Pakistanis give up street snack as inflation bites

STORY: Location: Karachi, Pakistan

Pakistanis are giving up a popular street food as inflation soars

This flakey fried flatbread is a cheap and tasty snack

Now fans of 'puri' are tightening their belts

Higher prices reflect higher costs for puri makers from wheat flour and oil to electricity

[Mohammad Javed Abbasi// Roadside eatery manager]

“Inflation has definitely caused a difference in our business. It has caused a difference for everyone. The number of our customers has decreased, the amount of people consuming halwa puri is also much fewer.”

Source: Pakistan's statistics bureau

The country's annual consumer price inflation reached 24.9% in July

the highest in 14 years