The government of Pakistan is battling their worst economic crisis in 2023. The reports have suggested that the country’s debt has doubled yearly for twenty-five years. Meanwhile, the situation worsened during this year’s Ramadan. The government cannot provide the people of its country access to the necessities of life, including food, gas and electricity. Notably, the prices of basic items have skyrocketed, making people struggle to put food in their homes.
The situation is worsening in the month of Ramadan 2023. The people are struggling to afford food and other necessities. Meanwhile, due to the gas shutdown necessitated by the load shedding in Karachi, citizens of the area cannot cook Sehri for their pre-fast meals and iftar. The supplies of Pakodas and samosas, which staple food items in the iftar, also remained uncooked and raw.
Additionally, people in most parts of the country need help planning how to start or break their Ramadan fasts. Talking about the severe shortage of wheat in the country, reports from Pakistan suggest that close to 12 people have died due to a rout. The country’s people caused the stampede during a government-sponsored distribution of wheat bags to the population. Several people present at the distribution in the market area of Charsadda got injured due to the commotion.
The gravity of the situation is apparent in that the stampedes or the related deaths are not new to the people. Yet, they must put their lives in the line of fire to get food and other necessities for their families.
Meanwhile, another proof of the desperation of the sitaution comes to light in story of a family of three, which attempted suicide. The family, consisting of a couple and their two kids took poisonous substance to commit suicide. The family was headed by a man, who was a single earning member of the family. As a result of the attempt, the two year daughter of the family died. The cause of the suicide attempt was the growing inflation and lack of jobs.