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Order on Appeal No 927-02-2021 Khaliq Hussain Vs Ministry of Law & Justice

The appellant through his request under the right of access to information has desired the information and record pertaining to all letters sent by Law and Justice Division, to the Registrar, Supreme Court of Pakistan, with reference to the above-said letter dated 30-09-2014, copies of the PUC of Law and Justice Division and initial and final orders of Law and Justice Division passed on the above-said letter. The answering organization in its reply and during the course of arguments has controverter the request arguing that the Right of Access to Information Act enacted in 2017 cannot be applied retrospectively for the information and record pertaining to the year 2014, that information related to the dual nationality, assets and plots of the Superior Court Judges is not available with Law and Justice Division and that the attested copies of correspondence and other ancillary documents etc. cannot be provided being exempted in terms of Section 16 of the Right of Access to Information Act, 2017.

This Commission has allowed the Appeal and directed the Deputy Solicitor/Designated Officer, Ministry of Law and Justice to provide the appellant the requested information without any further delay but in any case not later than ten days of the receipt of this order.

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