SDG 16 Indicators Framework

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Ensure public access to information and protect fundamental freedoms, in accordance with national legislation and international agreements


Number of verified cases of killing, kidnapping, enforced disappearance, arbitrary detention and torture of journalists, associated media personnel, trade unionists and human rights advocates in the previous 12 months

Number - Police Statistic and Court Data Ministry of Interior (Federal) and Home Department (Provincial)

National Commission of Human Rights, Ministry of Human Rights, Police, and other Protection Agencies and Standing Committees.

This is a tier 3 indicator and OHCHR is the custodian with ILO and UNESCO-UIS as partner agencies. The most significant human rights issues included extrajudicial and targeted killings; disappearances; torture; poor implementation and enforcement of laws. Additional problems were arbitrary detention; lengthy pretrial detention; harassment of journalists, and high-profile attacks against journalists and media organizations.


Number of countries that adopt and implement constitutional, statutory and/or policy guarantees for public access to information

Number of RTI Legislations Pakistan have Federal and Provincial Legislation RTI Commissioners Minister of Information and Broadcasting

Minister of Information and Broadcasting

This is a tier 2 indicator and UNESCO-UIS is the custodian with World Bank and UNEP as partner agencies. They can be contacted for latest info on methodology development and reporting framework. Public awareness and effective implementation on RTI laws is required in Pakistan.