Let Them Eat Cake

Posted by sepoy on January 14, 2008 · 1 min read

Of course, one needs flour to make cake. The Dictator Formerly Known As The General recently opined that the flour crisis is not real and that the cost of flour in Pakistan is, in fact, cheaper than neighboring countries. Let it be noted that the price of flour in Pakistan is 3 or 4 times the normal rate and that is only if you can find any. The things are so dire that army troops are guarding wheat shipments. I wonder if our informed commentator, Fareed Zakaria, was served cake while having tea with Musharraf.


COMMENTS


Desi Italiana | January 14, 2008

OMG, no flour? How to make rotis? And I am panic-stricken to know whether it's wheat flour and/or gram flour... if it's the latter, how the heck should one make pakoras??? I would like to add, though, that an astrologer in Pakistan predicted long ago that the flour price was going to sky-rocket around this time period. It's due to Shani's position.


The Acorn Anger over wheat flour | January 15, 2008

[...] yesterday, Pakistani paramilitary forces have been assigned new duties (via Chapati Mystery). Troops from the Pakistan Rangers—generally used for various internal [...]


Hassan Abbas | January 15, 2008

I also posted abt the same situation on my Blog. Please check it here


Faisal.K | January 15, 2008

Interesting Blog However Flour is available here.. albeit at the prices u have mentioned... agree on the beloved leader going nuts..


Akbar | January 16, 2008

Re Let them eat cake. Published on Wednesday, January 16, 2008 by CommonDreams.org Skinny Kids: Economic Indicator by Allan Nairn