Ukraine - Russia war effecting Pakistan now.
War is purely fight of interest , expansion of power , imposing agenda and keeping smaller one in threat to obey and accept the superiority. World war 1 , 11 , conflicts in regions , Kuwait , Sudan are examples of this theory in last decade. One more thing is clear that big bulls choose always third party land to fight. Recent Ukraine - Russia war is latest in the series.
Today's world is global village and connected through Digital media. It is not possible now that war remains into two countries Only. It effects whole region and rest of the world too. So the sounds of bullets can be hear now in Pakistan as well .
Pakistan is huge populated country with 220 millions people. Pakistan was importing wheat , cearles , rubber , mechanical spare parts of reactors. In wheat production we are enough with demand but mismanagement by officials force us to import the wheat.
Pakistan - Ukraine has $1.2 billions mutual trade according to UN COMTRADE report . Pakistan importing goods from Ukraine around 750 million dollars which mainly are wheat and parts of atomic power plants.
We have new crop in march- April every year. This year due to weather conditions suitable the crop went to highest level production. But in December 2021 the short fall of wheat covers by Ukrainian wheat and still the price was 1500 ($8.2) PKR / 40 kg. But this year it went to 2300 ($13.55)PKR/40kg now. And if war continue the price of wheat can touch to 3000 PKR which will be alarming situation.
Pakistan importing 70% of his usage rubber from Ukraine. Local rubber industry has base on this importing. Tyres , tubes , gage and other rubber made particulars has inflation since the war. Imports has been haulted and rubber from Malaysia are costly. The tyre + tube of the bike was 1600 PKR which has been reached to 2800 PKR in just two months.
Ukraine is a good producer of part of reactors , enrichment plants , power generation plant and equipments of different machinery. Pakistan also imports such parts from Ukraine but due to war it is not possible to get these parts.
Pakistan has 8 atomic energy plants from which 5 are working and 3 has been stopped working due to lack of parts. In December Pakistan was in surplus about electricity but now we have almost load shedding for 4-6 hours daily. Plants not working with full capacity so this giving us a painful experience. Another reason in this matter is lack of water in dams and insufficient funds to operate these plants as well. But main reason that not reaching mechanical parts from Ukraine for repairs.
The war may fought between two countries but it's complexity , effects took circled around. Our connection with other world intrupted. We are feeling the heat of war now because the chains getting derail by this war.Russia never wants to occupy Ukraine , He is threating only and it is game of some adventures minds which putting whole region in uncertainty. Neighbors and G8 countries must play their role to bring two countries on table talk to sort out the issues.
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