|History and Biodata
Access to Information Commission (AIC) which is established under the 2018 Access to Information Law has 5 permanent commissioners, appointed for up to 5 years (as of 20190106):
Mrs. Najiba Maram,
Hamdullah Arbab, Mrs. Zahra Musavi,
Mrs. Fazul Bari Baryali.
Sayed Ikram Afzali, chairperson of the Oversight Commission on Access to Information (OCAI), who formally handed over responsibility to the five newly appointed AIC commissioners, stated that during the last three years (2016-2018) the Commission had organized several awareness campaigns, had held dozens of workshops, facilitated the creation of over 50 Public Information Offices in government agencies in Kabul, had drafted a five-year strategy and had amended the Access to Information Law bringing it up to global standards. The Oversight Commission on Access to Information (OCAI) which was established under the 2014 law had 13 ad-hoc Commissioners.
Integrity Watch Afghanistan (IWA) said the new Access to Information Commission (AIC) worked under government’s influence. (20200206)