‘Access to information be made easier’
Caretaker Provincial Minister for Information and Culture Amir Mir has said that process of accessing information to the public should be made easier and the public has a right to information about tax-funded government projects.
He expressed these views during with Punjab Information Commissioner Syed Mehboob Qadir on Friday. Syed Mehboob Qadir presented a report to the minister on the performance of the department.
The provincial minister emphasised on ensuring timely provision of information to the citizens under the Right to Information Act.
Provincial Minister Amir Mir said the availability of information to public in the present era makes government accountable to the people. Amir Mir said the Punjab Information Commission should make it mandatory for the government officials and departments to provide information according to the law. Implementation of Right to Information Act will bring transparency in government departments, the minister added. It is the primary duty of all government offices to ensure access to information related to their departments.
If things are transparent, the functioning of government departments will be better.
Source: The Express tribune