Scenes of desperation in Baluchistan as people pursue truck for flour


Residents of Pakistan’s Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Balochistan provinces were seen on a video frantically chasing after a truck carrying wheat flour, as the country grapples with a severe economic crisis and widespread shortages of basic goods.

desperation in Baluchistan for flour

In the footage, an elderly man can be heard protesting on the road, pleading with the truck driver, “If you can’t offer flour, run the car over me.” The man’s desperation is a reflection of the dire circumstances faced by many in Pakistan, as the country struggles with an energy crisis, high inflation, and rising fuel prices.

Pakistan’s foreign reserves have dwindled to just $8 billion, raising concerns about the country’s ability to service its debts. This economic turmoil has resulted in widespread hardship for the people of Pakistan, with long lines forming at stores and shortages of essential goods becoming increasingly common.

The video from Quetta serves as a disturbing reminder of the human cost of Pakistan’s economic crisis, as people are driven to desperation in their search for basic necessities. It is clear that urgent action is needed to address the root causes of this crisis and provide relief for the suffering of the Pakistani people.

The true crisis lies in the skyrocketing prices of goods – a kilogram of flour costs around Rs. 140, chicken meat is selling at over Rs. 800, while sugar, rice, pulses, ghee, and oil are all priced at over Rs. 400.

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