Taking exception to non-registered fuel stations, Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry Wednesday said that those who never paid taxes are placing the burden of taxes on people.

The chief justice observed that 90 percent of petrol pumps were non-registered and yet they had started receiving sales tax.

The remarks came during the hearing of a case pertaining to petroleum prices. He questioned as to whether the FBR knew number of its sales inspectors and their work. He said violators of law were placing burden on people.

He remarked that only the parliament was authorized to impose taxes. The CJ added that the Finance Bill was being debated in the parliament while executive orders were being used for what was happening.