Pakistan: How floods are compounding people′s economic woes | Asia | An in-depth look at news from across the continent | DW

Pakistan has witnessed catastrophic flooding over the past few weeks that affected over 33 million people — some 15% of the nation’s population — and submerged a third of the country.  

The natural disaster has killed over 1,500 people and caused damage worth billions of dollars, compounding the woes of an economy already beset by a raft of problems, ranging from a heavy debt burden and ballooning current account deficit to a tumbling currency and skyrocketing inflation, particularly food prices.

The rains have damaged vast swathes of rich agricultural land and crops.

Parts of Pakistan were cut off from the rest of the country as flooding rendered roads and bridges inaccessible — crucially, this included areas in the nation’s southern breadbasket.

Finance Minister Miftah…

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