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Citizens are denied access to their right of information in Balochistan and Sindh where provincial governments have either failed to constitute a provincial information commission or appointed new members on the lapse of tenures of the previous commissioners.
The department of Excise, offices of deputy commissioners and inspector general’s office of Punjab police were the top public bodies against whom appeals were filed for withholding requested information under the provincial right to information law this year, according to statistics from the Punjab Information Commission
مئی ٣ ٢٠٢١; تحریر: ریحان پراچہ; لاہور; جنوری 2020 سے اپریل 2021 کے عرصہ میں پاکستان میں دس صحافیوں کا قتل ہوا جبکہ دیگرصحافیوں کو ڈیڑھ سو کے قریب پر تشدّد واقعیات کا سامنا کرنا پڑا
Rahim Yar Khan Additional Deputy Commissioner-General recommended lodging cases and expelling four monitoring and evaluation assistants (MEAs) under the Protection Against Harassment of Women at the Workplace Act 2010 after it was found the officials were sexually harassing teachers at during visits to girls schools. For more stories on human rights abuses, keep reading.
The Act from 2017 was never fully implemented but this move is a blatant attempt to stop citizens from exercising their right to know. WAF states that those who have moved the Bill seem not to know the role of a parliament in a democracy.