KPIC, TIP unite for transparency

MoU signifies a joint commitment to upholding principles of meritocracy and transparency in the public sphere

Our Correspondent March 15, 2024
The government of Pakistan has already approved a refinery policy for new projects in the country, including tax exemptions to encourage investors to set up refineries. PHOTO: REUTERS


The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Information Commission (KPIC) and Transparency International-Pakistan (TIP) have forged a collaborative alliance to advance the cause of open governance.

A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) cementing this partnership was signed by Farah Hamid Khan, Chief Information Commissioner of KPIC, and Kashif Ali Sheikh, Executive Director of TI-Pakistan, in the presence of senior officials from both organizations.

The MoU signifies a joint commitment to upholding principles of meritocracy and transparency in the public sphere. It outlines plans for cooperative efforts aimed at raising awareness about the Right to Information Act (RTI) and providing training for Public Information Officers (PIOs) to ensure the efficient dissemination of public information.

Both KPIC and TIP are enthusiastic about the prospects of this collaboration, viewing it as a catalyst for greater citizen engagement in matters of public interest. Chief Information Commissioner Farah Hamid Khan reiterated KPIC’s unwavering dedication to fostering an environment conducive to transparency and pledged full support towards realizing the objectives outlined in the MoU.

The partnership holds promise for significant growth in RTI awareness and implementation, particularly within educational institutions, ultimately empowering citizens and promoting accountability in governance.

A few days back, in a landmark collaboration aimed at empowering the youth to tackle environmental challenges, the University of Peshawar (UoP) and TIP came together to initiate the Youth Climate Fellowship Program.


Published in The Express Tribune, March 4th, 2024.


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