to provide for transparency and freedom of information;
(ii) any person acting for and on behalf of requester;
(b) “complaint” means any allegation in writing made by a complainant;
(i) where he is a requester, that access to record has been wrongfully denied to him by a public body;
(ii) where he is a requester, that access to and/or correction of his personal information has been wrongfully denied to him by a public body having the custody or control of the record;
(iii) where is a requester that the information requested by him has been unduly delayed by a public body;
(c) “designated official” means an official of a public body designated under section 10;
(d) “employee”, in relation to a public body, means a person employed in a public body whether permanently or temporary;
(e) “Federal Tax Ombudsman” means Federal Tax Ombudsman under section 3 of the Establishment of the Office of Federal Tax Ombudsman Ordinance, 2000 (XXXV of 2000);
(f) “Mohtasib” means the Wafaqi Mohtasib (Ombudsman) appointed under Article 3 of the Establishment of the office of the Wafaqi Mohtasib (Ombudsman) Order, 1983 (P.O.NO. I of 1983);
(g) “prescribed” means prescribed by rules made under this Ordinance;
(h) “public body” means;
(i) any Ministry, Division or attached department of the Federal Government;
(ii) Secretariat of Majlis-e-Shoora (Parliament)
(iii) any office of any Board, Commission, Council, or other body established by, or under, a Federal law;
(iv) courts and tribunals;
(i) “record” means record in any form, whether printed or in writing and includes any map, diagram, photography, film, microfilm, which is used for official purpose by the public body which holds the record;
(ii) to facilitate and encourage, promptly and at the lowest reasonable cost, the disclosure of information;
6. Computerisation of records.- Each public body shall endeavour within reasonable time and subject to availability of resources that all records covered by the provisions of this Ordinance are computerised and connected through a network all over the country on different system so that authorised access to such records is facilitated.
(c) information regarding grant of licenses, allotments and other benefits and privileges and contract and agreements made by a public body;
(d) final orders and decisions, including decisions relating to members of public; and
(e) any other record which may be notified by the Federal Government as public record ‘for the purposes of this Ordinance,
(c) any intermediary opinion or recommendation;
(d) record of the banking companies and financial institutions relating to the accounts of their customers;
(e) record relating to defence forces, defence installations or connected therewith or ancillary to defence and national security;
(f) record declared as classified by the Federal Government;
(g) record relating to the personal privacy of any individual ;
(h) record of private documents furnished to a public body either on an express or implied condition that information contained in any much documents shall not be disclosed to a third person; and
(i) any other record which the Federal Government may, in public interest, exclude from the purview of this Ordinance.
(b) the applicant has not furnished necessary particulars or has not paid such fee as has been prescribed;
(c) the applicant is not entitled to receive such information;
(d) the required information or, as the case may, be the required record does not constitute a public record under section 7;
(e) the required information or, as the case may be, the required record constitutes -a record which is excluded under section 8;
He shall record his decision in writing and the applicant shall be informed about such decision within twenty-one days of the receipt of the application.
(3) The information from, or the copy of, any public record supplied to the applicant under sub-section (1), shall contain a certificate at the foot thereof that the information is correct or, as the case may be, the copy is a true copy
of such public record, and such certificate shall be dated and signed by the designated official.
(b) an organisation of which only States are members.
(c) reveal the identity of a confidential source of information;
(d) facilitate an escape from legal custody;
(e) harm the security of any property or system, including a building, a vehicle, a computer system or communications system.
of economic management;
the acquisition? or disposal of property or the supply of goods or services, or
Revenue Division, it subordinate departments, offices and agencies with the Federal Tax Ombudsman.
(b) the form of application for obtaining information from, and copies of, the public record; and
(c) the form in which information from public record shall be furnished.