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Pakistanis worry about Ramadan celebrations as food prices rise

The ninth month of the Islamic calendar, Ramadan, is observed by most Muslims across the world by abstaining from food and drink from daybreak to dusk.

The breaking of the fast usually means a variety of delicacies specially prepared for the occasion.

But this year the soaring prices of food, as well as frequent power failures, mean that many Pakistanis will find it difficult to enjoy this month in their usual style.

Mehvish Hussain reports.

  • 19 Jul 2012
  • From the section Asia
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