Pakistanis protest fuel shortages, criticize Sharif as they suffer through frigid winter

By Pamela Constable, January 9, 2014

Farish Jan, 70, rises at 4 a.m. each day and squats next to her single-­burner stove in hopes that the gas will come on long enough for her to boil water for tea. If her family is lucky, the fuel pressure will return for an hour in the evening, so Jan and her daughter-in-law can make lentil soup.

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