The cash-strapped nation is on the verge of crumbling as crises proceed to pile up with overseas trade reserves rapidly depleting and an IMF bailout nonetheless eluding the Shehbaz Sharif authorities.
The lack of funds has pressured the nation to implement a number of austerity measures that have taken a toll on the frequent man as inflation has skyrocketed. Petrol and electrical energy costs have been hiked and hundreds of thousands of individuals now depend on authorities handouts for his or her meals.
At least two folks have been killed and 56 others injured in a stamped throughout free flour distribution in Pakistan’s Sahiwal on Wednesday. The incident passed off owing to mismanagement and flawed preparations totally free wheat flour distribution, stated officers.
Two aged ladies and a person died on Tuesday, whereas 60 others suffered accidents in stampedes at free flour centres in 4 districts — Sahiwal, Bahawalpur, Muzaffargarh and Okara — of south Punjab.
The different districts the place deaths have been reported are (*11*), Jehanian and Multan.
Police have been blamed for inflicting mayhem on the centres by manhandling and baton-charging the residents ready in lengthy queues to get free flour.
Security forces additionally resorted to a heavy-handed method following the looting of free flour vans in the Muzaffarghar and Rahim Yar Khan cities.
(With inputs from businesses)