‘Resisting oppression, injustices a perquisite for national progress’

 

STAFF REPORT

ISLAMABAD

President Dr Arif Alvi Thursday mentioned that solely these nations may obtain success, which stood in opposition to the oppression and injustices within the society, significantly in opposition to their destitute folks.

Addressing a public consciousness seminar and launching ceremony of recent web site and cellular utility of Federal Ombudsman right here on the Aiwan-e-Sadr, the president urged the folks and media to spotlight the optimistic picture of the nation as a substitute of demeaning and degrading it.

Talking excessive of the efficiency of the Federal Ombudsman, the president mentioned the disposal of 99 per cent instances inside 60 days interval was a exceptional achievement. The implementation ratio of 95 per cent of Federal Ombudsman’s selections was additionally laudable.

He advised the viewers that lower than one per cent of the representations had been made to the president in opposition to the Ombudsman’s selections which he disposed of inside a day.

The president who earlier launched an interactive and mobile-friendly model of the Ombudsman’s web site and a cellular utility to reinforce its outreach, mentioned the variety of candidates may contact even 1,000,000 mark in the event that they had been made conscious of the functioning of the workplace.

He mentioned the justice was basic proper of the folks and suggested the Ombudsman to make use of the instruments of digital, print and social media to reinforce their outreach and spotlight their selections.

He mentioned amid a brand new phenomenon of faux information, there was a necessity for utilizing the medium for optimistic good points. He mentioned in coordination with Pakistan Digital Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA), the presidency would encourage the tv channels dedicating their most airtime for social messaging.

In his welcome tackle, Federal Ombudsman Syed Tahir Shahbaz mentioned the present 12 months could be noticed for public consciousness. He mentioned Wafaqi Mohtasib obtained above 70,000 complaints throughout 12 months 2018 in opposition to varied companies.

Twelve regional places of work additionally carried out to deal with public complaints at their places of work in addition to visiting completely different districts and tehsils, he added.

He mentioned a media strategic group had been fashioned to spotlight the achievements of the Mohtasib. He mentioned the brand new web site and cellular utility would additionally make the submitting and monitoring of the functions simpler.

In a presentation, Senior Advisor Ejaz Ahmed Qureshi mentioned the function of Wafaqi Mohtasib was essential amid the challenges of governance and overburdened courts.

He mentioned the Wafaqi Mohtasib catered to the general public complaints in opposition to any company with even one % share of the federal government that had widened its scope of functioning.

He mentioned as per regulation, the Mohtasib disposed of a case inside 60 days and enchantment inside 45 days. He mentioned below an built-in complaints system, the general public complaints pending with the companies had been robotically transferred to the Ombudsman if it remained unresolved for 30 days.

He additionally apprised the viewers concerning the complete reviews compiled by the Mohtasib on varied topics of public curiosity together with little one abuse, state of prisoners in addition to organising facilitation desk for abroad Pakistanis at airports and launched Rs44 million for destitute prisoners.

In addition to, he mentioned a Nationwide Commissioner for Youngsters had been appointed which might serve to guard youngsters’s rights till a Youngsters Mohtasib was fashioned to deal with the complaints of the kids under 18 years.

Earlier, the president offered shields to the 2 former Federal Ombudsmen Usman Shah and Imtiaz Sahibzada and obtained a memento from Wafaqi Mohtasib Syed Tahir Shahbaz

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