RIGHT TO INFORMATION LAWS At their core, right to information laws, whether domestic, international or foreign, reflect the idea that government is meant to serve the people. It is a
In 2020, news reports stated that Cantonment Board Clifton was planning a beach development along a stretch of Seaview Beach in Karachi. No Environmental Impact Assessment necessitating public participation in the process, as required by the law, seemed to have taken place. Given the delicate nature of the environment in the proposed project area, PILAP wrote an RTI to the Sindh Environment Protection Agency (SEPA) and Cantonment Board Clifton asking why the requisite environmental assessments had not taken place and how the environment was sought to be protected.
During the demolition of the controversial Nasla Tower in Karachi, video footage appeared on social media showing demolition workers involved in dangerous work at great heights. They were seen without
During the monsoon rains of July 2020, a part of the historical Bandukwala building on Karachi’s I.I. Chundrigar Road, collapsed. All buildings within the Cantonment area need to be monitored