Message from the Chair
The pattern of Governance around the world is undergoing a rapid change in the sense that citizen engagement in governance is being promoted more and more. Realizing this fact the incumbent of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KPK) as part of their reform agenda to improve governance enacted the KPK Right to Information Act in 2013. The sole purpose of the law is to ensure transparency and accountability through a mechanism whereby citizens could seek information of public importance from public bodies as enshrined in article 19-A of the constitution of Pakistan. To oversee the enforcement of the law, the KPK RTI Commission was established in 2013 with the primary function to receive and decide complaints of citizens who are denied information by the public bodies. The commission also has the responsibility to create awareness about the law and taking all other measures for effective implementation of the law. We in the commission are striving hard to make the RTI law a success story. To further improve the efficacy of the law we are open to opinions and suggestions from all and sundry.