It's been only about a few months that the political government has assumed power. In this time period, Pakistan has seen greater instability due to increased virulence of the problems like electricity shortfall, wheat shortage and much else besides. In a recent study conducted by a group of researchers and NGO's in Pakistan, it is reported that current food shortage will affect up to 71.2 million Pakistanis, or 44% of the entire population of the country. The democratically elected government has a lot to address. Political instability and the current judicial crises have taken the center-stage now. All attention of the media is focussed on this crisis. However, as days go by, the problem of food shortage will become the more important issue as it concerns the common man most. It is the issue that needs to be addressed over and above all others. -AMIN SULEIMAN, Rawalpindi, via e-mail, June 3.