The appeal was disposed of to the extent of the requested information as Cantonment Board Clifton provided the requested information to the Appellant whereas the commission held that the follow-up query based on information provided by the Respondent “Why has an EIA or SEA not been conducted for the proposed development project along the stretch of Seaview Beach Karachi?” cannot be processed as part of this appeal as it is not part of the original request for information.
The commission held that follow-up queries based on information provided during the process of an appeal do not constitute a request for information.
The Respondent was directed to notify Public Information Officer, (PIO), under Section 9 of the Act, but the contact details of the PIO on its web sites as required under Section 5 (1) (h)of the Act and submit a compliance report to the commission within 10 working days of the receipt of this order.
The Respondent was 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’. This template is available under ‘Information Desk’ category at the website of the commission www.rti.gov.pk. The compliance report be submitted to this commission by 27/12/2020.
The Respondent was directed to ensure accessibility of the information proactively published on its web site under Section 5 of the Right of Access to Information Act 2017 for all citizens, including the blind, low-vision, physically disabled, speech and hearing impaired and people with other disabilities and submit compliance report to this effect using ‘Web accessibility checklist’. This checklist is available under ‘Information Desk’ category at the web site of the commission www.rti.gov.pk. The compliance report be submitted to this commission by 27/12/2020.