Pakistani floods could further hurt unstable nation as military focuses on aid

The floods have flooded an area approximately the size of Italy, displaced 12 percent of the inhabitants and destroyed billions of dollars worth of communications and crops.

Other than with the administration admittedly overwhelmed and overseas aid only trickling in, the worst may be still to approach, as Pakistan struggles to deal with food shortages, illness outbreaks and a mass relocation of homeless families. All those factors have the possible to further undermine a nation damaged by weak governance and a vicious revolution even before the crisis.

"There are by now signs that people are restive," said Maj. Gen. Athar Abbas, an armed spokesman. "If not addressed, it could balloon and will make a security circumstances in the areas where the management has not taken care of people's needs."

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