Balochistan to notify information commission in fortnight

ISLAMABAD: While information commissions exist at federal level and three provinces of Punjab, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Sindh, Balochistan Information Secretary Hamza Shafqaat on Monday revealed that the provincial government would notify the information commission in a fortnight.

He was speaking to participants in a meeting of the National Forum of Information Commissioners (NFIC) convened by Centre for Peace and Development Initiatives in Islamabad. Information commissioners from the federal, KP, Punjab and Sindh attended the meeting.

The commissioners reiterated their commitment to promoting transparency and accountability in Pakistan, with a focus on ensuring public access to information.

Mr Shafqaat said public information officers (PIO) have been appointed, nominated in all public bodies by the order of Balochistan chief secretary, and rules have been drafted and vetted by the law department.

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