Several injured in stampede over free flour in Mardan.

Multiple people have been injured in a stampede during the free distribution of wheat flour at the Sports Complex in Mardan on Sunday.

According to eyewitnesses, the distribution process was chaotic, with citizens accusing administrative staff of making them wait in queues for hours despite being eligible for the free distribution of flour. The mismanagement led to protests by citizens, who blocked the Nowshehra Road and threw stones at police personnel and the Sports Complex gate.

In response, the police resorted to baton-charge and aerial firing to disperse the crowd, resulting in injuries to many citizens.

This incident comes only five days after the start of the flour distribution campaign, during which incidents of women and elderly citizens getting injured and fainting have widely been reported.

This is not an isolated...

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