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Right to Information Act

ISLAMABAD: Following the footsteps of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, though Punjab government has introduced a Right to Information (RTI) law but DCOs and patwaris continue to deny public access to official record. Exactly one year has gone by since the passing of Punjab Transparency and Right to Information Act 2013 but the deep-rooted
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Education not top priority of Punjab, KP govts

ISLAMABAD: As the PML-N and PTI have locked horns in the political battlefield, educating masses doesn’t seem to figure in their priorities with approximately 42,000 positions of teachers vacant in the Punjab and 4,550 in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. Official data obtained through Right to Information requests portrays a gloomy picture of the state of education in
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Legislation demanded to protect rights of the disabled

Rawalpindi – The Centre for Peace and Development Initiatives (CPDI) has given one month deadline to the federal and provincial government to do legislation to protect the rights of blinds and the disabled, besides increasing job quota, education and health facilities and representation on special seats in national and provincial assemblies for the special people.
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No CT scan machines in 16 districts of Punjab, seven of KPK

ISLAMABAD: Lack of essential medical equipment is resulting in thousands of preventable deaths in both the Punjab and Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa (KP) as there is no Computerised Tomography (CT scan) machine for at least 31 million people living in 23 districts of these two provinces. According to certified data collected from 23 districts of the two provinces
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Imran used govt helicopter four times: KP govt

Imran used govt helicopter four times: KP govt

ISLAMABAD: It has been officially confirmed now that the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chief Imran Khan has used a government helicopter fueled by the taxpayers money. On this helicopter, he was picked up from his luxurious Bani Gala residence. Despite a strong denial by Khan about using an official helicopter for commuting, the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP)
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No doctor for 70pc BHUs in three KP districts

ISLAMABAD: Despite making tall claims, the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf’s (PTI) provincial government in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa has failed to ensure basic health care to a majority of rural area residents. Official documents have revealed that as many as 73 Basic Health Units (BHUs) in just eight districts of the province are operating without any medical officer at all.
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Lax approach: Govt takes nine months to answer questions

Lax approach: Govt takes nine months to answer questions

ISLAMABAD: It takes some nine months for a child to be born, and on an average, the same time is required to get a response to a question in the Punjab provincial assembly, exactly 269 days — 38 weeks — nine months. Shocking as it may seem, but the average time taken by the provincial
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Punjab commission for review of laws against right to information

ISLAMABAD: The Punjab Information Commission (PIC) has asked the provincial government to review its laws that are in conflict with citizens’ right to information as guaranteed by Article 19-A of the Constitution. In a recent order, the Punjab Information Commissioner Mukhtar Ahmad Ali directed the provincial secretary Health and his subordinates to take immediate steps
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Most DCOs continue to jealously guard ‘information’

Most DCOs continue to jealously guard ‘information’

LAHORE: A majority of the DCOs in Punjab is not willing to share information with citizens under the Transparency and the Right to Information Act, simply ignoring related applications or contesting them on one pretext or another. Most have also not appointed information officers in contravention of the law enacted last year. Such officers are
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A right step towards Right to Information

May 14, 2006: Leaders of the Pakistan Peoples Party and the PML-N sign the Charter of Democracy. In it is a clause that reads: “Access to information will become law after parliamentary debate and public scrutiny”. Yet to this date, the Freedom of Information Ordinance (FIO) 2002 at the centre stands unrepealed. Thankfully though, it
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310 out of 732 Punjab BHUs working sans doctors

ISLAMABAD: Despite claiming success for the construction of mega projects in big cities, the Punjab government has failed to ensure the provision of basic health facilities to almost half of its population, official documents have confirmed. According to the data collected by this correspondent from 10 districts of the Punjab under the Punjab Right to
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