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8,000 flour bags stolen during Ramzan amid severe economic crisis in Pakistan, four government officials booked

Pakistan has been facing severe economic crisis and various places in Pakistan are having wheat flour shortage such that government is providing subsidised flour to poor.

Flour being sold in ‘black market’ as Pakistan’s Punjab govt stops subsidy during Ramzan amid severe economic crisis

After stopping the selling of subsidised flour, the Punjab government increased the rate of those subsidized bags of a 10-kilogram from Rs 648 to Rs 1150. 

Flour distribution related violence leaves five injured in Pakistan’s Punjab

In Shorkot, there was a heavy rush of free flour seekers located at the Government Elementary School in Shorkot Cantt. The scuffle occurred between policemen and the people, leading to a stampede-like situation.

Free flour quota in Pakistan’s Dera Ghazi Khan division insufficient to meet demands

In one place where the demands are not met, in other places, there rush of people at the centres that are leading to stampedes and ultimately death of people. 

Pakistan: Stampede during free flour distribution leaves 11 people dead in Punjab

Police have been accused of spreading mayhem at the centres by manhandling and baton-charging people who were waiting in long queues, according to reports in Pakistani media.

Pakistan: More clashes, injuries and deaths in the month of Ramzan amidst severe food crisis in the country

Protests and brawls against the scarce supply of free wheat flour on Tuesday were witnessed at various places in Peshawar.

Pakistan economic crisis: Ramzan flour bag distribution leads to stampede

People are forced to risk their lives to gain something as basic as wheat, which should be guaranteed by the government. 

Pakistan: Stampede breaks out in Swabi during distribution of subsidised wheat flour

Riaz Khan said people queued up for flour outside the THQ offices and a stampede occurred when they jumped the queue. He said many people attempted to get more flour.

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