Lahore : PML-N lawyer’s wing chief Ch Naseer Ahmad Bhutta has been appointed Chief Information Commissioner Punjab. Government of Punjab has issued notification in this regard.
Mr Bhutta resigned yesterday as Additional Attorney General of Pakistan.
The Punjab Information Commission is an independent enforcement body for RTI, set up under the Punjab Transparency and RTI Act, 2013. Its role is to set the required mechanisms for RTI in Punjab, raise public awareness of the law, help public bodies comply with the law, train public information officers, monitor their performance, decide complaints and take action against those failing to comply.
The first Chief Information Commissioner Punjab was Mazhar Hussain Minhas who had formerly served as District and Sessions Judge and as a Lahore High Court judge.
The Punjab Information Commission consists of three Information Commissioners, appointed by the Government of Punjab under the Punjab Transparency and RTI law for a non-renewable term of three years: