Right to Information

KPIC, TIP Collaborate for Open Governance

The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Information Commission (KPIC) and Transparency International-Pakistan (TIP) have joined hands to promote open governance. They signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to ensure merit and openness in public affairs. Mrs. Farah Hamid Khan, Chief Information Commissioner, KPIC, and Kashif Ali Sheikh, Executive Director, TI-Pakistan, signed the MoU in the presence of other senior officers.

Under the MoU, both organizations will collaboratively work to raise mass awareness about the Right to Information Act (RTI) and train Public Information Officers (PIOs) for the smooth flow of public information. They anticipate a fruitful partnership that will promote citizen integration into public affairs.

The Chief Information Commissioner affirmed the Commission’s dedication to facilitating a conducive environment and providing every possible assistance to further the objectives outlined in the MoU. The collaboration is expected to significantly contribute to the growth of RTI in educational institutions.

KPIC Receives 591 Complaints, Highlights Gender Disparity

From July 1, 2023, to January 31, 2024, the commission received a total of 591 complaints. Out of these, 211 have been effectively resolved, while 380 remain under review.

The majority of complaints, accounting for 92.5% of the total, have been filed by males, with 544 complaints recorded. Conversely, only 37 complaints have been filed by females, indicating a significant disparity in reporting.

Furthermore, data available on the KPIC website reveals that 10 complaints have been lodged by transgender individuals, emphasizing the commission’s commitment to inclusivity and addressing grievances from diverse segments of society.

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