Sunday, May 07, 2017

Petition filed in IHC under RTI

The News International: Islamabad: Sunday, May 07, 2017.
How many Pakistani civil servants are working in international institutions, what salaries they are getting from these institutions, besides, what Pakistan government is paying them in terms of salaries, official residences and other perks and privileges? This is my right to know under the Right to Information laws, contended a dual national before the IHC. Justice Athar Minallah of IHC will hear in this matter on May 8.
Petitioner Anjum Mubashar Mughal, who is Pakistan and Belgium national, has cited the Federation of Pakistan through secretary Establishment Division as respondents. On February 5, 2017, the petitioner wrote a letter under Article 19-A of the Constitution to the Establishment Division that was not responded.
The petitioner contended that he is aggrieved by the act of respondents permitting Pakistan’s civil servants to join the World Bank, Asian Development Bank, IMF and other international institutions instead of serving in Pakistan because government of Pakistan incurs heavy expenditure on their recruitment and training that are being paid by the people of Pakistan in the form of taxes. He said this is an important matter and respondents are legally bound to provide information like list of Pakistan’s civil servants working in international institutions, Government of Pakistan’s expenses on their recruitment and training and the present remunerations, salaries, allowances and other facilities.