9th E-News letter December, 2018 2nd issue

 
 
 
 

Forum of Pakistan Ombudsman(FPO) The 20th Meeting of Forum of Pakistan Ombudsman Held on 28 th December, 2018, Islamabad:

The 20th Meeting of Forum of Pakistan Ombudsman (FPO) was held on 28 th December, 2018 at Islamabad Club, Islamabad which was chaired by the President of the Forum, Mr. Mushtaq Ahmad Sukhera, Federal Tax Ombudsman and coordinated by Mr. Abdul Khaliq, Secretary, FPO

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Hong Kong Ombudsman Ms Connie Lau 

CHINA-HONG KONG The Ombudsman of Hong Kong announces two direct investigation reports:

The Ombudsman announces two direct investigations reports on“Social Welfare Department’s Monitoring of Services of Residential Care Homes for the Elderly” and “Government’s Regulation of Proprietary Chinese Medicine”

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IOI New Zealand elected to lead regional group:

New Zealand’s Chief Ombudsman, Peter Boshier, has been elected to an important international role following a meeting last month of some 20 regional ombudsmen. From April next year, Mr Boshier will be the Regional President of IOI’s Australasian and Pacific Ombudsman Region (APOR). He already serves as one of three APOR Board Directors.

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ARMENIA Human Rights Defender recognized for public and transparent work at PR Awards:

On 21 December 2018 the Human Rights Defender received the “State Institution of the Year” award at the Armenian PR Awards in recognition of the instution’s public and transparent work.

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THAILAND Thai Ombudsman and the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications of Japan signed Memorandum of Cooperation:

Signing of Memorandum of Cooperation (MOC) in the field of ombudsmanship between Thai Ombudsman and the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications (MIC) of Japa.”

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Hong Kong Ombudsman Ms Connie Lau 

CHINA-HONG KONG Ms. Connie Lau, The Ombudsman of Hong Kong, presented her annual report at the Legislative Council meeting held on 7 December 2018.:

Ms. Connie Lau, The Ombudsman of Hong Kong, presented her annual report at the Legislative Council meeting held on 7 December 2018.

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 Public Defender Nino Lomjaria

GEORGIA   Public Defender reviews human rights situation in Georgia:

On 7 December 2018, Public Defender Nino Lomjaria held a summarizing press conference and discussed the human rights situation in Georgia in 2018, introduced the statistics of the cases studied by the Public Defender’s Office and outlined main findings.

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PAKISTAN-PROVINCIAL OMBUDSMAN SINDH   Provincial Ombudsman Sindh Mr. Asad Ashraf Malik  met with the Federal Ombudsman Syed Tahir Shahbaz on 6th December, 2018 and discussed  the issues of common interest:

Provincial Ombudsman Sindh Mr. Asad Ashraf Malik  met with the Federal Ombudsman Syed Tahir Shahbaz on  6th December, 2018 and discussed the  issues of mutual interest. A sheild was also presented to Mr. Asad Ashraf Malik,P rovincial Ombudsman Sindh by the Federel Ombudsman, The Secretary, WMS Dr. Jamal Nasir Was also present.

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PAKISTAN-PROVINCIAL OMBUDSMAN BALOCHISTAN Provincial Ombudsman Balochistan. Mr. Abdul Ghani Khilji alongwith his team visited the Federal Ombudsman Secretariat, Islamabad on 3-4th December, 2018 in order to observe complaint handling procedures, investigation and hearing cases:

Mr. Abdul Ghani Khilji, Provincial Ombudman Balochistan along his team visited the Federal Ombudsman Secretariat on 03-4th December, 2018 and met with senior officers of the Secretariat and shared the knowledge of complaint registration/complaint handling and investigation procedures. The provincial Ombudsman was also appraised on Complaint Management Information System of Wafaqi Mohtasib, appraisal and implementation procedures..

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US-Ombudsman Association    USOA’s 40th Annual Conference will be held September 18-20, 2019, at the Hilton Waikiki Beach Hotel in Honolulu, HI. Pre-conference workshops will be offered September 16-17, 2019.:

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KOREA   Korea and Qatar expand partnership to reinforce transparency and integrity measures:

The anti-corruption bodies of Korea and Qatar agreed to share experiences and best practices in developing transparency and integrity assessment tools.

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JAPAN  WHITE PAPER ON LOCAL PUBLIC FINANCE-2018-ILLUSTRATED:

Prefectures and municipalities (cities, towns, and villages) are the central actors in various areas of public services, including school
education, public welfare and health, police and fire services, and public works such as roads and sewage systems, thereby fulfilling a
major role in the lives of the citizens of the nation. This brochure describes the status of local public finance (which comprises collectively
the finances of individual local governments), the state of settlements for FY 2016, and the initiatives of local governments towards sound
public finances (mainly the status of the ratios for measuring their financial soundness), with particular attention given to ordinary accounts
(Public enterprises, such as water supply, transportation, and hospitals are described in the section on Local Public Enterprises).

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INDONESIA   Ombudsman of  Republic of Indonesia Submit LAHP of Forestry Sector to Minister of  Enviroment and Forestry(LHK):

Chairman of the RI Ombudsman Prof. Amzulian Rifai delivered the Final Examination Report (LAHP) related to public complaints in the environmental and forestry sectors. The report was received directly by the Minister of Environment and Forestry (LHK) Siti Nurbaya Bakar at the RI Ombudsman Office, Jakarta, Tuesday (16/10).

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China- Macau The Commission Against Corruption of Macao(CCAC) probes into granting of loans to Viva Macau by Industrial and Commercial Development Fund:

The CCAC, upon receiving the information provided by the Industrial and Commercial Development Fund today, has started the investigation of Viva Macau’s loan case.

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ARMENIA Advisory Council on the Prevention of Torture discussed system of the deprivation of liberty:

Current challenges on guarantying the rights of persons deprived of liberty were discussed during the extended session of the Advisory Council on the Prevention of Torture. Particularly, fundamental issues with regard to the new procedure of the early conditional release were dealt with, such as ensuring the right of access to court.

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ASIAN OMBUDSMAN ASSOCIATION   21th Meeting of Board of Director of AOA was held on 30th October, 2018 in Baku, Republic of Azerbaijan

21st Meeting of the Board of Director of Asian Ombudsman Association was  held in Baku, Republic of Azerbaijan on 30th October, 2018, The meeting was chaired by Syed Tahir Shahbaz, Federal Ombudsman of Pakistan and President of Asian Ombudsman Association.  Mr. Abdul Khaliq, Executive Secretary of the AOA Secretariat, coordinated the meeting. The President, AOA and Executive Secretary of AOA also visited the Milli Majlis Azerbaijan (National Assembly) on Ist November, 2018

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REPUBLIC OF TATARSTAN  The school of legal knowledge on the topic “The rights of conscripts”

Classes of the school of legal knowledge on the topic “The rights of conscripts” took place in Leninogorsk. The Commissioner for Human Rights in the Republic of Tatarstan Sariya Saburskaya introduced the rights of conscripts, where they can go in case of problems, the challenges faced by conscripts and how to solve them.

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JORDON Integrity and Anti-Corruption Commission refers the file of Al-Bashir Hospital to the prosecution:

The Board of the Jordanian Integrity and Anti-Corruption Commission (JIACC) referred to the Public Prosecution the investigation file related to the services of Al-Bashir Hospital, where investigations showed a number of suspicions of corruption and financial, administrative and legal violations involving public money.

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TURKEY The Ombudsman Institution of the Republic of Turkey published its special report on Syrian refugees titled “Syrians in Turkey”:

The Ombudsman Institution of the Republic of Turkey published its special report on Syrian refugees titled “Syrians in Turkey”
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PAKISTAN(FEDERAL OMBUDSMAN OF PAKISTAN)   2nd Issue of News Bulletin have been published by Federal Ombudsman Secretariat, Islamabad :

2nd Issue of News Bulletin have been published by Federal Ombudsman Secretariat, Islamabad. Following News Articles have been included in 2nd Issue of News Bulletin:

  • Ombudsman Recommends Assorted Measures to Overcome Enviremental Pollution in Coastal Area
    Report Presented in the Apex Court.
  • Ombusdman Suggests Measures to Prevent Fire Incidents at Margala Hills
    First report presented before the Honourable Chief Justice, Supreme Court of Pakistan
  • Ombudsman Firm to Protect Prisoners’Rights
    Biometric System for prisoners would be established: Syed Tahir Shahbaz
  • Complaint of an NGO Admitted for Stopping Police Raid on the Street Children of Islamabad
  • Wms Team With The Help Of UNICEF Finalises Report on ‘Kasur Tragedy and Redressal of Systemic Issues’
  • Hon’able President of Pakistan Upheld Almost All The Decisions of The Wafaqi Mohtasib
  • Ombudsman Presents Reprt Before The Apex Court onThe Large Scale Encroachment of Botancial Garden and Unplanned/Unregistered Plaza in Bani Gala
  • PHA Advised to Hand Over Possession of Apartments by End of September, 2018
  • Ombudsman Order CDA for land Acquisition of ‘Park Enclave Project’ at the earlist
    Chairman CDA asked to take disciplinary action against the Officers responsible for delay in the Scheme
  • Receipt and disposal of complaints during the quarter July-September 2018
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HONG KONG  Ms Connie Lau, Ombudsman of Hong Kong and AOA Secretary is retiring from her post of Ombudsman on 31th March, 2019:

As per press release of the Government of Hong Kong Ms. Connie Lau, Ombudsman of Hong Kong is retiring from her post of Ombudsman on 31th March, 2019 due to her personal reasons. The Government of Hong Kong and her colleagues of Asian Ombudsman Association(AOA) have put forth a tribute to her for  her services rendered as Ombudsman as well as the Secretary of AOA.  She conveyed her heartfelt thanks to all members of AOA for posing trust on her as Secretary AOA and honouring her with their appreciating remarks.
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