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Issue No: 158 E – Alert Issue Date: 16-04-2018

Sridevi Received A State Funeral Because Of Maharashtra CM: RTI Activist Anil Galgali
Mumbai Live
As per RTI, on February 25, 2018 the CM office gave a verbal order regarding the state funeral which was then conveyed to the Mumbai Suburban collector….

Geo Blackout
Daily Times
We feel obligated to raise our voice against reports that cable operators in several areas of the country have taken Geo News..

Development and deception
Daily Times
Empowerment, has come to assimilate power with individual and economic decision-making, de-politicize collective power, and is used to legitimise existing top-down development policies and programs.

If public servants have nothing to hide, why the secrecy over gifts?
The Canberra Times
A transparent public service would publish its gift registers as a matter of course….

A transparent public service would publish its gift registers as a matter of course.
Deccan Herald
Both cases relate to matters of serious public interest. In the first case, a petitioner approached the PMO two weeks after the demonetisation announcement for ..

Strength of Punjab Information Commission Lies With the Appointment of Commissioners
Business Recorder
In case of non provision of requested information, it said, the applicant can lodge complaint in the Punjab Information Commission, where commission is bound to resolve the complaint within 30 to 60 days…

Transparency in Government Group to meet April 11 in Fort Smith
Times Record
The Transparency in Government Group of Western Arkansas will meet 5:30 p.m. April 11 at the DoubleTree by Hilton, 700 Rogers Ave..

Your Right to Know: Policies put public health at risk
Winston Watch
If passed, it would give effect to the constitutional right of access to any information held by public institutions and private entities which perform public functions with public funds…

“RTI improves governance, limits corruption”
The News on Sunday
A key challenge in Sindh and Punjab, as well as federally, is the failure of the authorities to appoint the members of the oversight bodies

Parliament calls for memorandum on right to information bill
The Right to Information Bill was referred to the Committee on Constitutional, Legal and Parliamentary Affairs, during the first meeting of the Second .…

Call to fill vacant posts of information commissioners
The Nation
These posts were created to provide information to people, but they have been vacant since March 2017. In the absence of information commissioners there are many hurdles in the way of enforcement of the right-to-information law..

Govt departments violate rules on proactive disclosure
The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Right to Information Commission (RTIC) has miserably failed to force the government departments to comply with the relevant law’s provisions on proactive disclosure…

Transparency and Right to Information Program
Centre for Peace and Development Initiatives, Pakistan (CPDI-Pakistan)
Tel: +92 (0) 51-8312794, 8312795