Right to Information Act Punjab to be implemented

CHAKWAL: Chief Information Commissioner Justice (retd) Mazhar Hussain Minhas has said that the Right to Information Act Punjab will be implemented in its true spirit.

He said this while addressing the Right to Information Act Punjab seminar arranged by the Chakwal Press Club here on Sunday. Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists leader CR Shamsi presided over the seminar. Mazhar Hussain said that all the Punjab government institutions as well as NGOs, which were funded by the government, were accountable to the people of Pakistan and these institutions must have to produce each and every information regarding their working and function. He said that more than 400 public relation officers had been appointed in different government institutions in Punjab and they were bound to provide information in a simple application that was posted to them. The officers concerned would provide information within 14 working days and if they would not do then another application would be send to the chief information commissioner, he added. CR Shamsi said that journalists’ community would cooperate to implement the Right to Information Act Punjab. Chakwal Press Club chairman Khawaja Babar Saleem and others also spoke.

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