Memberships

International Ombudsman Institute (IOI)

In 1995, during the meeting of the Board of Directors of International Ombudsman Institute (IOI), it was stressed that Asia should also organize a Regional Body. So in view of China’s support which had already been ensured, the then Wafaqi Mohtasib Ombudsman of Pakistan made a commitment to renew the efforts. Pakistan, in 1996, convened the First Conference of the Asian Ombudsmen and the office holders of Ombudsman like institutions from all over the Continent. The main objectives for hosting the moot in which forty delegates from eighteen countries participated, were the promotion of Ombudsman’s concept and discussion on possibility for setting up of an Asian Ombudsman Association (AOA). Despite the differences of race, religion, culture, forms of governments, pace of development etc. the Conference was crowned with success and the Asian Ombudsman Association (AOA) was unanimously founded on April 16, 1996, in Islamabad, Pakistan. The Ombudsman of Pakistan was elected as its Convener and the Ombudsmen or similar office holders of China, Iran, Hong Kong (China), Korea and Sri Lanka as Members of the Committee. It is a unique honour for Pakistan that the Ombudsman Association was founded in this country. The Headquarters of Association was also decided to be established at Islamabad. It was long overdue that Asian Ombudsmen had organized a permanent structure to deal with the growing crisis of confidence and performance as we reached the threshold of a new political and economic era. The world has moved into the new millennium. Knowing, that the 21st century will see the transfer of resources of Asia and will become century of Asia politically, economically, socially and culturally, the Asian Ombudsman Association shall provide a forum for the moral foundations and protections of a just society in the Region. Mr. Abdur Rashid Khan, Ombudsman Punjab (2004 to 2008) participated in the 9th Asian Ombudsman Association Conference held in Hong Kong from 28.11.2005 to 1.12.2005 and the 10th Conference held in Hanoi Vietnam from 25-28 April, 2007. For further details please visit www.theioi.org

Asian Ombudsman Association (AOA)

In 1995, during the meeting of the Board of Directors of International Ombudsman Institute (IOI), it was stressed that Asia should also organize a Regional Body. So in view of China’s support which had already been ensured, the then Wafaqi Mohtasib Ombudsman of Pakistan made a commitment to renew the efforts. Pakistan, in 1996, convened the First Conference of the Asian Ombudsmen and the office holders of Ombudsman like institutions from all over the Continent. The main objectives for hosting the moot in which forty delegates from eighteen countries participated, were the promotion of Ombudsman’s concept and discussion on possibility for setting up of an Asian Ombudsman Association (AOA).
Despite the differences of race, religion, culture, forms of governments, pace of development etc. the Conference was crowned with success and the Asian Ombudsman Association (AOA) was unanimously founded on April 16, 1996, in Islamabad, Pakistan. The Ombudsman of Pakistan was elected as its Convener and the Ombudsmen or similar office holders of China, Iran, Hong Kong (China), Korea and Sri Lanka as Members of the Committee.
It is a unique honour for Pakistan that the Ombudsman Association was founded in this country. The Headquarters of Association was also decided to be established at Islamabad. It was long overdue that Asian Ombudsmen had organized a permanent structure to deal with the growing crisis of confidence and performance as we reached the threshold of a new political and economic era.  The world has moved into the new millennium. Knowing, that the 21st century will see the transfer of resources of Asia and will become century of Asia politically, economically, socially and culturally, the Asian Ombudsman Association shall provide a forum for the moral foundations and protections of a just society in the Region.
Mr. Abdur Rashid Khan, Ombudsman Punjab (2004 to 2008) participated in the 9th Asian Ombudsman Association Conference held in Hong Kong from 28.11.2005 to 1.12.2005 and the 10th Conference held in Hanoi Vietnam from 25-28 April, 2007.  For further details please visit www.aoa.org.pk

Forum Of Pakistan Ombudsman (FPO)

The Forum of Pakistan Ombudsman (FPO) was established on April 16, 2011 as a non-governmental, apolitical, independent and professional forum for Ombudsmen in Pakistan. The Forum was established keeping in view the need to improve coordination, promote capacity building and provide quality services for the common man.
Mr. Abdur Rauf Chaudhry, Federal Tax Ombudsman is the President of the Forum at present. The Forum currently has 12 members and is governed by a four member Board. Ombudsman Punjab was the founding member of the FPO and remained office bearer as Senior Vice President for one term.