President calls for provision of free of cost justice at doorstep of common man July 16, 2020

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President calls for provision of free of cost justice at doorstep of common man July 16, 2020

ISLAMABAD-President Dr. Arif Alvi has stressed the need for provision of speedy and free of cost justice at the doorstep of the common man.

He was talking to Federal Ombudsman Syed Tahir Shahbaz in Islamabad on Thursday.

The Federal Ombudsman briefed the President on the performance of his institution.

The Ombudsman said that more than 75,000 cases had been disposed of during 2019 while 97 percent of decisions got implemented.

Syed Tahir Shahbaz said that from January to June 2020, more than 47,000 cases had been registered, which showed 38 percent increase than the previous year.

He said that focus of his office was to improve jail conditions by removing irritants of criminal administration justice system. 

He informed that presence of a Psychiatrist and a Doctor had been insured in every jail of the country. Mentally sick and addict prisoners had been got segregated from other prisoners in all jails.

He also apprised the President of his initiatives taken for the welfare of overseas Pakistanis. 

The President while appreciating the performance and special initiatives of Federal Ombudsman expressed the hope that the Federal Ombudsman will continue his efforts to help the people against administrative injustices.