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No Shortage of Wheat across Pakistan especially flood affected areas, official says 

No Shortage of Wheat across Pakistan especially flood affected areas, official says 

 

 

By Samrina Hamid

 

ISLAMABAD: Pakistani officials on Monday called the rumors of shortage of wheat in the country and said there is no Shortage of Wheat in across Pakistan specially flood affected areas.

 

In a statement, issued by the National Flood Response Coordination Centre, said that an special session at NFRCC was held where Food Secretary National Food Security and Research Mr Zafar Hasan apprised the forum about the availability  and provision of wheat at National level.

 

 

He explained that sufficient stock of wheat and other food items are present for 6 months  consumption and there is no danger of any shortage. However the present stock is more than the quantity of previous years.

 

 The forum was told that certain cartels were creating fake impression of shortage of wheat for vested interests only . 

 

 

“The facts of the matter is 153 days of wheat stock is available and procurement  plans are in place to ensure annual national demand of 30.5 million tons of wheat,” said Hasan.

  

The forum asked all stakeholders to also ensure availability of other critical food items particularly infant food including dry milk and dietary Supplements for women affected by unprecedented floods  particularly in Sindh and Balochistan.

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