The Pakistan Information Commission (PIC) has directed the secretary cabinet to release the list of all the gifts received by all the prime ministers (PMs) and presidents of Pakistan since 1947. In addition, it has directed the secretary cabinet to provide the details of the amount at which the presidents and PMs had purchased those state gifts.

The PIC took the decision at the request of lawyer Abuzar Salman Khan Niazi.

In a tweet, Abuzar Niazi termed the decision as a “victory”.

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Talking to The Current, Abuzar said, “It is is a landmark decision by the Information Commission of Pakistan. A right step towards transparency and accountability. Freedom of information is a fundamental right protected under Art 19 A of the Constitution. People have the right to know everything which is of public importance.”