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Pakistan's devastating floods
How will the disaster impact people's faith in the power of their government?
Last Modified: 02 Aug 2010 12:22 GMT

Paksitan has been hit by the worst floods in living memory. An unprecedented 12 inches of rain fell in just 36 hours.

The authorities have said that the worst is over, but the full scale of the devastation has yet to be assesed.

The estimated death toll is edging towards 1,000, with up to one million thought to be affected.
 
But a slow government response to the disaster so far has left a mood of rising anger in Pakistan.

With an estimated one million people crying out for aid and leadership, what are the implications for the country if still more civilians lose faith in the power of their government?
 
Inside Story, with presenter Teymoor Nabili, discusses with Talat Masood, a retired army general, and Imtiaz Alam, the editor of the South Asian Journal.

This episode of Inside Story aired from Sunday, August 1, 2010.

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Al Jazeera
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