Benazir Bhutto

Waqas Mirza filed this request with the U.S. Department of State of the United States of America.
Tracking # F-2016-03032
Due April 29, 2016
Est. Completion Jan. 1, 2017
Status
Awaiting Response

Communications

From: Waqas Mirza

To Whom It May Concern:

This is a request under the Freedom of Information Act. I hereby request the following records:

All records on, about, mentioning, or concerning Benazir Bhutto (June 21, 1953 – December 27, 2007). Her death was widely reported. See for example: http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/south_asia/7161590.stm.

Please limit this search to documents created from January 1, 2001 to the day this request is processed.

The requested documents will be made available to the general public, and this request is not being made for commercial purposes.

In the event that there are fees, I would be grateful if you would inform me of the total charges in advance of fulfilling my request. I would prefer the request filled electronically, by e-mail attachment if available or CD-ROM if not.

Thank you in advance for your anticipated cooperation in this matter. I look forward to receiving your response to this request within 20 business days, as the statute requires.

Sincerely,

Waqas Mirza

From: U.S. Department of State

A fix is required to perfect the request. The request has been rejected as being too vague, burdensome or otherwise unprocessable.

From: U.S. Department of State

A fix is required to perfect the request. The request has been rejected as being too vague, burdensome or otherwise unprocessable.

From: FOIA Request

Your query has been forwarded to the FOIA Requester Status mailbox for reply.

From: Waqas Mirza

To Whom it May Concern:

This is in response to F-2016-01963. I would like to narrow my request to:

A copy of all memos from the US embassy in Pakistan related to Benazir Bhutto's policy on Afghanistan and the Taliban. You may restrict your search to records from January 1, 1996 to November 1, 1996.

A copy of all memos from the US embassy in Pakistan related to the dismissal of Benazir Bhutto's second government in November 1996. You may restrict your search to records from November 1, 1996 to December 31, 1996.

Thank you,

Waqas Mirza.

From: FOIA Request

Your query has been forwarded to the FOIA Requester Status mailbox for reply.

From: FOIA Status

Mr. Mirza,

Your email has been forwarded to the Requester Communication Branch for their appropriate action and reply.

Sincerely,

U.S. Department of State
FOIA Requester Service Center
(202) 261-8484
foiastatus@state.gov

From: FOIA Status

Waqas Mirza,

This is a follow-up to your case control number F-2016-01963. The Statutory Compliance and Research Division Center mailed out a response letter dated 4/7/2016 to you and stating that you have not reasonably described the records you seek in a way that someone familiar with Department of State records and programs could locate them(e.g. Example if Visa records we need the issued or denied dates and year with a timeframe is needed also. (e.g. Example January 2016 to the present). Please use your assigned case control number for all future references.
Regards,
Katrina
U.S. Department of State
FOIA Requester Service Center

From: Waqas Mirza

Hello,

This is with regard to F-2016-01963. In a response from the Statutory Compliance and Research Division Center dated 4/7/2016 I was asked to reasonably describe the records sought. I replied on 4/14/2016 doing just that, clarifying my request to the following:

A copy of all memos from the US embassy in Pakistan related to Benazir Bhutto's policy on Afghanistan and the Taliban. You may restrict your search to records from January 1, 1996 to November 1, 1996.

A copy of all memos from the US embassy in Pakistan related to the dismissal of Benazir Bhutto's second government in November 1996. You may restrict your search to records from November 1, 1996 to December 31, 1996.

Feel free to reach out if any further clarification is needed.

Thank you,

Waqas Mirza.

From: U.S. Department of State

A fix is required to perfect the request. The request has been rejected as being too vague, burdensome or otherwise unprocessable.

From: Waqas Mirza

To Whom it May Concern:

This is with regards to F-2016-01963. In a letter dated 4/7/2016 I was asked to reasonably describe the records sought and narrow my request.

I would like to narrow my request to:

A copy of all memos from the US embassy in Pakistan related to Benazir Bhutto's policy on Afghanistan and the Taliban. You may restrict your search to records from January 1, 1996 to November 1, 1996.

A copy of all memos from the US embassy in Pakistan related to the dismissal of Benazir Bhutto's second government in November 1996. You may restrict your search to records from November 1, 1996 to December 31, 1996.

Thank you,

Waqas Mirza.

From: U.S. Department of State

A letter stating the requester must agree to or prepay assessed or estimated fees in order for the agency to continue processing the request.

From: U.S. Department of State

An interim response, stating the request is being processed.

From: FOIA Status

Waqas Mirza,

Your email has been forwarded to the Requester Communication Branch for their appropriate action.

Sincerely,

U.S. Department of State
FOIA Requester Service Center
(202) 261-8484
foiastatus@state.gov

From: FOIA Status

Dear Waqas Mirza,

This is in reference to your e-mail dated May 27, 2016, inquiring about the status of your Freedom of Information Act request. A copy of your e-mail has been forwarded to the office that is processing your request. Our office has requested an update on the status of your request and an estimated completion date for your request. Information will be provided to you as soon as our office receives a response.

We appreciate your patience during this process.

If you have any questions, please contact the FOIA Requester Service Center (FRSC) on 202-261-8484 and refer to your case control number.

Sincerely,
Katrina Wood
U.S. Department of State

This email is UNCLASSIFIED.

From: FOIA Status

Ms. Mirza,

The Department’s electronic case notes indicate the case is still open. The searches are still pending. Each case is different and the processing time depends on the complexity of information requested, the location of the information, and the time it takes to review the records.

The estimated completion date (ECD) for this case is: January 2017

- ECDs are subject to change.
- ECDs are “strictly” estimates and not intended to be used as “actual” dates of completions, due to various extenuating factors, which may or may not include coordination with other Agencies during the process (referrals, concurrences, etc.).
Interim release dates are provided, as applicable

I hope this information is helpful. If you have further concerns or any questions regarding any FOIA-related matter, please contact the FOIA Requester Service Center (FRSC) at (202) 261-8484, or fax us at (202) 261-8582 or send an e-mail to foiastatus@state.gov

U.S. Department of State
FOIA Requester Service Center
(202) 261-8484
foiastatus@state.gov

In accordance with Executive Order 13526, this message is UNCLASSIFIED

From: FOIA Status

Mr. Waqas Mirza,

This is in reference to your most recent email dated July 1, 2016. The Department's electronic case notes indicate the case is still open. The searches are still pending. Each case is different and the processing time depends on the complexity of information requested, the location of the information, and the time it takes to review the records.

The estimated completion date (ECD) for this case is still January 2017.

ECDs are subject to change and are "strictly" estimates and not intended to be used as "actual" dates of completion, due to various extenuating factors, which are beyond the control of the Branch, which may or may not include coordination with other Agencies during the process (referrals, concurrences, etc.). Interim release dates are provided, as applicable. Please be assured that every effort is being made to address your interests and respond to your request in a timely manner.

We hope this information is helpful. If you have further concerns or any questions regarding any FOIA-related matter, please contact the FOIA Requester Service Center (FRSC) at (202) 261-8484, or fax us at (202) 261-8579 or send an e-mail to foiastatus@state.gov<mailto:foiastatus@state.gov>.

Sincerely,

U.S. Department of State
FOIA Requester Service Center
(202) 261-8484

foiastatus@state.gov<mailto:foiastatus@state.gov>

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