Tracking Laws: Freedom Of Information Act


Tabling of Freedom of Information Bill as a Private Bill

The dismal state of governance in Pakistan can largely be attributed to the lack of freedom of information, which retards the capacity of the citizens to effectively monitor


Second Tabling of Freedom of Information Bill

The second bill on the subject was moved by Senator Malik Muhammad Qasim, who was chairing the public accounts committee in 1994.


Freedom of Information Ordinance

First legislation on the subject came about on 29th of January 1997, when under the caretaker Prime Minister Malik Meraj Khalid (late) the Freedom of Information Ordinance 1997 was promulgated.


Draft Freedom Of Information Bill Made Public

The military government of Gen. Pervez Musharraf committed to enact freedom of information legislation. It made public a draft bill in August 2000 with the aim of soliciting public views but the draft was sketchy, lacking in necessary details as well as effective implementation procedures.


Consumer Rights Commission of Pakistan Launches Campaign

In this regard, adopting a proactive approach, CRCP team started roundtable meetings and consultative meetings with various stake-holders. These activities were followed by the drafting of a Model Information Act from citizens’ perspective


Freedom of Information Ordinance promulgated

Pervez Musharraf promulgated an Ordinance called “Freedom of Information Ordinance 2002.” This Ordinance has been enacted to ensure transparency by providing access to information.


Provincial Assembly of Balochistan Enacts Freedom of Information Bill

Freedom of Information Bill. 2005 Bill No. 4 of 2005, having been passed by the Provincial Assembly of Balochistan on 27th November 2005 and assented to by the Governor of Balochistan is hereby published as an Act of the Provincial Assembly.


Sindh Assembly Enacts Freedom of Information Bill

Whereas it is expedient to provide for transparency and freedom of information to ensure that the citizens of Province Sindh have improved access to public records and for the purpose to make the Provincial Government more accountable to its citizens


KP sets an example: Right to information law

THE Right to Information Ordinance promulgated by the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa governor at the behest of the provincial government has rightly been hailed as one of the most forward-thinking and progressive laws in the country’s recent legislative history.


Senate body approves draft of freedom of information law

The Senate Committee on Information and Broadcasting has approved the draft of the freedom of information law prepared by Ministry of Information and Broadcasting and recommended by a sub-committee, headed by Farhatullah Babar


Right to Information Ordinance promulgated

The governor on Friday promulgated the Punjab Transparency and Right to Information Ordinance, 2013, allowing people to open up secrecy doors of the government for the first time in history.

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