Mr. Abdur Rashid Khan was sworn in as the 4th Ombudsman for the Province of Punjab by the Governor on the 17th May, 2004. He holds Master’s degree in English Literature from Government College, Lahore with 1st position in Punjab University. Later, he also got a Law Degree from the Punjab University Law College Lahore. He also has Postgraduate Diploma with distinction in Development Studies from Cambridge University, England.
After completing his education Mr.Abdur Rashid Khan joined the (now defunct) Civil Service of Pakistan and served on various field assignments in Sub Divisions, Districts and Divisions as well as Attached Departments and Autonomous Bodies in top positions. He also held important positions as Secretary to the Government of Punjab in different departments. On his transfer to the Federal Government, he served as Additional Secretary Interior Division and as Secretary to the Government of Pakistan Population Welfare Division. His last appointment while in government service was as Director General, Civil Services Academy, Lahore. He, thus, has vast experience of field and secretariat assignments of both the Provincial as well as the Federal Governments and an in-depth knowledge of the difficulties faced by citizens coming in contact with government agencies.
Mr. Abdur Rashid Khan attended a two week seminar organized in New Delhi by Asian Productivity Organization. He participated in a six week programme on Personnel Management in University of Connecticut Hartford U.S.A. As Federal Secretary Population Welfare he represented Pakistan in the 36th session of United Nations Commission on Population and Development at the United Nations Headquarters New York in April 2003. He led a delegation of the Interior Division to Turkey and also visited Iran and United States as member of high level delegations. He attended the 9th Asian Ombudsman Association meeting in Hong Kong in November, 2005 and also acted as a panelist in one session of the meeting.