RTI is fundamental human right: Saadat Jahan

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Swabi: Right to Information’ (RTI) has been accepted as a fundamental human right by the United Nations. More than 123 countries have enacted RTI laws to facilitate their citizens with an easy access to government held information. This results in greater transparency, eradication of corruption, favoritism and nepotism in the system.
This was stated by Sayed Saadat Jahan, Deputy Director Communication, KP Information Commission while imparting training on RTI Act for the PIOs of all the universities and Principals of selected colleges of Mardan Division at University of Swabi.
Syed Saadat Jahan imparted a detail presentation on KP RTI Act and enlightened the participants with the procedure of entertaining citizens request of information. He also stressed on PIOs for proper indexation of public information in their institutions, which can be provide to citizens on their requests.

He further said that citizens’ access to information should be ensured in public bodies, and role of PIOs is imperative in this regard.

The participants suggested the commission to write letter to the secretary education for installation of RTI awareness banners at all the educational institutions of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.

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