ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Information Commission has directed the Comsats University to share the copies of drawing test along with the number obtained by each candidate who took the test for admission in B-Architecture Fall 2020 semester with a citizen within ten working days.
The commission in a verdict observed that Students enrolled in public universities get access to subsidized education paid through the taxes of the citizens of Pakistan. As such, access to subsidized education through admissions in public universities is a privilege granted to successful candidates. Hence, citizens have the right to know about the performance of the successful candidates who enjoy the privilege of subsidised education in public universities.
The respondent has violated timeline mentioned in the Act to provide the requested information to the Appellant, the unwarranted delay in providing the requested information to the Applicant could have been avoided, Order states.
Comsat University is also directed to notify Public Information Officer, (PIO), under Section 9 of the Act, put the notification to this effect on its web.
The Respondent is directed to take immediate steps to proactively share through the web site all categories of information mentioned in Section 5 of the Right of Access to Information Act 2017 and submit the compliance report to the commission in the Template for the Compliance Report-Proactive Disclosure of Information under Section 5 of the Right of Access to Information Act 2017’.