ISLAMABAD, Jul 19 (APP): The experts at an awareness and orientation session on Wednesday underlined the use of the Right to Information (RTI) as an effective tool to ensure quality journalism and public oversight through a decent mode of information Continue reading RTI effective tool to enhance quality of journalism, public oversight: Experts
ISLAMABAD: While information commissions exist at federal level and three provinces of Punjab, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Sindh, Balochistan Information Secretary Hamza Shafqaat on Monday revealed that the provincial government would notify the information commission in a fortnight.
ISLAMABAD: A civil society organisation has written to the Minister for Finance and Revenue Ishaq Dar to get Pakistan’s membership of the Open Government Partnership (OGP) restored. In the letter, Executive Director Centre for Peace and Development Initiatives (CPDI) Mukhtar Continue reading Dar urged to get membership of Open Government Partnership restored
ISLAMABAD: The Centre for Peace and Development Initiatives (CPDI) has called on the government to appoint an information commissioner from the civil society. The commissioner should be appointed in accordance with the criteria set out in Section 18(c) of the Continue reading Information commissioner from civil society sought
Islamabad: Coalition for Elections and Democracy (CED), a coalition of leading civil society organisations, has urged the federal and provincial governments and the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) to adhere to the constitutional requirements regarding the conduct of provincial assembly Continue reading Govt, ECP urged adherence to constitution for elections
ISLAMABAD: Coalition for Elections and Democracy (CED), an umbrella organisation of civil society groups, on Monday urged the federal and provincial governments and the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) to strictly adhere to the constitutional requirements regarding provincial assembly elections Continue reading Govt urged to abide by Constitution on election date
ISLAMABAD: The Centre for Peace and Development Initiatives (CPDI) has written letters to speaker of the National Assembly, chairmen of the Senate Standing Committee on Information and other senators, urging them to play a positive role in ensuring that the Continue reading Parliamentarians urged to reject ‘regressive’ amendment to information act
Balochistan replaced its ineffective Balochistan Freedom of Information Act, 2005 with a more promising Balochistan Right to Information (RTI) Act, 2021, in February 2021. There can be no doubt that this was a move in the right direction, aimed at Continue reading Away from public gaze