32 officers to ensure easy access to information -Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF)

Paksitan Press Foundtion

32 officers to ensure easy access to information

ISLAMABAD – The government has nominated 32 officers of different ministries and divisions to facilitate the public in respect of easy access to information about the functioning of government departments.

In the absence of nominated officials or if no official has been designated, the Officer Incharge of the Ministry or Division will be the designated officer.

According to official sources the decision to nominate officers for specific responsibility has been taken in pursuance of Freedom of Information Ordinance 2002, to ensure easy access to the information about government institutions.

Ministers and divisions have nominated their designated officers to facilitate easy access to information about the functioning of government departments.

The following officials have been nominated by the concerned ministries or divisions as designated officers:

INFORMATION:

FOR CABINET DIVISION: Mohammad Ashraf, Dy. Secy. office phone no. 9202926, residence phone no. 9266162.

M/O COMMERCE: Asad Hayauddin, Dy. Secy. office phone no. 9201953, residence no. 9203985.

M/O COMMUNICATIONS: Mussadaq Mohammad Khan, I. S (A) office phone no. 9203738, residence phone no. 9220899.

M/O CULTURE, SPORTS AND YOUTH AFFAIRS: Mrs Amna Imran Khan Dy. Secy (Coord), office phone No 9203633, residence phone no. 9213046.

M/O DEFENCE: Akhter Munir, PRO to Defence Minister, office phone no. 9271139, residence phone no. 9267078.

M/O DEFENCE PRODUCTION: Brigadier Ahmad Raza Siddiqi, Director office phone no. 9270505, residence phone no. 9271105. Colonel Zahid Omer (Retd), Dy. Secy. office phone no. 9270984, residence phone no. 5480816.

M/O ECONOMIC AFFAIRS AND STATISTICS: Dr Mohammad Arshad Mirza, Dy. Secy. office phone no. 9206020.

ESTABLISHMENT DIVISION: S.M. Farooqi, Dy. Secy. office phone no. 9209372, residence phone no. 9267351.

M/O FINANCE AND REVENUE: Joint Secretary (Admn)

M/O FOOD, AGRICULTURE AND LIVESTOCK: Syed Turab Haider Zaidi. J.S. office phone no. 9203635, residence no. 2105636.

M/O FOREIGN AFFAIRS: Director General (Policy-Planning) office phone no. 9207575.

M/O HEALTH: Amjad Mehmood Dy. Secretary office phone no. 9203693, residence phone no. 9255251.

M/O HOUSING AND WORKS: Abid Bashir, Dy, Secy. office phone no. 9217155, residence no. 9214833.

M/O INDUSTRIES AND PRODUCTION AND SPECIAL INITIATIVES: Iftikhar Ahmed Khan, Dy. Secy. (Admn) office phone no. 9206031, residence phone no. 9260238.

M/O INFORMATION AND BROADCASTING: Kamran Ali Khan, Joint Secretary office phone no. 9203821.

M/O INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY: Syed Mohammad, Dy. Secy. (Admn), office phone no. 92117275, residence phone no. 9266115.

M/O INTERIOR: Riazul Islam, Dy. Secretary. (Security) office phone no. 9202149, residence phone no. 2293335.

M/O KASHMIR AFFAIRS AND NORTHERN AREAS: Tila Mohammad Khan Dy. Secy. office phone no. 9203647, residence phone no. 9211900.

M/O LABOUR, MANPOWER AND OVERSEAS PAKISTANIS: Mahfooz-ur-Rehman, Dy. Secretary, office phone no. 9203167, residence phone no. 9290140.

M/O LAW, JUSTICE AND HUMAN RIGHTS DIVISION: Rana Zahoor Ahmed, Dy. Secretary office phone no. 9225193, residence phone no. 9208956.

M/O LOCAL GOVERNMENT AND RURAL DEVELOPMENT: Riaz Akhtar, Dy. Secretary, Dev. office phone no. 9203521, residence phone no. 9290645.

M/O NARCOTICS CONTROL: Commander Abhas Akhtar (Retd), Dy. Secretary office phone no. 9201500, residence phone no. 9258684.

M/O NATIONAL RECONSTRUCTION BUREAU: Mohammad Naeemul Haq, member office phone no. 9207056, residence phone no. 9261209.

M/O PARLIAMENTARY AFFAIRS: Riaz ur-Rahman, Joint Secy. office phone no. 9202847, residence phone no. 9266007.

M/O PETROLEUM AND NATURAL RESOURCES: Arshad Sultan, Dy. Secy. (Per) office phone no. 9204827, residence phone no. 9257896.

M/O PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT DIVISION: Mohammad Asif Sheikh, chief office phone no. 9202124, residence phone no. 9204229.

M/O POPULATION WELFARE: Iqbal Ahmad, Director (FM) office phone no. 9202057, residence phone no. 4455280.

M/O PRIVATISATION AND INVESTMENT: Mohammad Yamin, Director (Admn) office phone no. 9222243, residence phone no. 9266071.

M/O RELIGIOUS AFFAIRS, ZAKAT AND USHR: Mohammad Ilyas Dar. Joint Secy. office phone no. 9201378, residence phone no. 9258551.

M/O STATES AND FRONTIER REGIONS DIVISION: Shaukat Osman, Joint Secretary office phone no 9206580, residence phone no. 9266706.

M/O WATER AND POWER: Ishtiaq Ahmad, Dy. Secy. office phone no. 9206806.

M/O WOMEN DEVELOPMENT: Sultan Khan, Dy. Secretary (A&C) office phone no. 9201894, residence phone no. 9262445.

Source: Business Recorder

Date:10/20/2004