Right to Know

For the first time a woman to lead RTI Commission

ISLAMABAD: The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Government has appointed Mrs. Farha Hamid khan as its first female chief information commissioner on Friday.

As per the notification issued by Information and Public Relations Department, the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government on Friday named Mrs. Farha Hamid khan, served in Pakistan administrative service, as first female Chief information commissioner of KP Right to Information Commission.

In KPIC two posts of information commissioners including the post of chief information commissioner were vacant from 2019.

Reacting to her appointment, Mr. Anwar Yousufzai – Executive Director, Centre for Governance and Public Accountability – said that number of women have served in KP RTI Commission and Sindh Commission, but it’s the first time that a woman will lead the commission as head.

I believe this decision will boost the confidence of women in KP to practice RTI law as women feel more comfortable with each other, Anwar told the Reporters.

He further added that this appointment will also help in highlighting the issues related to women. Her appointment will help in spreading the awareness that how can Right to information to be used for rights of women and other marginalized communities in the province.

Saddia Mazhar

Saddia Mazhar is an investigative journalist based at Sahiwal. She writes on environment, marginalized community, governance and rule of law. She tweets at @SaddiaU
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