ISLAMABAD: Following in the footsteps of the Lahore High Court (LHC), the registrar of the Peshawar High Court (PHC) has also released the details of judges’ salaries and other perks and privileges while responding to an RTI request filed under the provision of KP Right to Information Act, 2013.
Local Governments in Sindh Province are in place since last year after the LG elections under the Local Government Act 2013. The absence of Local Government budget rules jeopardizes the financial authority promised by the constitution to the district governments. Centre for Peace and Development Initiatives, (CPDI) demands formulation of local government budget rules in Sindh. The province has its new local government law ‘Sindh Local Government Act, 2013’ in place but no budget rules have yet been devised to execute the budget making function at district level.
While Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Punjab and Sindh have enacted effective right to information laws, federal Freedom of Information Ordinance 2002 and Balochistan Freedom of Information Act 2005 are the most ineffective right to information laws in the country, according to Centre for Peace and Development Initiatives, (CPDI).
SAHIWAL: The Punjab government has drastically slashed awareness and advocacy budget approved in 2014-15 after passage of ‘The Punjab Transparency and Right to Information Act 2013’.