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WORLD NEWS | Pakistan: Political parties hold protests against flour shortage and inflation


Islamabad [Pakistan], Jan. 14 (ANI): Activists from Shiite Ulema Council, Pakistan People’s Party-Shahid Bhutto, Sindh Tarachi Passan and Pakistan’s Justice Movement held separate demonstrations on Friday against Inflation and flour shortages. The demonstration took place outside a local press club in Larkana, according to Dawn newspaper.

Workers from the Shia Ulema Council and the Sindh Tarak Passan Party held a march and demonstration at the press conference. Leaders expressed concern about the persistent flour shortage in the region. The leaders emphasized that the supply of low-priced flour is limited, the supply is limited, and the supply is large.

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Workers from the Shia Ulema Council and the Sindhi Taraqqi Pasand Party called on the government to take action against hoarders who exploit people by selling flour at exorbitant prices, Dawn newspaper reported. They said the decision now needs to be enforced to ensure that the price of flour supply in all stores is kept at Rs 65.

According to news reports, TLP workers led by Sajjad Hussaini marched along the main roads of the city before reaching the Press Club in Jinnahbagh, where they staged a demonstration. Local party leaders have criticized the government for failing to provide people with flour at an affordable price, stressing that people are at the mercy of hoarders and profiteers.

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TLP workers said the government must ensure that low-priced flour is available in all stores and outlets instead of restricting its sales to a specific number of stalls, Dawn reported.

They say the government is the least concerned about the plight of its people, even as residents struggle to make ends meet. They urged the government to ensure the sale of flour at Rs 65 per kg. Activists from the PPP-SB staged a demonstration outside the Press Club and went on a hunger strike to protest the lack of access to flour in the area, according to news reports. They emphasized that at this moment, Pakistan is facing an economic crisis and the people are suffering from profiteers.

A man was killed in a stampede in Pakistan’s Mirpurkhas district on January 7 as people rushed to buy flour at subsidized prices. The incident happened near the commissioner’s office when two vehicles carrying 200 bags were selling flour outside Gulistan-e-Baldia Park, the Tribune reported.

People gathered around the vehicle pushed each other to get the bag, as the mini truck was selling flour sacks of 10 kg each for Rs 65 a kg, the Express Tribune reported. Similar chaotic scenes were seen in other parts of Sindh province, where flour was sold by small trucks or vans.

Two women and a minor girl were injured in a stampede outside a flour mill in the town of Sakrand in Shaheed Benazirabad when they were buying flour at government prices. Wheat and flour prices have soared amid the ongoing crisis in Pakistan.

According to the Tribune, the price of flour in Karachi ranges from Rs 140 to Rs 160 per kg. In Islamabad and Peshawar, a 10-kg bag of flour is sold at Rs 1,500 per kg, while a 20-kg bag is priced at Rs 2,800. (Arnie)

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