Civil society demands Punjab govt implement Right to Information Law

LAHORE: Members of the civil society on Friday demanded that the Punjab government implement Right to Information Law in Punjab immediately They made this demand at a rally and press conference at the Lahore Press Club The conference was organised Continue reading Civil society demands Punjab govt implement Right to Information Law

Misconceptions about Right to Information Laws

Now that provinces of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Punjab have put in place right to information laws in the shape of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Right to Information Ordinance 2013 and ‘Punjab Transparency and Right to Information Ordinance 2013, misgivings, misconceptions and confusion Continue reading Misconceptions about Right to Information Laws

ISLAMABAD: As the Senate Committee’s draft bill on the Right to Information (RTI) Act 2013 has come under sharp criticism, RTI activists have declared it in contravention of the Constitution.

There is a long negative list (borrowing an analogy from Pak-India trade) and a small positive list of the information one can apply for. The draft law does not contain any definition of information and more energy has been spent Continue reading ISLAMABAD: As the Senate Committee’s draft bill on the Right to Information (RTI) Act 2013 has come under sharp criticism, RTI activists have declared it in contravention of the Constitution.

New Principles Address the Balance Between National Security And the Right to Information

June 12, 2013—The question of how to ensure public access to government information without jeopardizing legitimate efforts to protect people from national security threats is the focus of a new set of global principles being unveiled today. The new Tshwane Continue reading New Principles Address the Balance Between National Security And the Right to Information