ISLAMABAD: In a clear violation of the law, the President’s Secretariat says it is not a public body and hence it doesn’t fall within the ambit of the Freedom of Information Ordinance 2002, said a letter received by The News from the Presidency.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.