Litigation/ Public Information Officer
The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) Right to Information Act 2013, was passed by the provincial legislature with the objective to ensure the access of citizens to information in government departments and thus create a transparent and corruption free environment conducive for the growth of democracy. i-e. Government of the people, by the people and for the people. The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa provincial assembly spearheaded the country's legislatures in becoming the first to introduce this progressive RTI Act. Under the 18th amendment of the constitution it is mandatory for all provinces to pass and implement RTI Law. This is a historic step in the legislative history of Pakistan which empowers citizens to hold public bodies accountable, who so far considered themselves unaccountable. The law places crucial duties and responsibilities on the designated Public Information Officer (PIOs), to serve as the lynch pin between the public and their respective government institutions, for processing citizens requests for information sought under the RTI law. Learn more...