President Dr Arif Alvi Saturday said the PTI government since coming into power was constantly striving for improving the public’s confidence in state by adopting austerity measures. To increase the confidence of tax payers, the government focused on justified taxation system, he said while addressing as a chief guest at an awareness seminar for tax payers organized by Federal Tax Ombudsman (FTO) here at Governor House. Appreciating the performance of FTO, the president said disposal of tax related complaint within 50-days period by the tax ombudsman was an appreciable effort. He urged upon the tax-payers to take benefit from the FTO’s swift response. Dr. Arif Alvi said creating awareness among masses regarding institutions that were mandated to provide relief was of utmost importance. “It was suggested that Federal Tax Ombudsman’s decisions taken in favor of tax-payers be advertised however I suggested to ensure printing such news in the press”, the president said. He said each year, number of traders’ delegations met him and assured payment of taxes, however they only demand for easier taxation process. Also present on the occasion, Sindh Governor Imran Ismail said businessmen were the asset of the country. He emphasized upon the FTO to ensure provision of relief to the businessmen. The governor said the humanity was the vision of rulers of ‘Ryasat-e-Madina’ and the incumbent government was also following the same vision of humanity. Federal Tax Ombudsman, Mushtaq Ahmed Sukhera addressing the event said President Dr. Arif Alvi always emphasized upon creating awareness regarding ombudsman institutions among the masses. He said the president directed all the five ombudsman institutions to play efficient role. Sukhera said the FTO particularly focused on implementation of its decisions. He said since Karachi generated 70% of the country’s total revenue, the FTO posted officers of good reputation as Advisers in Karachi to ensure provision of relief to the businessmen of city. Secretary and Adviser (Customs) Dr. Arsalan briefed the participants of seminar about the performance of FTO. Meanwhile, President Dr. Arif Alvi Saturday sought role of parents and teachers in inculcating the ethics and moral values in young generation at school and college level. The president was speaking in a meeting held here with delegation of St. Joseph’s Convent School Karachi, led by School’s Principal Sr. Elizabeth Niamat. Appreciating the services and achievements of the missionary schools since 1862, the president said the building of St. Joseph’s Convent School Karachi would be preserved, which was declared as a national heritage. He said the issues regarding sports ground of the school would be taken up with the Sindh Governor Imran Ismail.