Government is custodian of the information and citizens have the right to access information held by government departments to ensure judicious use of public resources. Every year on 28th September, Right to Know day is celebrated throughout the world to highlight citizen’s right to information held by the governments.
Centre for Peace and Development Initiatives celebrated the day by organizing awareness raising walk that started from National Press Club, the walk participants went to Super Market and the walk culminated from where it started, National Press Club. The walk participants demanded the repeal of existing Freedom of Information Ordinance 2002 and its replicas in Balochistan and Sindh and demanded the federal and provincial governments to enact effective right to information laws as have been enacted by Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Punjab. Centre for Peace and Development Initiatives, (CPDI) organized similar awareness raising walks about right to information in Peshawar, Rawalpindi, Lahore, Sargodha, Jhang, Liyya, Multan, Lodharawn and Bahawalpur.