Increase in sales tax led to bigger food price hike: Chief justice

Says why would people look up to the parliament if the rulers kept imposing taxes on them.

Web Desk June 20, 2013
Chief Justice Iftikhar Chaudhry PHOTO: REUTERS

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.


AliKuliKhan | 9 years ago | Reply

The parliament should also devise stricter criteria for selection of judges to the higher courts. Among the government servants the judges are probably the most poorly qualified. The bureaucrats on the other hand, when they reach grade 22 would have at least attended the staff college if not a foreign university.

AliKuliKhan | 9 years ago | Reply

Despite the unrelenting bashing in the social media, the CJP insists on playing the role of a politician from the opposition. The elected parliament needs to seriously look at the powers bestowed upon the judges in the constitution. They are payed servants of the state which is supposed to be run by the elected members of the parliament.

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