Campaign for promotion of right to information

Islamabad: The Centre for Peace and Development Initiatives (CPDI) in collaboration with Freidrich Naumann Foundation (FNF) is holding an extensive campaign with the students of universities to promote Right to Information in Pakistan.
This was stated by Syed Kausar Abbas, programme manager of CPDI, while addressing a large number of students at Iqra University.
Kausar Abbas said that Right to Information is a fundamental right of every citizen under the Article 19-A of the constitution of Islamic Republic of Pakistan. He said that the Government of Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa took the initiative to legislate a law on Right to Information. He appreciated the initiative of KP government on legislating a right to information law and urged that the Punjab and Federal should also legislate a law for People’s Right to Information in Pakistan.
He said that the citizens will get empowerment by having Right to Information and this would help to bring transparency and accountability in the public institutions.

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