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Ejaz Ahmad Qureshi

Wafaqi Mohtasib (Ombudsman) of Pakistan

Mr. Ejaz Ahmad Qureshi took oath of his Office on 27 December 2021 as the 8th regular Wafaqi Mohtasib (Ombudsman) of Pakistan. He holds a Master’s degree in Political Science from University of the Punjab and one in Public Policy & Planning from Pennsylvania State University, USA. He joined Civil Service of Pakistan in 1972 through competitive examination.

He has held prestigious positions both in the Federal and the Provincial governments such as Chief Secretary Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Chief Secretary Sindh and Federal Secretary of the ministries of Railways and the Environment. He remained Provincial Secretary of a number of departments and also served as Additional Chief Secretary (Development), Commissioner, Deputy Commissioner and Assistant Commissioner in various areas. During his service, he has also been the Consul General / Trade Commissioner of Pakistan in Canada and Pakistan’s Permanent Representative to the UN Body, International Civil Aviation Organization. He was awarded ‘Tamgha-i-Eisar’ for his outstanding services in the earthquake of 2005. Before assuming the charge of Wafaqi Mohtasib (Ombudsman), he has served as Senior Advisor to three former ombudsmen; and as the National Commissioner for Children in the Wafaqi Mohtasib Secretariat, Islamabad.

He is also the President of the Asian Ombudsman Association (AOA) and a member each of Forum of Pakistan Ombudsman (FPO), OIC Ombudsman Association (OICOA) and the International Ombudsman Institute (IOI).