Right to Information Act being used as anti-graft tool

ABBOTTABAD: Speakers at a daylong dialogue on Friday said the newly-introduced Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Right to Information Act, 2013 was being effectively used as an anti-corruption tool.

The Centre for Peace and Development Initiatives (CPDI) had organised the dialogue. Around 48 participants, including members of Provincial Assembly, representatives of all the mainstream political parties, media persons and members of the civil society organisations attended the event.

CPDI Coordinator Malik Saleem Iqbal said all the countries had enacted laws to fight corruption and hold accountability of the government employees. He said the lack of trust in government entities was increasing due to corruption.

Citing the examples of the National Database and Registration Authority and the Motorway Police, he said the people trusted these departments because of their transparent dealings. He talked about some instances where government departments had been requested for information in the past, but it could not be provided as there was no legislation at the time. On the occasion, features of the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Right to Information Act, 2013 were shared with the participants.
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