The Pakistan Institute of Legislative Development (PILDAT) in collaboration with the Punjab Information Commission has initiated an awareness project at the Punjab Transparency Right To Information Act (RIC) 2013 in South Punjab. The opening rite for PILDAT’s project titled ‘Enhancing Empowerment of Women and Minorities of South Punjab through Effective Use of RTI Law’ happened in Ghotvi Hall of Islamia University Bahawalpur with the assistance of district governments of Lodhran and Bahawalpur, a PILDAT press liberate mentioned right here Saturday.
The project is being applied with the make stronger of USAID Small Grants and Ambassador’s Fund Program and in collaboration with the Punjab Information Commission (PIC). Key goal of the initiative is to create awareness at the PTRTIA now not most effective amongst Public Information Officers of the South Punjab but in addition its normal inhabitants with focal point on girls, non-Muslim minorities, media and civil society representatives in order to cause them to lively customers of the RTI Law.
Federal Minister for Education and Professional Training Engr Muhammad Baligh Ur Rehman, who was once the manager visitor on the rite, prolonged complete make stronger and preferred the project and PILDAT’s persevered efforts in opposition to selling the usage of RTI. He emphasised the usage of RTI through civil society to hold out efficient oversight of the regulation and its implementation, which might assist make sure that advanced governance in the province. Vice Chancellor of Islamia University Bahawalpur Professor Dr. Qaiser Mushtaq, in his welcome deal with, said the PILDAT’s initiative to extend awareness on the usage of RTI in South Punjab. He highlighted the will for such initiatives and coaching workouts in Bahawalpur and confident his cooperation for long term coaching programmes to be arranged through the institute.
In his opening remarks, President PILDAT Ahmed Bilal Mehboob elaborated the important thing options of the project starting off in South Punjab on the usage of PTRTIA 2013 anticipated to begin through April 2018. MNA Sabiha Nazim, MPAs Fauzia Ayub and Qazi Adnan Fareed, Deputy Director Punjab Information Commission Naeem Malik, former Punjab Information Commissioner Ahmed Raza Tahir, former KP Information Commissioner Professor Kalim Ullah Khan, native executive representatives of Bahawalpur and Lodhran districts attended the rite.—APP