Ghumman v. National Health Services, Regulation and Coordination

Public health organization, Pakistan National Heart Association, through its General Secretary, Sana Ullah Ghumman, filed a complaint in the office of the Federal Ombudsman alleging that the Federal Board of Revenue and the Ministry of Health made inappropriate tax decisions which resulted in a reduction in price for certain tobacco products.  The Ombudsman ruled that the government's departure from established practice amounted to maladministration under Article 2(1)(a) of President Order No. 1 of 1983. The Ombudsman directed the government to either mandatorily comply with Articles 6 and 15 of the FCTC, or intimate reasons for non-compliance under Article 11(2) of the President Order No. 1 of 1983, both within thirty days.

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Sana Ullah Ghumman, General Secretary, Panah Secretariat v. National Health Services, Regulation and Coordination, Complaint No. WMS-HQR/0006322117, Wafaqi Mohtasib (Ombudsman's) Secretariat (2017).

  • Pakistan
  • Sep 23, 2017
  • Wafaqi Mohtasib (Ombudsman's) Secretariat

Parties

Plaintiff Sana Ullah Ghumman

Defendant National Health Services, Regulation and Coordination

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