28 Sep 2022

RTI Act necessary to ensure rule of law: Governor Punjab

LAHORE: Governor Punjab Baligh-ur-Rehman said stressed the importance of informed and lively public opinion to improve the performance of government institutions and officials and achieve good governance.

He was addressing an event organized at the Governor House on the occasion of the International Day for Universal Access to Information organized by the Punjab Information Commission and Sustainable Social Development Organization.

He said that the gathering of civil society representatives under one roof is a welcome sign for the implementation of the Right to Information (RTI) Act in Pakistan. “RTI plays a key role in establishing rule of law in Pakistan and we can achieve this mission together,” he said.

Chief Information Commissioner Punjab said that the organization has not only dealt with more than 10,000 RTI requests in the last four years but also provided training to public information officers throughout Punjab. He said numerous seminars have also been organized for public awareness regarding the RTI Act.

Governor Punjab appreciated the efforts of the chief information commissioner for addressing Bar Associations across the province and raising awareness about the importance of the RTI Act among the lawyers’ community.

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