LAHORE - Secretary General JI Liaquat Baloch has said that a fresh six per cent raise in electricity tariff would cause a steep rise in prices and ruin the national economy. Addressing the JI workers at Mansoora on Monday, he also opposed the imposition of Value Added Tax (VAT) in public interest and demanded annulment of different taxes levied with the utility bills. Liaquat Baloch said that the pay and pensions of government employees should be increased in proportion to the price hike. He pointed out that in the present situation, the JI was the only party playing the role of opposition in the country and voicing the grievances of the masses. He said the present democratic government had completely disappointed the masses as the members of the Senate and the assemblies were serving their own interests at the cost of vital national interests.