ISLAMABAD: In a serious choice on proper to info, the federal ombudsman has directed the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) to share particulars of inquiries carried out towards the gamers concerned in match-fixing and betting since 1996.
The choice was introduced on the grievance of a civil society activist Zahid Abdullah, who had alleged failure of the PCB to offer the knowledge sought beneath the Freedom of Info Ordinance 2002.
After failing to get licensed copies of the inquiry studies carried out by the PCB towards the gamers concerned in betting from January 1, 1996, to December 31,2015, Zahid sought intervention of the federal ombudsman for redressal of his grievance.
A discover was issued by the ombudsman to the PCB on June twenty third to seem for a listening to on twenty seventh June 2016. The company (PCB) by way of its letter dated June 24, 2016, argued that the request for such info was an try and malign and harass the PCB. The PCB letter additionally argued that provision of the knowledge will deliver a nasty identify to Pakistan Cricket Internationally. It was additionally said that such info is stored guarded by the Worldwide Cricket Council (ICC). The PCB lawyer Taffazul Haider Rizvi additionally argued that “provision of such protected info will end in embarrassment to some particular person and maligning their status and it’ll additionally end in info which ICC retains guarded.”
“It’s apprehended that if such info is so offered, the identical will end in maligning and so-referred to as public trial of individual named therein. It’s going to, subsequently, serve no good to offer info to the complainant who needs to accumulate it for the obscure function of ‘analysis and advocacy,’” the PCB letter stated.
Listening to was held on June 27 and the PCB’s Supervisor Headquarters Muhammad Waqas Malik represented the company. He reiterated the stance taken within the PCB letter. In response to written choice of the obmbudsman, the PCB consultant was advised that “the stance taken by the board is unusual logic the place PCB is worried about embarrassment of these particular person who, by their misdeed, embarrassed the nation and the nation.”
The company’s consultant was requested to furnish, in writing, that the ICC has prohibited launch of such inquiry reviews and on what floor as Pakistan is a sovereign nation and its regulation prevails in such instances.
“Greater than two weeks have elapsed because the listening to, and the reassurance given by the consultant of the company, no letter of notification from the ICC on the topic has since been offered by the company,” the choice reads.
“From the contents of the grievance, response of the company in addition to the argument put forth through the listening to, it’s evident that the knowledge sought is in public curiosity and isn’t of a delicate or secret nature affecting nationwide safety or overseas relations. The identical could also be offered to the complainant inside two weeks of the issuance of those discovering or causes for not doing so be intimated within the phrases of Article eleven(2) of President’s order number one of 1983,” the choice of the ombudsman says.
Ombudsman asks PCB to share inquiry reviews on match fixers was posted in Nationwide of TheNews Worldwide – https://www.thenews.com.pk on August 04, 2016 and was final up to date on August 04, 2016. This information story is said to Print/139983-Ombudsman-asks-PCB-to-share-inquiry-studies-on-match-fixers/ – breaking information, newest information, pakistan ne. Everlasting hyperlink to the information story “Ombudsman asks PCB to share inquiry stories on match fixers” is https://www.thenews.com.pk/print/139983-Ombudsman-asks-PCB-to-share-inquiry-reviews-on-match-fixers.
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