Information commissioner from civil society sought

ISLAMABAD: The Centre for Peace and Development Initiatives (CPDI) has called on the government to appoint an information commissioner from the civil society.

The commissioner should be appointed in accordance with the criteria set out in Section 18(c) of the Right of Access to Information Act, 2017with proven expertise in human rights and the right to information, the CPDI said.

In this regard, CPDI had earlier sent a letter to Marriyum Aurangzeb, the Minister of State for Information and Broadcasting, urging her to take necessary steps to ensure that the information commission is constituted with diverse perspectives from different segments of society.

CPDI is a not-for-profit registered civil society organisation working on the issues of Development, Peace and access to information in Pakistan.