Seminar on ‘Federal Legislation on Right to Information: A Government Perspective and Civil Society View’(Open)

Event Details

Since the promulgation of Freedom of Information Ordinance 2002 major developments pertaining to right to
information have taken place in the country. Especially, Senate Standing Committee on Information and
Broadcasting has done excellent job in approving the draft Right to Information Bill as it meets internationally
accepted standards of right to information legislation. As reported in the national media, Centre for Law and
Democracy, a Canada based civil society organization that ranks international right to information laws has rated it to be top law in the world if adopted in its present shape. Despite the political consensus on the issue of right to
information legislation, the right to information bill approved by Senate Standing Committee has not been
enacted yet. Moreover, right to information has been accorded constitutional protection through 18th Amendment and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Punjab have enacted effective right to information laws. Given these developments, it is important to take stock of right to information legislation and explore legislative options on right to information for
federal government. In this background CPDI will be organizing a seminar on ‘Federal Legislation on Right to
Information: A Government Perspective and Civil Society View’ on November 18, 2015 at 2:30 pm in Ramada Hotel, Islamabad.

Contact Person with Cell # Ambreen Kanwal 051-2375158-9

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