Tag Archives: Right

Right to Information Bill to be finalized in February

Right to Information Bill to be finalized in February

ISLAMABAD – Information and Broadcasting Minister Qamar Zaman Kaira informed the National Assembly that Right to Information Bill-2011 would hopefully be finalized in February.
Speaking on floor of the House, the minister said that Freedom of Information bill was now called as the Right to Information after the passage of 18th amendment. “Our government is in contact with all provincial governments for taking their point of view on the bill,” he said.
Kaira said that in-put

Pakistan holds right cards for global market

ISLAMABAD – Pakistan’s size, geographical importance and abundant natural resources provide an ample opportunity for it to play a greater role in the global economy, USAID Mission Director Dr Andrew Sisson has pointed out.
He was speaking at the Public-Private Sector Consultative Roundtable Meeting on Trade, organised by US Agency for International Development’s Pakistan Trade Project with support of Ministry of Commerce.
The roundtable has been organised with an aim to

‘Rape and right to privacy are not a joke’

KARACHI – The insensitive handling of the coverage of a recent gang-rape case in Karachi has been condemned by several quarters concerned, including War Against Rape (WAR) and the Hurmat network, an alliance of organisations working for advancing, promoting and strengthening the ethical dimensions of work with survivor of violence.
“Unfortunately, despite the increase in reporting of such cases, which shows that the media and the state are beginning to recognise and acknowledge

SC scolds DHA administration for not giving right of passage

LAHORE: A three-member Supreme Court (SC) bench led by Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry on Monday scolded the Defence Housing Authority (DHA), Lahore administration for not giving passage rights through its roads and streets to residents of housing schemes located nearby, such as Punjab Cooperative Housing Society. The SC bench also sought the entire land and roads record including map of the DHA, Lahore today (Tuesday) for further proceedings.
During the case’s hearing,