PR No.232 Islamabad

President Mamnoon Hussain has said that the experiment of establishing institutions of Ombudsman for providing speedy and free justice at the doorstep of the people has been successful. The President stated that many new experiments have been made in Pakistan in this regard which aided in resolving public issues adding that Asian countries can benefit from Pakistan’s successful experiments.

The President said this while addressing the Inaugural Session of the 14th Conference of the Asian Ombudsman Association here at the Aiwan-e-Sadr, Islamabad on Tuesday. Federal Ministers, diplomats, Ombudsmen from Asian countries, eminent personalities and senior officials also attended the Conference. On the occasion, the President and Federal Ombudsman addressed the Conference in Urdu language.

The President stated that institution of Ombudsman is not new in Pakistani culture noting that this concept has been present in our society since centuries but when this traditional institution was given a codified shape it produced very good results. The President said that in Pakistan experiment of establishing standing committees for resolution of problems of overseas Pakistanis, people of Fata, retired employees and children has also been successful. The President suggested that Asian countries can achieve beneficial results by taking benefit from Pakistan’s successful experiments.

The President stated that public generally look toward their governments for the resolution of their problems adding that the institution of Ombudsman is very useful in this regard. The President stated that the Conference would provide an opportunity to participants to exchange views and learn from each other’s experiences which would help in further improving the performance.

Federal Ombudsman Salman Faruquiand and Chief Ombudsman of Thailand Professor Siracha Vongsarayankura also addressed the Conference.