PESHAWAR, 21 September: The National Education Council Pakistan has criticised the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Right to Information (RTI) Commission, saying that the institution has lost its credibility among the masses.

Addressing a press conference at Peshawar Press Club on Tuesday, the National Education Council officials alleged that the Peshawar Development Authority (PDA) has illegally allotted plots to private educational institutions in Hayatabad area of Peshawar. They said the PDA and Right to Information Commission officials are not sharing details of land transfers with the Education Council.

The Council Chairman Nazar Hussain said the PDA violated the law and constitution by illegally transferring these plots.

“The CDA allotted 20 kanals land to Iqra University, while the said university was not entitled for such allotment under the law. They also allotted plots to Edwards College and SOS against the law. They have also transferred plots of educational institutions to other people,” Mr Hussain alleged.

He said the RTI Commission failed to provide necessary information to him on the land transfers. He appealed to the KP government and Chief Minister Pervaiz Khattak to make the RTI Commission an effective institution.