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Pakistan gears up for enacting RTI

As the Pakistan election is round the corner more and more the citizens are accepting the importance of RTI. Center for Governance and Public Accountability (CGPA) launched the "Public Accountability Project" in the aim to create awareness in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa about the implementation of Article 19-A. Taking forward CGPA conducted training workshop on 'Budget Advocacy and Accountability' on April 17-18.

The event was held to promote the involvement of local community in the budget making process which could be possible by enacting RTI. It was a consultative process with relevant stakeholders, including civil society organisations, lawyers, public representatives and media organisations.The participants discussed the progress Punjab and Sindh have made in legislating the Freedom of Information Act and said Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa still lags behind.

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DATED: Monday, 22 April 2013 11:57
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