right to Information (RTI) laws, similar to the reforms brought in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa (K-P) and Punjab. These views were expressed by participants at the concluding session of a two-day seminar Continue reading Right to information: Call for new laws in Balochistan, Sindh

Despite some improvements, K-P and Punjab govt websites still not complying with RTI laws

Despite some improvements, government departments in the Punjab and Khyber Pakhunkhwa (K-P) had by and large failed to abide by their own respective right to information laws, a report by digital rights group revealed. The report “State of Proactive Disclosure Continue reading Despite some improvements, K-P and Punjab govt websites still not complying with RTI laws

Upload MPAs attendance on web, Punjab PA directed

ISLAMABAD: Punjab Information Commission has taken the bull by the horns. In a landmark judgment handed out Monday, the commission has directed the Punjab Assembly to display on its website the attendance record of all MPAs. So far the information Continue reading Upload MPAs attendance on web, Punjab PA directed