Swabi varsity holds one-day RTI training

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SWABI: A 1-day training on Right to Information (RTI) was organized at the University of Swabi here on Thursday by the Right to Information Commission Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.

Sayed Saadat Jahan, Deputy Director Communication of the Right to Information Commission Khyber Pakhtunkhwa imparted that RTI had been accepted as a fundamental human right by the United Nations and more than 123 countries had enacted RTI laws to facilitate their citizens with an easy access to government which had resulted in transparency, and eradication of corruption, favoritism and nepotism in the system.

He stated in a detailed presentation on KP RTI Act, 2013 and enlightened the participants with the procedure of entertaining the citizens request for information. He also stressed on PIOs for proper indexation of public information in their institutions which could be provided to the citizens on their requests. He further said, “Citizens’ access to information should be ensured in all public bodies, and the role of PIOs is imperative in this regard.”

The participants also suggested the commission to write a letter to the secretary higher education department for placing RTI awareness banners at all the educational institutions of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.

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