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  NEWS :-

Daily The News report on Chairman (H) FOIAPakistan's lecture on "Corruption, Transparency and Citizens' Right to Information" on 28th September 2010

Daily Dawn carried article on "Citizens' Right to Information" on its editorial Page on 28th September 2010

Meeting with Speaker Sindh Assembly held

Minister Environment assures support for FOIA in Pakistan

Dr Muhammad Ali Shaikh, Principal of SMI College

Dr. Muhammad Ali Shaikh, Chairperson (H) FOIA Pakistan Network completed his post-doctoral research ...

Ms. Shaista Brohi, Executive Director FOIA Pakistan Network briefed the rural women about their rights ...

  Ariticles :-

1. FOI Article 19 Memo on FOI

2. FOI Commonwealth Report

3. FOI Draft bill 2008


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The ‘Right to Information’ has been accepted as a fundamental human right by the UnitedNations. Accordingly, several countries in the world have enacted legislations to facilitate their citizens an easy access to government-held information and records. This results in greater transparency, efficiency as well as eradication of evils of corruption, favouritism andnepotism. In other words, the citizen’s right to information results in good governance.
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The study of the countries where the citizen’s right to information has been working more successfully shows that their civil society has played a pivotal role from advocacy for reformation to sensitizing the citizens about their right and from assisting the legislative forums in drafting the effective laws to capacity building of public officials dealing with the information requests.
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About Chairperson (H)

Dr Shaikh has served as a Fulbright Scholar/ Faculty-Fellow at American University, Washington, DC, where he conducted his post-doctoral research on citizen’s right to information. He has also attended Fulbright Institute at College of Journalism and Communication of University of Florida, Gainesville.

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