Provincial Ombudsman Balochistan

According to a press report published in Dawn Newspaper, the Provincial Ombudsman Balochistan, Mr. Wasey Tareen informed the media earlier this year that 2,050 cases had been disposed of in 2014.

Addressing a press conference, Mr Tareen said about 1,018 applications were received by his office during the year while 2,240 cases were already pending.

Among the cases finalised were regularisation of the service of 76 contract teachers in Qila Abdullah district, ban on fishing in the sea along Sonmiani area of Lasbela district and directing the education authorities to allow the 100 students to appear in practical exam who could not receive their roll number slips.

The ombudsman said his office had decided several other cases pertaining to high fee structures of private schools and private hospitals besides resolving some traffic issues.

Mr Tareen said he along with his team paid surprise visits to the Kidney Centre Quetta, Civil Hospital, schools, health centres and district prisons of Quetta, Pishin and Loralai.

He said several regional offices of Provincial Ombudsman were functioning in Sibi, Nasirabad, Turbat, Loralai, Khuzdar, Hub and Zhob.