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Protests break out in Pakistan


They have seen their country devastated by disaster. They have lost family, friends and their homes. Now survivors of the Pakistan floods can no longer contain their anger.

In Punjab province hundreds aimed their protests at their government’s response to the tragedy and the lack of vital life saving aid.

“There seems to be no government here since the floods. We lost our children, our livestock, we could hardly save ourselves. Though we have come here but we are getting nothing,” said one protester Mohammad Laiq.

Another demonstrator Naveed said, “We are extremely hungry. Our children are hungry. We have moved to higher ground. Our houses have been destroyed. I just have one piece of clothing which I am wearing at the moment.”

In Sindh province protesters blocked the main road leading to the town of Shikarpur causing a massive traffic jam.

Forecasters predicted a brief respite in the rains, while some water levels have fallen. It is but a glimmer of hope and comes as the United Nations warns six million still need food, shelter, water and medicine.

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