12 July 2008

In Pakistan where inflation is running at about 20 per cent, led by fuel and food prices.

Soaring food prices and shortages of staples mean about 77 million people of Pakistan's 160 million population are food insecure, a 28 per cent increase over the past year, according to UN World Food Programme (WFP) estimates.The term food insecure means people are unable to get sufficient nutritious food to meet dietary needs.
While there have not been serious food protests in Pakistan, analysts say there is a danger anger could explode in a society that has already fallen prey to Islamist militants bent on bringing down the government.