Pakistan Subcommittee OKs Draft RTI Legislation

14 June 2013

A subcommittee of Pakistan’s Senate Committee on Information and Broadcasting June 13 approved a draft Right to Information (RTI) Act 2013,

The three-person committee rejected a last-minute request to delay from the Ministry of Defense, with one senator saying the ministry had been “contemptuous.” 

The Information Ministry has agreed to update the proposal in light of the subcommittee recommendations and bring it before the full Senate committee by the first week of July.

The subcommittee was chaired by Senator Farhatullah Babar and comprising Senator Zafar Ali Shah and Senator Muhammad Daud Khan Achakzai.

Babar said the defense ministry had failed to provide comments despite being asked.

The three-member committee was set up in September, 2012.

See reports in Pakistan Today, Oye Times and the Express Tribune.

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