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Power Outages in Karachi

Given large-scale power outages in Karachi, which are not only an inconvenience to domestic users in the extreme summer heat but also hamper industrial growth, PILAP wrote an RTI to

CDA Flooding

What’s at Stake In late July 2021, during heavy rains in the capital, two lives were lost due to unregulated construction along a nullah. The Capital Development Authority (CDA) is

Clifton Cantonment Board Budget

What’s at Stake The Right of Access to Information Act, 2017 requires the principal officer of each public body to publish, including upload on the internet, the “detailed budget of

Broadsheet Government Transparency

What’s at Stake In early 2021, news emerged about a problematic agreement between NAB and an asset recovery firm it had hired, Broadsheet LLC. A few clauses of the agreement

Deadly Amoeba in water

What’s at Stake Last year several deaths were reported in Karachi from a deadly ‘’brain eating” amoeba present in water. This contamination can be caused by a lack of proper

Billboards

What’s at Stake The practice of placing billboards around public spaces is risky as it puts people at risk of injury and even death. This is even though the Supreme

Bancassurance

What’s at Stake The State Bank of Pakistan allows banks to practice sale’s tactics that are far from transparent. In selling banking insurance, they often don’t actively disclose deductions in

Foreign Gift

What’s at Stake All gifts presented by foreign dignitaries to state functionaries, including Presidents and Prime Ministers, belong to the state. They become part of the state’s Toshakhana and in