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Despite legislation, there is no right to information


MANOJ B. PATEL

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MANOJ B. PATEL

LAHORE - Punjab is no different from other provinces as far as right to information is concerned. Here too we have a law on the subject but citizens mostly fail in getting information they seek from public departments.

The ‘good-intentioned’ legislature passed the Punjab Transparency and Right to Information Act (2013) but it remains limited to paper as mighty provincial departments are making a mockery of their great feet.

The Nation made an effort to gauge on-ground implementation of this law and found disappointing results. In many cases the complainants seeking information through this law were effectively denied their right, let alone imposition of penalties on the responsible officials under the law.Read more at;

 

Despite legislation, there is no right to information

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