The Forum of Pakistan Ombudsman (FPO) was established on April 16, 2011 as a non-governmental, apolitical, independent and professional forum for Ombudsmen in Pakistan. The Forum was established keeping in view the need to improve coordination, promote capacity building and provide quality services for the common man. The idea to set up the FPO was discussed during the informal meeting of the Ombudsmen of Pakistan in April 2011 and a consensus was emerged for the creation of a platform that would enable effective interaction between Ombudsmen within Pakistan and at the same time make it possible for them to reach out to Ombudsmen in foreign jurisdictions outside Pakistan.
Mr. Abdur Rauf Chaudhry, Federal Tax Ombudsman is the President of the Forum. The Forum currently has 12 members and is governed by a four member Board.
The forum is a professional, autonomous and non-political network of Ombudsmen in Pakistan that seeks to achieve the following aims:
Support Ombudsmen and their organizations in improving their operations, service delivery and overall effectiveness.
Promote education and scientific research.
Implement training programs to enhance capacity of Ombudsman personnel.
Establish professional linkages internationally.