Pakistan faces acute food shortage, viral videos show miserable condition of citizens 

The video of the man crying due to the extreme food crisis in Pakistan circulated across the country on Thursday, January 12, 2023. Following an outbreak of an unprecedented food crisis

Pakistan faces acute food shortage, viral videos show miserable condition of citizens 
Pakistan faces acute food shortage, viral videos show miserable condition of citizens 

Pakistan: The video of the man crying due to the extreme food crisis in Pakistan circulated across the country on Thursday, January 12, 2023. Following an outbreak of an unprecedented food crisis, the man made the video while criticizing the administration of the country for the current shortage of wheat and flour. 

He stated that the current crisis is not natural as it was a ‘state-manufactured crisis’. The man in the video asserted that the prevailing crisis could have been prevented with the actions at the right time, but due to the negligence and carelessness of the politicians of Pakistan, the crisis has spread across the country. 

The food shortage has created a vulnerable situation amidst the fragile political situation of the country. The man in the video also asserted that the government had sufficient food, but the leadership get failed to manage the crisis. The entire food in the storage was rotten before they came to senses. 

The social media of Pakistan has been filled with numerous videos showing the pain, anger and grief of the citizens as they accuse the government of making their life miserable. One of these videos showed the cruel fight between the citizens of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province for flour as some armed men distributed wheat packets from mini-trucks.

Pakistan has also reported various incidents of chaos and stampede from other parts of the country. There was a huge surge in the price of wheat in recent days as the 1kg of grain was sold at 160 PKR.

The government of Pakistan has demanded global assistance for rebuilding the economy and overall country as the nation has been reeling under the trail of destruction of massive floods that struck the country last year.

However, around 40 countries and some private players extended their hands of assistance and donated over USD 9 billion at the donor conference organized by Pakistan in collaboration with the United Nations in Geneva.

Earlier, the United Nations Secretary-General, Antonio Guterres, also promised to give 16 billion USD in assistance to rebuild Pakistan, which is still reeling under the trail of destruction left by unprecedented floods last year.