In the video, people can be seen running after the vehicle to buy flour. When he comes near, he shows the note and asks for a packet of flour. Sharing the video, Professor Sajjad Raja wrote, “This is not a motorcycle rally, people in Pakistan follow a truck carrying flour hoping to buy a packet of flour. Do we have a future in Pakistan? This video is just a glimpse of what is happening in Pakistan.
Armed guards escort the flour trucks
According to a report in The Express Tribune, the crisis is mainly affecting the lower income group. People stand in long queues for hours. There is a huge shortage of wheat in the retail market. Prices of other food items are also rising in the country. Armed guards escort trucks carrying wheat and flour away from unruly crowds. A Balochistan minister says the food crisis in his province will worsen in the coming weeks as wheat stocks run out in some areas.
Pakistan government buys wheat from Russia
Not just flour, but everything from gas cylinders to household electricity has become the dream of the common man in Pakistan. The public is demanding that the government intervene and control the inflation. Pakistan government is buying wheat from Russia to normalize the situation. Last Tuesday, the first consignment of 35,000 tonnes of wheat arrived in Karachi from Russia. Pakistan faced a severe food crisis following last year’s devastating floods.