May 2, 2005
Banking Mohtasib became functional effective May 2, 2005


In pursuance of Ministry of Finance (Internal Finance wing)’s Notification No.F.1(3)-BKG(R&S)/2003-167 dated March 14, 2013, Mr. Anisul Hassnain has assumed charge of the Office of Banking Mohtasib (Ombudsman) on Monday, the March 18, 2013.

Earlier, he was administered Oath of Office of the Banking Ombudsman by the President of Islamic Republic of Pakistan on March 14, 2013. Mr. Hassnain is the first Banking Mohtasib who has been administered Oath of Office under the newly promulgated Federal Ombudsmen Institutional Reforms Act, 2013.

Mr. Anisul Hassnain brings with him a rich experience of having served the Federal Government for more than 36 years in various Ministries and Departments, namely Commerce, Investment, National Harmony, Sports, Inter Provincial Coordination Divisions, and Federal Board of Revenue (FBR). His judicial experience comprises serving, among other things, as Commissioner (Appeals) and Member, Income Tax Appellate Tribunal.

International Ombudsman Institute (IOI) membership

Banking Mohtasib Pakistan has recently been accepted as member of the International Ombudsman Institute (IOI). The membership was extended at the Institute’s Board of Directors meeting held in September 2013 in New York City, USA. Banking Mohtasib Pakistan is already a member of Asian Ombudsman Association (AOA). The IOI, established in 1978, is the only global organization with a membership of more than 150 ombudsman institutions. In addition to its periodic conferences, the IOI fosters regional and international information exchange and trainings to the staff of its member ombudsman institutions.

Annual Report 2016
Banking Mohtasib Pakistan Annual Report 2016 available on this website.