Karachi (22nd July, 2019): Pakistan is facing a “serious” food security problem despite being self-sufficient in staple production claim President Pakistan Businessmen and Intellectuals Forum (PBIF), President All Karachi Industrial Alliance (AKIA), Senor Vice Chairman of the FPCCI Businessmen Panel and former Provincial Minister, Mian Zahid Hussain.
According to reports of Baaghi TV, despite being self-sufficient in staple production, Pakistan is facing a serious food security problem stated the President of the Pakistan Businessmen and Intellectuals Forum (PBIF) including President AKIA, Senior Vice Chairman of the FPCCI Businessmen Panel and former Provincial Minister, Mian Zahid Hussain.
Pakistan is considered the eight-largest producer of wheat, tenth-largest producer of rice, fifth-largest of sugarcane and fourth-largest of milk, including fruits, vegetables, and meat.
Although agricultural items are exported including the gifting of wheat to international institutes and neighboring countries yet millions are facing food insecurity in Pakistan, he added.
The business leader further stated that Pakistan is the third most water-stressed country. Further, Pakistan is included in the top seven countries that are currently facing hunger.
Moreover, according to a statement issued by the former Minister, an SBP report confirms that approximately 47% of Pakistan’s households are facing food security problems. These statistics have since changed to 60% according to a survey conducted in 2018.
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