President: (Govt takes steps to ensure speedy justice: President)

ISLAMABAD: President Mamnoon Hussain has said that the government has taken fresh steps to ensure speedy and inexpensive justice to the people.

He was addressing the inaugural ceremony of the two-day Asian Ombudsman Association conference here on Tuesday. He said the federal advisory committee is paying special attention to the timely resolution of problems faced by the overseas Pakistanis and the retired public servants.

The President said the National Commission for Children has also been established in order to secure the future of the nation. He called for close cooperation amongst the Asian Ombudsman offices to firm up proposals to ensure easier and effective redressal of public grievances.

Speaking on the occasion, Federal Ombudsman Salman Farouqi highlighted the performance of the Ombudsman. He said during his short tenure, the federal ombudsman has disposed of two hundred thousand complaints.

The two-day conference is being attended by delegates from different Asian countries including China, Iran, Indonesia, Malaysia, Japan, Korea, Thailand, Tatarstan, Hong Kong, Timor Leste, Vietnam, Macau, Sri Lanka, Jordan, Turkey, Bahrain and Azerbaijan.