The Ombudsman Sindh Mr Asad Ashraf Malik, who is also the President Asia Region of the IOI, welcomed a four member delegation of UN-Women, led by Mr Jamshaid Qazi, Country representative UN-Women Pakistan, on 8 April 2018.
The Ombudsman Sindh briefed the delegation about the working of his Secretariat and said that the basic responsibility of the institution was to check the mal-administration and to ensure redressal of public grievance by providing administrative justice. He also gave an overview of the performance and achievements of the institution and his efforts to mobilize the Government and Civil Society to the problems and issues being faced by the people at grass root level.
The Ombudsman further extended help and cooperation to Un-Women. The delegation discussed the matters of mutual interest including holding of joint seminar with Provincial Ombudsman regarding his role in administration of essential services to survivors of atrocities. It was also decided to launch Joint communication campaign of awareness through Print and Electronic Media
Mr Malik informed the delegation that Sindh Ombudsman has been tackling women related issues on priority and redressing their grievances. A seminar on Honour Killing was aimed at sensitizing the society on this grave issue. It was decided that a 24/7 telephone line for women will be set-up in Ombudsman Office and a women complaint cell/desk would be established at Ombudsman Secretariat, in collaboration with UN-Women.
Source: Office of the Provincial Ombudsman Sindh, Pakistan