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Issue No: 107
E - Alert
Issue Date: 14-09-2015
Greetings from Centre for Peace and
Development Initiatives, (CPDI).
The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa has partly undone what
it should not have done in the first place and PMN government is not doing
what it should have done long ago. Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government should be
appreciated for retracting exemption accorded to Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Assembly
through an amendment introduced in the law on June 23, 2015.Â However, it has still not been able to
bring Peshawar High Court within the purview of the law and district courts are
still appellate courts against the decisions of the KP Information
Commission. PMLN government should be hauled over the coals for continuously
dragging its feet on the issue of enacting RTI law for federal public bodies.
So, the work for civil society is clearly cut out. We need to build upon our
achievements. It is no small achievement that civil society has been able to
have Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Right to Information Act 2013 and the Punjab
Transparency and Right to Information Act 2013 got enacted. This is
especially encouraging given the fact that RTI law approved by Senate
Committee on Information and Broadcasting has largely benefited from these
laws.Â PMLN government may continue
dragging its feet and our apprehension is that it will try to water down RTI
bill and this is where civil society will have to be vigilant, innovative and
On 20th February
2008, Satnam Singh, a prisoner in Ludhiana's Central Jail sent a Right to
Information (RTI) request to the Supreme Court (SC) ...
has in the last decade been pursuing the passage of the Right to Information
Bill but the draft legislation has protracted in the country's ...
the 10th anniversary of Right to Information law the national public
broadcaster Doordarshan has stopped showing its weekly awareness ...
ruling of the Kerala High Court that even an applicant under the Right to
Information Act gets immunity from legal proceedings against
Council of Common Interests (CCI) has published three annual reports in order
to fulfil its right to information obligations since its
During previous years, more
such trains were run during the peak summer time,â€ Right to Information
(RTI) activist Chandrashekhar Gaur told PTI here ...
However, a UK Freedom of
Information tribunal rejected Mr Keane's appeal against the refusal by
the British Home Office and the Metropolitan Police ...
A city-based Right to Information (RTI) activist has been asked to
shell out Rs 25,000 by the Thane Municipal Corporation (TMC) for a reply
The FBI has yet to release any
other commission material â€“- transcripts, memos and the like â€“- sought in a Freedom
of Information request filed by ...
One of the debarred students
filed a right to information (RTI) request with the administration to
question this discrepancy and for publishing the latest ...
A council spent more than
Â£160,000 in a year answering Freedom of Information requests â€“ with
businesses asking for commercial information ...
FBI has yet to release any other commission material â€” transcripts, memos and
the like â€” sought in a Freedom of Information request filed
top brass have been plotting the cover-up for weeks â€“ vowing to use a
loophole in the Freedom of Information Act to deny the public the
amendment said that it was desirable to amend the KP Right to Information
Act 2015 to add again the secretariat of the provincial assembly,
Transparency and Right to Information Program