Freedom of Information Act

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IN Pakistan, whenever our bureaucracies draft any law or document, it always seems ambiguous and controversial.

The Punjab Freedom of Information Act is a good example, as it is a very confused act.

This Act is drafted by bureaucracy without consulting stakeholders, while media and civil society representatives are available for technical guidance.

In this Act, it seems many sections are not allowing freedom for information for the sake of national interest and privacy interest.

The Act is without clarification regarding implementation mechanisms, feedback and complaints management system. The Act is basically hiding information and protecting bureaucratic matters.

RANA TASSAWAR ALI
Islamabad

DAWN

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