CGPA urges citizens to use RTI laws

Transparency Access

PESHAWAR: The Centre for Governance and Public Accountability (CGPA) urged citizens of Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa and Punjab to use the Right to Information law to improve transparency and accountability in public service delivery. Filing requests for information under these laws is not only a legal and constitutional privilege, but should also be taken as an obligation, stated …

Freedom of Information Act

IN Pakistan, whenever our bureaucracies draft any law or document, it always seems ambiguous and controversial. The Punjab Freedom of Information Act is a good example, as it is a very confused act. This Act is drafted by bureaucracy without consulting stakeholders, while media and civil society representatives are available for technical guidance. In this …

Access and exemptions: Right to information

A SPEAKER at a workshop was recently quoted as calling the right to information the mother of all rights. Pakistanis have taken their time to realise this basic principle and now when they are making an effort to access information as a right, there are fears they might end up with less than what they …

Punjab asked to enact right to information law

RAWALPINDI: People from all walks of life on Tuesday asked the Punjab government to enact a Right to Information (RTI) law similar to the one passed by the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government. Speaking at a mobilisation camp here, civil society activists and others said the passage of the RTI ordinance in the KP province was going …