Mr. Khalid Mahmood was sworn in as the 5th Ombudsman for the Province of Punjab on 8th December, 2008. Educated at Government College Lahore, he holds Master’s degrees in History and in Political Science. He got a law degrees in History and in Political Science. He got a law degree from the Punjab University, Lahore, and later did his L.L.M. from Harvard Law School, U.S.A.
After qualifying the CSS exam in 1967, Mr. Khalid Mahmood was placed in the Tax Group and retired as a Secretary to the Government of Pakistan 2005. He held a number of important positions in the Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) and other Federal Government agencies including that of Secretary (FBR), Commissioner of Income/Wealth Tax, Member Income Tax Appellate Tribunal, Member Finance, Water and Power Development Authority (WAPDA), Director, Kot Adu Power Company (KAPCO), Director Finance, Oil and Gas Development Company Limited (OGDCL), Director General, Civil Services Academy, Lahore, and Principal, Pakistan Administrative Staff College, Lahore. His last appointment while in Government service was as Chairman, Technical Education and Vocational Training Authority (TEVTA) Punjab. On the basis of his extensive and varied experience, he has a deep understanding of the problems faced by citizens coming in contact with Government agencies.
His keen interest in sports particularly cricket, provided Mr. Khalid Mahmood opportunities to serve Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) in various capacities: Honorary Secretary (1975-1976), Member PCB Council (1988-94), Manager of Pakistan Cricket Team touring England, South Africa and the West Indies (1992-1993) and as Chairman PCB (1998-1999).
Mr. Khalid Mahmood is also a writer and a columnist. His report on “Corporatization and Restructuring of WAPDA” depicts the valuable experience gained by him while serving in WAPDA. Similarly, after visiting England as Manager of Pakistan Cricket Team, his publication “Eye of the Storm” was well received by the general public particularly cricket lovers in Pakistan. He contributed as a series of columns for daily Nawa-i-Waqt, Lahore, in 1997.