right to information
In October 2017, APC member organisation Media Matters for Democracy and its team of reporters started a journalistic endeavour to test the effectiveness of the right to information (RTI) laws in Pakistan. This piece details their experience with the implementation of the laws.
This report presents an analysis of experiences with filing and following up on 195 right to information requests in the Sindh, Punjab, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Federal regions of Pakistan.
This is a joint submission covering internet rights and governance, freedom of opinion and expression, right to information, freedom of religion or belief, freedom of peaceful assembly and of association, right to privacy and gender rights in Pakistan.
In the first UPR of Pakistan in 2008, there was no mention of promotion and protection of human rights and fundamental freedoms on the internet or right to information. However, it categorically demanded removal of restrictions on freedom of religion or belief, women rights and minorities’ rights. It was also stressed upon the Government of Pakistan to “restore as soon as possible all funda...