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Order on Appeal No 2229-09/22 Saddia Mazhar Vs National Database and Registration Authority

In the instant appeal, the appellant Ms. Saddia Mazhar has sought the following information from the NADRA,

  1. Total number of the transgender persons registered with NADRA. (Gender wise breakup )
  2. How many of them are those who were earlier registered as Male and having kids/children.
  3. How many transgenders are registered as Married in the NADRA database.
  4. How many people have changed their gender from Male to Female since Jan 2018 to date.
  5. How many people have changed their gender from Female to Male since Jan 2018 to date.
  6. List of the gender categories currently NADRA have to register transgender persons.

 The respondent neither provide the requested information to the appellant nor responded to the notices of this Commission.

This Commission allowed the appeal and directed the Public Information Information Officer of NADRA to provide complete information to the appellant within 7 working days.

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Order on Appeal No 2202-09/22 Nadeem Umer Vs National Electric Power Regulatory Authority

The appellant has sought List of the independent power producers in Pakistan and Certified copies of all agreements signed with independent power producers so far.

He also sought copy of the inquiry committee report that was formed by the Imran Khan led government to investigate independent power producers (IPPs) in 2019/2020.

This Commission allowed the appeal and directed the Deputy Secretary (Coord), Minsitry of Energy (Power Division) and Managing Director, Central Power Purchasing Agency to provide complete information to the Appellant, at the earliest but not later than 7 working days of the receipt of this Order.

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Order on Appeal No 1091-05/21 Mukhtar Ahmed Ali Vs Establishment Division

The appellant in the instant appeal has requested the following information from Establishment Division

  1. Minutes of the meeting of the Central Selection Board (CSB) held on 4th to 7th January 2021;
  2. List of the civil servants who were considered for promotion to the BS-20 but were either superseded or deferred by the CSB during its meeting held on 4th to 7th January 2021;
  3. Copies of ALL “PER Grading and Quantification Forms for Promotions to BS-20” [duly filled in, in accordance with the requirement of Civil Servants Promotion (BPS-18 to BPS-21) Rules, 2019), and as developed and presented to the CSB in its meeting held on 4th to 7th January 2021.
  4. Copies of ALL “Panel Performa For Central Selection Board For Promotions to BS-20 Posts” [duly filled in, in accordance with the requirement of Civil Servants Promotion (BPS-18 to BPS-21) Rules, 2019), as developed and presented to the CSB in its meeting held on 4th to 7th January 2021.

Despite multiple hearings the The Respondent neither provided the requested information nor produced the reasons recorded by the Ministry-in-Charge declaring the requested information as classified in terms of Section 7 of the Right of Access to Information Act, 2017.

The Appeal is allowed. Deputy Secretary (Review Board) / Public Information Officer, Establishment Division is directed to provide complete information to the Appellant, at the earliest but not later than 7 working days of the receipt of this Order.

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Order on Appeal No 2034-06/22 Sharafat Ali Zia Vs Capital Development Authority

The appellant in the instant appeal has requested the Capital Development Authority for yardstick applied to determine the requirement of non-executive members of CDA Board and necessity of keeping such number at four and Criterion (of qualification/ experience etc) adopted for making selection/ appointment of non-executive members currently in position in a transparent manner and how far did           they meet that             criterion;

The appellant also asked to the Financial perks and other benefits (e.g plot etc) admissible to non-executive members of CDA Board along with the ones actually drawn by them since appointment till now.

The record on the file shows that respondent has provided the complete requested information except information requested in Para-v of the information request dated June 10, 2022.

The Respondent is directed to provide the remaining information to the appellant.

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Order on Appeal No 2262-10/22 Yasir Chaudhry Vs Pakistan Housing Authority Foundation

In the instant appeal, the appellant has sought a record of a tender and a copy of Inquiry Report of 2016 submitted by the Director Admin PHA Foundation under which recommendations/ findings for cancellation of All Gray Structure Contract Agreement (10 Packages) Houses at PHA Foundation Officers Residentia Kuri Road Islamabad was made.

The Appeal is allowed and Director (Admin) / Public Information Officer, Pakistan Housing Authority Foundation is directed to provide complete information to the Appellant, at the earliest but not later than 7 working days of the receipt of this Order.

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Order on Appeal No 2199-09/22 Rana Abrar Khalid Vs Capital Development Authority

The appellant in the instant appeal has requested information about the approval of the multi-story commercial building “Al Safa Arcade II” situated at Sector F-11 Islamabad.

This Commission in an order on “Appeal No 1014-04-2021 Nadeem Umer Vs Cantonment Board Rawalpindi” has maintained that “the requested information is related to the commercial buildings therefore the record sought by the appellant is one of public importance and interest for the public at large. Keeping in view the spirit of the act for upholding the transparency the sort of information is mandated to be published and displayed as required under section 5 of the Act.

There is no cavil in holding that the information and record pertaining to the approved maps and layout plan of the commercial buildings must be made available by the Board on the website as well as on the notice board of the office and at the site to the access of the general public.”

It is pertinent to mention that Cantonment Board Rawalpindi, in compliance of the above mentioned order of the Commission has shared the all approved maps of the commercial buildings situated in their jurisdiction of the website.

Appeal is allowed. Secretary (CDA Board), Capital Development Authority is directed to provide requested information to the Appellant, at the earliest but not later than 7 working days of the receipt of this Order.

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Order on Appeal No E328-09/2022 Sajid Ur Rahman Vs Printing Corporation of Pakistan

The appellant requested to provide Gazette Notification No. F 1(2)/2022-Estt-II dated the 23rd February, 2022 issued by the Election Commission of Pakistan addressed to the Manager, Printing Corporation of Pakistan Press Islamabad in terms of Article 19(a) of the Constitution of Islamic Republic of Pakistan read with Section 3, 11 and 14 of the Right of Access to Information Act, 2017. For facility of reference, a copy of the said notification is enclosed herewith.

The Respondent has provided the requested document to the appellant, the appeal is disposed of.

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Order on Appeal No 2025-06/202 Raza Ahmed Khan Vs Comsats University, Islamabad

The appellant has requested copy of agreement with legal counsel(s) and amount of legal expenses including lawyer(s) fees paid backed by copies of payment vouchers in Islamabad High Court W.P. No. 2631/2020.

The Respondent has provided the complete requested information to the appellant during the hearing held on October 28, 2022. However, the Respondent is also bound to fulfill its duties mentioned in Section 5 and Section 9 of the Act.

The appeal is disposed of to the extent of the provision of the information to the appellant.

Rector, Comsats University, Islamabad 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’. This template 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 within 30 days of the receipt of this Order.

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Order on Appeal No 2097-07/22 Zahid Bashir Vs Islamabad Boy Scouts Association

In the instant appeal, the citizen has requested the record of the recruitment in Islamabad Boys Scouts Association. The Respondent instead of addressing the information request of the Appellant in its response dated August 26, 2022 has raised objections on his membership. Moreover, if any Writ Petition filed by the appellant is pending before any court against the Respondent, it does not bar him from exercising his fundamental right of Access to Information.

Appeal is allowed. Secretary, Islamabad Boy Scouts Associations is directed to provide complete information mentioned in para 2 of this Order to the Appellant, at the earliest but not later than 7 working days of the receipt of this Order, with intimation to this office.

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Order on Appeal No 1932-05/22 Muhammad Iqbal Khan Vs Ministry of Information and Broadcasting

The citizen has requested the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting for the policy of former Prime Minister Imran Khan on granting media houses’ request for one-on-one interview?

The appellant also sought information how many interviews former Prime Minister Imran Khan gave to national newspapers, television channels and M radio stations?

The public body has provided the requested information pertaining to the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting. The appeal is disposed of.

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