Cabinet to take up Right to Information Bill in next meeting: secretary

ISLAMABAD: The Information, Broadcasting and National Heritage Secretary, Dr Nazir Saeed, said on Thursday that the Right to Information Bill would figure in next cabinet meeting for consideration.

He shared this information during the deliberations of the Senate’s Standing Committee on Information and Broadcasting here at the PTV Headquarters. The secretary said there was no need for obtaining an NoC from anywhere with regards to the proposed piece of legislation.

The matter was raised by Senator Farhatullah Babar and wondered why not it was taken up by the government as already 60 mandatory days had already passed. Babar said they had learnt that a ministry was impeding forward the movement of the initiative and had asked for not pursuing the proposed law as it was opposed to a particular part of it.

He urged the government to take particular care of the bill as the Senate committee had expressed no objection to it being tabled as a government bill.

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