This commission Is of the view that the requested information is of public importance as it involves information about the delivery of services pertaining to such a basic necessity as electricity. The requested information will shed light on steps taken by the Respondent to provide basic necessity to the citizen.
This commission has already held in Appeal No. 861-01/21, Abdul Rauf VS. Multan Electric Power Company that any application submitted by any applicant for delivery of any service and any approval granted by a public body are public records and should not only be properly maintained by a public body but it should also be provided when requested by an applicant.
This commission maintains that provision of certified copy of all documents submitted by the Appellant for new electric connection along with visit, cancelled report and cancelled reasons, copy of his 02 applications submitted for re-vist on 07 and 22 October 2020, copy of policies / guidelines regarding residential connections and information about the time-period required for residential connection is a matter of public importance and requested information/records should be provided to the Appellant.