RTI Awareness Session in Renala Khurd, Okara, 20 October 2017

Citizen awareness, their motivation and hurdles they face in obtaining information under the RTI laws determines their tendency to write an RTI application. TI Pakistan in collaboration with Sudhar Development Organization and Anjuman- Mazarian organized an awareness session in Renala Khurd, Okara. The session was attended by social worker, media, representatives of trader association and citizens. TI Pakistan Coordinator Ashfaque Ahmed, gave a short introduction of the law and shared his experiences. A citizen named Mr. Obaidullah Khan brought many RTI applications which he had written to the various government departments. He showed his dissatisfaction on the performance of Punjab RTI Commission that had been unable to play its role in implementing RTI laws in the province. The other participants learned how the law can be used and its importance for social accountability and transparency.

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