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official secrets

government information that cannot be revealed. The UK has a special statutory regime that protects the free flow of information within government. This is enforced by very serious penalties and operates as something of a major restriction on the freedom of speech and information. There is no overriding defence of public interest. It now co-exists with FREEDOM OF INFORMATION legislation.
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'All the serving and retired officials are bound to follow the official secret act,' the retired army officer said.
The petitioners plead that the statement of Nawaz Sharif amounted to commit treason against the country and he was liable to be proceeded against under Article 6 of the Constitution as well as sections 3 and 5 of Official Secret Act, 1923.
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According to a brief statement issued by the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), the officers were tried under the Pakistan Army Act (PAA) and Official Secret Act by separate Field General Court Martial (FGCM) for separate cases.
The Press Council of India's proposed this amendment: 'Nothing shall be an offence under the section if it predominantly and substantially subserves public interest unless the communication or use of the 'official secret' is made for the benefit of any foreign power or in any manner prejudicial to the safety of the state.' Without it, the law would violate the fundamental right to free speech.
The OSA was used by the previous Barisan Nasional government had used the OSA to classify the Auditor-General's (A-G) report on the 1Malaysia Development Berhad scandal as official secret.
Contract notice: Official secret for internal administrative transport the mail and other documents.
During today's hearing, lawyer of former president Farogh Nasim argued that there is an official secret act in the country.
Making these secret documents public by Nargis Sethi would be breach of official secret act and service rules, he pleaded.
Rafizi was found guilty under the OSA for revealing official secret documents regarding 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB ) dealings in 2016.
The petitioner Zulfiqar Bhutta advocate took the plea official secret act 1923 poses threat to world peace and mention about world peace is made in article 40.