President Field’s second day in Karachi commenced with him being given two great honours on the occasion of him being the first IOI President to visit Pakistan.
First, the President planted a palm tree in the gardens of the office of the Ombudsman Sindh. Alongside of this tree, Ombudsman Khan planted an identical tree, and a marble plinth memorialises this occasion. Second, President Field and Ombudsman Khan jointly inaugurated the magnificent new library of the Ombudsman Sindh, again with a plaque that records this moment for posterity.
From here, President Field enjoyed a very extensive and highly fruitful bilateral exchange with Ombudsman Khan and his senior Executive, including an extensive question and answer session, as well as a separate meeting with Ombudsman Khan.
“It is a particular honour to be the first IOI President to visit Pakistan. I am indebted to my dear friend and valued colleague, Ombudsman Khan, for so graciously welcoming me to his country; his province and his city” said President Field. “Ombudsman Khan is undertaking simply outstanding work for the people of the Sindh Province, particularly those most in need. He and his staff exemplify the very best of what an Ombudsman’s office can aspire to be. The hospitality and warmth of the people of Pakistan will be a life-long cherished memory for me and the IOI will continue to commit to work for every Ombudsman in every nation”.
Source: The Office of the President of the IOI and Western Australian Ombudsman