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The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Right to Information Commission (RTI) on Friday signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Centre for Governance and Public Accountability (CGPA) to install a toll-free helpline with a view to facilitate the citizens in exercising their constitutional right to information here. For more Information click on the link below: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-7-308088-RTI-Commission-to-establish-helplinep  ...Read more
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In an exemplary development, the Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa Right to Information Commission has provided corrected papers of the K-P Public Service Commission (PSC) to a candidate who had lodged a complaint against the marking system. For more on the story click the link below: http://tribune.com.pk/story/863352/the-paper-chase-rti-commission-provides-marked-papers-to-complainant/...Read more
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Karachi—Sindh government was committed to introduce ‘Right to Information’ law in accordance with the letter and spirit of Article 19 9 (A). The law department is reviewing other pieces of legislation on right to information already introduced by the National Assembly, Punjab Assembly and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Assembly.Sindh Minister for Parliamentary affairs Dr Sikanadar Mandhro said in a meeting with Amjad Bhatti, UNDP’s National Technical Advisor on Decentralization and Local Governance. For more details visit http://pakobserver.net/detailnews.asp?id=262185...Read more
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Article 19-A of the Constitution of Pakistan states, “Every citizen shall have the right to have access to information in all matters of public importance subject to regulation and reasonable restrictions imposed by law.”With this fundamental right granted to the people of Pakistan, the country finally entered the era of transparency but the weak law continues to make this process tiresome and inhibitive. The undefined linguistics of restrictions and the broad generalisation has left a loophole in the system which is now being compromised and fraudulently used by public officials to hide discrepancies. Even the Sindh Freedom of Information Act 2006 does not define the exclusions comprehensively enough to stop misuse. No rules and regulations have been outlined till to-date. For full a...Read more
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