Supreme Court Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry on today observed that increase in sales tax had led to rise in the rates of food products.
He said this while heading a three-judge bench seized with the hearing of a case relating to increase in general sales tax and oil rates.
The chief justice said that 1 % increase in the GST caused 15 % surge in the rates. He asked as to who’d resort to the parliament if the rulers kept imposing taxes on their own.
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