President Mamnoon Hussain has urged the Federal Tax Ombudsman to undertake vigorous steps and innovative approaches to ensure providing inexpensive and speedy justice to the taxpayers.

He said this while speaking to Federal Tax Ombudsman Abdur Rauf Chaudhry who called on him in Islamabad on Friday.

Highlighting the critical role of the FTO, the President said that the institution is an important government organization mandated to redress the complaints of maladministration and rectify injustice done to the tax payers by the tax authorities. He appreciated the role of the office of FTO towards resolution of tax payers’ grievances and problems.

The President assured the FTO of every possible support and patronage in efficient and smooth performance of his mandate.

Abdur Rauf Chaudhry briefed the President about Federal Tax Ombudsman, its establishment, charter and functions and the various initiatives being taken by it for speedy disposal of complaints.

He also presented to the President the annual performance report of the Federal Tax Ombudsman for the year 2013.

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