1990-Professor Khursheed Ahmad tables Freedom of Information Bill in Senate.

1994-Malik Qasim, Chairperson of Public Accounts Committee realizes the significance of citizens’ right of access to information held by public bodies in curbing corruption and plays significant role in preparing draft of freedom of information law.

1996-Interim government Federal Law Minister Fakhruddin G. Ebrahim drafts Freedom of Information bill.

January 29, 1997-President Farooq Khan Leghari promulgates ordinance on Freedom of Information drafted by Fakhruddin G. Ebrahim.

2001-Local Government Ordinance 2001 adopted by all provinces contains certain provisions pertaining to right of access to information held by district public bodies.

October 26, 2002-Military government promulgates Freedom of Information Ordinance 2002.

June 18, 2004-Cabinet Division notifies The Freedom of Information Rules 2004.

December 6, 2005-Provincial Assembly of Balochistan enacts Balochistan Freedom of Information Act.

May 14, 2006-Pakistan People’s Party and PML-N commit in Charter of Democracy that ‘access to information will become law after parliamentary debate and public scrutiny’.

August 10, 2006-Governor Sindh promulgates Sindh Freedom of Information Ordinance 2006.

September 13, 2006- Provincial Assembly of Sindh enacts Sindh Freedom of Information Act 2006.

March 29, 2008-Yousaf Raza Gillani pledges in his address to Parliament soon after being nominated as Prime Minister that a new freedom of information law will be brought to promote press freedom.

September 20, 2008-President Asif Ali Zardari, while addressing the joint session of the Parliament states that “We will soon be bringing other fundamental laws such as freedom of information bill…”

November 21, 2008-As Federal Information Minister, Ms Sherry Rehman states “Freedom of Information bill would shortly be tabled in the parliament after incorporating views of the provincial governments in it”.
March 22, 2010 Federal Minister for Information and broadcasting Qamar Zaman Kaira said that access to information is a fundamental right of every citizen in a democracy and the government would incorporate maximum input of all the stakeholders to make an effective legislation on right to information.
April 08, 2010-Article 19-A inserted in the constitution through 18th Amendment and right to information is acknowledged as fundamental constitutional right.

2013-The interim provincial government drafts Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Right to Information Act 2013.

2013-The provincial interim government drafts Punjab Freedom of Information Ordinance 2013.

June 13, 2013-The Sub-Committee of Senate on Information and Broadcasting gives final touches to draft Right to Information Act 2013, proposes amendments and asks Ministry of Information and Broadcasting to finalise it by the first week of July for tabling in the Parliament.

August 18, 2013-Governor promulgates Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Right to Information Ordinance 2013

August 28, 2013-Senate Committee on Information and Broadcasting approves the draft of Right to Information Act 2013.

October 04, 2013-Governor promulgates Punjab Transparency and Right to Information Ordinance 2013.

October 26, 2013-Federal Minister for Information Senator Pervaiz Rashid says that right to information bill is being worked out and very speedily and assures all stake holders will be taken on board in this regard.

October 31, 2013- Provincial Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Assembly passes Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Right to Information Act 2013.

November 05, 2013-Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Right to Information Act 2013 is notified in the official gazette.

12 December, 2013- Provincial Assembly of Punjab passes Punjab Transparency and Right to Information Act 2013.

December 16, 2013-Punjab Transparency and Right to Information Act 2013 is notified in the official gazette.
July 15, 2014: The Senate Standing Committee on Information and Broadcasting and National Heritage approves the Right to Information Bill 2013 with proposed amendments.

December 19, 2014 Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Right to Information Commission notifies ”Schedule of Fee for Hard Copies”
January 4, 2015 Punjab Government notifies the Punjab Transparency and Right to Information Rules 2014.
January 13, 2015 Punjab Information Commission notifies ”Schedule of Costs”
February 17, 2015: Federal Minister for Information and Broadcasting assures Members of Senate Committee on Information and Broadcasting that Right to Information Bill would be taken up by the federal cabinet in its next meeting.
June 23, 2015: Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Assembly exempts itself from the purview of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Right to Information Act 2013.
September 10, 2015: Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Assembly withdraws amendments pertaining to its exemption
November 18, 2015: Barrister Zafar Ullah Khan, Special Assistant to Prime Minister, Economic Affairs Division said that Right to Information Bill will be tabled in the next Session of the Parliament.
 August 26, 2016: Pervez Rasheed, Federal Minister for Information and Broadcasting said that Government will soon table ‘Right to Information Bill’ in National Assembly.
 June 26, 2016: Pervez Rasheed, Federal Minister for Information and Broadcasting said that the draft of the Right to Information Bill has been prepared and will be tabled soon.
September 30, 2016: Standing Committee of Cabinet for Disposal of Legislative Cases approves the draft of the Right of Access to information Bill 2016.

November 10, 2016: Marriyum Aurangzeb, Minister of State for Information and Broadcasting said that RTI Bill will soon be presented before the parliament for approval.

November 21, 2016: Marriyum Aurangzeb  Minister of State for Information and Broadcasting said that Right to Information Bill, 2016 to be introduced in NA coming session

 

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