No threat to food security, shortage of wheat: Ministry

Ministry of National Food Security and Research has said there is no threat of food security or shortage of wheat in the country.

In a statement issued by ministry of agriculture, said prevailing situation does not give any indication of any shortage in wheat production.

It said all the speculations about paucity of wheat are wrong. The ministry is in constant contact with provincial agriculture department for update on loss caused to crops in recent rains and affected villages.

The loss caused to crops of wheat, maize and grain is of medium nature.

The statement said that minister for national food security and research Mehboob Sultan is himself monitoring the situation and he is visiting the affected villages of Punjab and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. The ministry is also obtaining data from other provinces.

Source: Radio Pakistan

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