Draft of ‘Right to Information’ law finalised

ISLAMABAD: Parliamentarians from across the political divide have succeeded in drafting a very powerful Right to Information (RTI) law which, if passed, will change the information landscape of the country. The draft “Right to Information Act, 2014”, a copy of which is available with The News, not only binds the government to share information about …

Senate committee asks govt to unblock YouTube

ISLAMABAD: The Senate’s Functional Committee on Human Rights on Monday recommened that the government unblock the YouTube in Pakistan. A resolution, which was passed unanimously, said the ban be overturned as no such provision was in place in any other Muslim country. Committee chairman Afrasiab Khattak of the Awami National Party, while reading the resolution, …

Registration of anti-terrorist case against TV channel against freedom of expression: Senate committee

ISLAMABAD: Expressing its displeasure over registration of a case under anti-terrorist law against a private TV news channel, the Senate Standing Committee on Information and Broadcasting Monday directed the Balochistan government to refrain from registration of cases against media. The committee meeting chaired by Senator Kamil Ali Agha said that FIR against a private TV …