PESHAWAR: The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Minister for Information & PR, and Public Health Engineering Shah Farman has said that the promulgating of the Right to Information Ordinance will be soon followed by the enactment of such other legislations spade work on which has been completed.
Presiding over a meeting regarding media management of the KP Government and the PTI at the Pakhtunkhwa House Saturday he said that the RTIO in KP has on the one hand empowered the general masses in the province who can any time any where ask for the details of any government functioning while on the other hand transparency in the overall governance has been legally and statutorily protected and made binding on each and every government organization and functionary.
He assured that legislations like the establishment of an independent Ihtisab (Accountability) Commission, a model local government system in which power and authority is being devolved to even the village and tehsil level, Conflict of Interest Law, The Right to Service Law, E-Governance and E-Businesses Laws, The Public Private Partnership Law and The Vassal Law are in final stages and would soon be promulgated. He said that during the past three months the PTI led coalition government has worked round the clock on these reforms and it is giving fruit to the general masses. The main example of the efforts of the PTI led coalition government, he pointed out is that corruption has been totally eradicated and now everything is done on merit and the proposed laws will encourage transparency, merit and the rule of law in the province of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.
He said that some self interested elements who were enjoying the benefits of the previous disorder and corruptions may try to create suspicions among the workers of PTI but the people of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa are overwhelmingly supporting the provincial government and its policies as they knew it better than anybody else. With regard to keeping the people informed about the working and achievements of PTI government at the national and international level, Shah Farman pointed out that the media and media persons from all over the country and the world Friday appreciated the RTIO but still there is a need of revitalization of the media outlets.
The Minister Information and PR, on this occasion directed the concerned authorities to strengthen the Provincial Regional Information Office in Islamabad by providing it the required supporting staff and modern equipments. He also directed that the said office be strengthen in a way to make it into a good resource centre by providing factual information with facts and figures to everybody and every media person wherever and whenever needed or asked for. He directed that these requirements should be fulfilled not in months and weeks but days.
Besides others PTI leaders Fayazul Hassan Chohan, Chaudhary Rizwan, Ihsan Danish, Adnan Haider Randhawa advocate and Regional Director Information Liaqat Amin participated in the meeting.