ISLAMABAD: Increase in General Sales Tax (GST) had led to rise in the prices of food items, Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry observed on Thursday.
According to a Geo News report, the chief justice made this observation while hearing a case against the increase in general sales tax and petroleum prices.
The case is being heard by a three-judge bench, headed by the chief justice.
The chief justice said that one percent increase in the sales tax caused 15% surge in the prices.
He further questioned why would people look up to the parliament if the rulers kept imposing taxes on them.
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