Islamabad — The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) government on Wednesday appointed a new chief information commissioner for its Right to Information (RTI) commission.
The post of the chief information commissioner had been vacant since former chief Azmat Hanif Orakzai’s tenure ended in August.
On 1 January, the government notified the appointment of Sajid Khan, a retired bureaucrat, to the post of chief information commissioner.
Mr. Khan retired as a grade-21 official of the Provincial Civil Service Secretariat Group. He had previously served the provincial government in the capacity of Secretary for several important departments including industries.
Mr. Khan will work for the commission for the next three years.
The information commission is required to have three commissioners at any given time. Mr. Khan will join Riaz Khan Daudzai, one of the commissioners.
The strength of the commission is still at two commissioners because the three-year tenure of commissioner Mah Talat also ended in November.
The KP RTI commission is the appellate mechanism under the KP RTI Act 2013 and provides relief to citizens who have received no or unsatisfactory responses to their information requests from government departments.