Pakistan is currently struggling with the worst economic crisis, which has been systematically worsening throughout the last few months. The country’s government has been dealing with the issue effectively, especially since the situation has declined further in the past few weeks. Pakistan is a dominantly Islamic nation observing the holy month of Ramadan.
In such a situation, the country’s people can not afford to put meals on their tables due to skyrocketing prices and inflation. The government is arranging flour distribution in different areas of the country. The most recent edition of the wheat flour distribution erupted in chaos on Saturday during a distribution drive in Peshawar, where the police fired shells of tear gas at the people gathered outside the distribution centre.
The state authorities at Peshawar stationed police officials outside the distribution centre to contain the crowds. The crowds, however, retaliated against the police’s actions by pelting stones at them for obstructing their entrance to the distribution centre.
The state government hosted free wheat distribution at the Hayatabad Township Sports Stadium. While several similar government initiatives resulted in accidents, stampedes and fatalities, the incident on Saturday remained free of any mishappenings. Meanwhile, it is worth noting that the officials of the police force interacted with the media, informing them of the specifics of the incident.
They informed the people that the state administration used the volunteers from the police and civil defence to contain the crowds that had gathered at the stadium. The official also informed the people and the media that the stones pelted by the gathered crowd resulted in the window panes of the building getting smashed and broken.
Meanwhile, the police authorities have not taken any action against the perpetrators of the chaotic incident. Meanwhile, the people of Pakistan are struggling with a severe shortage of wheat and other necessary commodities. During another recent distribution camp in Karachi, twelve people died, including nine women and three children. Another six people passed out during the chaos.