President Dr Arif Alvi has said Pakistan must enhance its tax collection and the tax-to-GDP ratio to overcome its perennial financial woes.
He was addressing an awareness seminar about the role of the Federal Tax Ombudsman in Lahore, on Saturday.
The President urged the need to facilitate tax-payers by dispensing speedy and cost-effective justice to aggrieved taxpayers against the maladministration of tax officials.
He said adopting of people-friendly attitude and open-door policy by tax officials would encourage more people to voluntarily become part of the tax-net.
He advised business community to voluntarily comply with the tax regime.
The President said latest IT tools should be adopted to enhance the registration and resolution of tax payers' complaints.