Elderly woman loses life in struggle for free flour

KHANEWAL: (HRNW) A woman died on the way to her home after availing free flour bag in Jehanian, Khanewal — the latest incident wherein a person lost their life as they tried to secure the commodity.

The government has established flour distribution centres in several districts to provide the commodity free of cost to people during Ramadan as inflation has skyrocketed to a historic high.

But these distribution centres have witnessed mismanagement as long queues line up with people eager to get the essential commodity for free. At some centres, even violence and theft took place.

According to Rescue 1122, the old woman, Rasheeda Bibi, was heading to her home after getting a free flour bag when all of a sudden she became unconscious due to low blood pressure.

She was taken to the tehsil headquarters hospital where she breathed her last.

However, according to the district administration, there was a smooth supply of flour bags at 22 centres, established across the district to facilitate the deserving people.