PESHAWAR - The provincial Cabinet of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa on Tuesday approved "Right to Information Bill" to guarantee people's access to information and promote transparency in affairs of the government.

The meeting of the provincial cabinet was held here with Chief Minister Pervez Khattak in the chair.

Briefing media regarding decisions taken during the meeting, the spokesman of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government, Shaukat Ali Yusufzai said that initially the law would be implemented in shape of the promulgation of an ordinance and later it would be given legislative cover.

Under the proposed law, all matters of the government would be displayed on the official website of the provincial government and in case of seeking any information anybody would submit an application.

In this connection, he said that the provincial government has also planned the constitution of an Accountability Commission, which will take action against the officials declining such application. The matter, he said would help improve the performance and guarantee transparency.

The Cabinet,he said has also decided that all auctions of the Local Government would be made in the presence of media.

Otherwise,it would be considered cancelled.

For fulfilling of the election commitment of the introduction of unified education system,the spokesman said that the implementation would start from the upcoming new academic year from class-I.

He said that the provincial government has also decided tightening the security of mosques during Ramazan, particularly at Taraveh time. He said that beside security of mosques a traffic plan for the month would also be prepared.

He said that the provincial Cabinet has also approved the distribution of free lunch boxes among all patients and their attendants in all public sector hospitals of the province.

Under the scheme, he said 12,000 people would be provided free Iftar dinner in hospitals.

The Cabinet has also decided resolution of the traffic problems in the provincial metropolis and establishment of Traffic Wardens on the pattern of Motorway Police to bring improvement in traffic system. He said that now no traffic police cop would check vehicle in the mid of the road except those who would break the law.

He said that the provincial government will guarantee the provision of quality food items during the month of Ramazan and consecutive monitoring of the prices of essential items would be carried out.

Similarly, he said that the City would also be cleared of encroachments. He said that in this connection, all members of the Provincial Assembly have been directed to avoid putting pressure and making interference in this regard.

The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government had stated some days back to table Right to Information Bill in the provincial assembly, stating the bill would enable all the quarters conerned develop coordination.