Pakistan

Pakistan: Terror and Shortage

It does not look too good for Pakistan right now! While terrorists are busy blowing up people – different ideologies or different political thought..

A suspected Sunni extremist opened fire in a Shiite mosque Thursday and then blew himself up, killing nine people on the eve of a religious festival that has been scarred by sectarian violence in the past.

…. common man can not even find simple wheat flour to eat his/her meal! It is not just a question of just the prices but the Government cannot GET the stuff to the people! These are signs of terrible anarchy to come… as they say in Hindi:

Andher Nagri, Chaupat Raja/ Take ser bhaaji, take ser khaaja!

“We were told there was a bumper crop of wheat this season, but look at us,” says Nawaz, 45, his voice trembling with anger. He waited three hours in a crowd of bearded men wrapped in woolen shawls and burqa-clad women at a Peshawar bazaar, only to have the state-subsidized flour run out before he and 100 others got any. “This is because of mismanagement by the government.”

While terror attacks have left hundreds dead, it is flour shortages and rising food prices that will be the most pressing issues in elections next month in this poor nation of 160 million people.

Food prices jumped by about 14 percent in 2007, on top of double-digit increases for the two previous years. Now Pakistanis wait in long lines at state-subsidized stores to buy flour for the flat bread usually eaten with every meal.

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