Provide info even if it’s available on official website: SIC to PIOs

The State Information Commission (SIC) has directed all Public Information Officers (PIOs) to provide information sought under J&K RTI Act 2009, even if such information is available on the official website. The SIC issued the directions in case of Imityaz Ahmad who was denied information for several months. An Information seeker Imtiyaz Ahmad Rather of Dursuma district…

Freedom of information

Article 19(A) of the present constitution of Pakistan declares freedom of speech and right to information for all citizens but conversely, Pakistan Telecommunication Authority or PTA bans online sources of information unnecessarily. YouTube has been banned in Pakistan since September 17, 2012 following the post of a blasphemous video named ‘Innocence of Muslims.’ PTA assured…