PM constitutes 3-member commission to review Information Act 2017


ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan has constituted a three-member commission to review the Access to Information Act 2017.

Information and broadcasting former secretary Muhammad Azam, Information Chief Commissioner Zahid Abdullah and Fawad Malik have been appointed as the members of the information commission.

A formal notification of their appointment has also been issued in this regard.

Information Minister Fawad Chaudhary said that the constitution of Information Commission is a historic step and promulgation of Access to Information Act 2017 is a practical step towards implementing the ruling party’s manifesto.

In a statement, he said the promulgation of Right to Information Act proves the government’s sincere efforts of implementing its first 100 days agenda.

He said the access to information was imperative for ensuring accountability, besides helping to eliminate the corruption, nepotism and bringing transparency in government affairs.

He said the access to information is a basic right of each citizen and an integral part of the democratic system. People have the right to know about the utility of their tax money and details of spending of their resources.

The minister extended heartfelt felicitations to former Secretary Information Muhammad Azam on his appointment as Chief Information Commission. He also congratulated Zahid Abdullah and Fawad Malik on their appointment as commissioners.