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“Authorities shouldn’t burden public,” CJP on POL price hike

ISLAMABAD: The Chief Justice of Pakistan on Thursday expressed his concern over yet another petrol price hike and said “public is already troubled, authorities should not burden them more with surging petrol prices.” Chief Justice Saqib Nisar was heading a three-member bench to hear the suo moto case against increased petroleum prices. As the hearing went underway, the bench asked for the solid reasons responsible for the recent price hike. To which, attorney general informed the court that rupees’ depreciation and…

CJP censures authorities over additional taxes on POL products

KARACHI: “People are sick of heavy taxes being imposed on petroleum products,” Chief Justice reprimanded concerned authorities, on Thursday, while hearing the suo moto case against the imposition of extra taxes on POL products. In Karachi’s registry of Supreme Court, Chief Justice (CJ) Saqib Nisar questioned about the law that determined the price of per liter of petroleum products. “Authorities will be answerable to each tax being levied on POL products,” he stated. Discontent with the briefing given by the deputy…