Federal Information Commission launched by PTI government

Federal Information Commission launched by PTI government

ISLAMABAD - Information Minister Chaudhry Fawad Hussain says the Right to Information act will help bring transparency in the country to curb corruption.

He was addressing a ceremony in Islamabad on Monday in connection with launch of Federal Information Commission for implementation of Federal Right to Information Law.

He said the law will help journalists to seek information on various issues from the government departments. Each government department will be obliged to give information in ten days. If it does not comply, the case will be sent to the relevant Commission.

He said a whistle blower act to curb corruption is also coming soon which is a great step towards ending this menace.

Reward money of twenty per cent will be given from the recovered amount to the person who blows the whistle regarding any corruption.

The Information Minister said the information regarding granting of advertisements to the newspapers will also be made public soon.

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