Right to Information law to facilitate merged districts of former FATA

Peshawar: The provincial government has initiated enforcement of the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Right to Information (RTI) Act 2013 in the former tribal areas.

The Chief Minister approved the summary of RTI implementation as a first step towards execution of nomination of Public Information Officers (PIOs) by public bodies under section 6 of Khyber RTI Act 2013 to should be ensured.

The people of the former Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) have got right to access information, documents and records held by the government departments and public bodies functioning in the merged districts. It is expected to bring transparency to the functioning of public bodies and ensure transparent utilization of Rs100 billion annual development expenditures during the course of the implementation of the 10-year development plan devised for these districts.

Commissioners and deputy commissioners of the merged districts have been directed to ensure effective implementation of RTI.

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