President for increased outreach of Federal Ombudsman

He underscores the need for revolutionary changes into the institution of Ombudsman

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ISLAMABAD, President Dr. Arif Alvi Tuesday called for increasing the physical and geographical outreach of the Federal Ombudsman to provide free-of-cost justice to the people of remote areas against administrative injustices.

He underscored the need for revolutionary changes into the institution of Ombudsman through legislation to make it stronger and more effective to dispense speedy justice to the people against the maladministration of government organizations.

The president made these remarks during a briefing on the role of Wafaqi Mohtasib, given by the Federal Ombudsman Ejaz Ahmed Qureshi at the Federal Ombudsman Secretariat.

The meeting was attended by Secretary Wafaqi Mohtasib Ejaz Ahmed Khan, Consultant (Legal Affairs) President’s Secretariat, Justice (retd) Sayed Zahid Hussain, and senior advisors of Wafaqi Mohtasib.

In order to promote good governance, the president underlined the need for increased interaction with those government departments which caused administrative injustices to the people, so that they should further facilitate and provide better service delivery.

Appreciating the performance and role of the ombudsman, the president congratulated him and his team and said the institution was doing splendid work by providing free of cost justice to the aggrieved persons.

He asked the ombudsman to create awareness among people through media to benefit from the services of the institution.

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