Efforts being made to ensure food security

STAFF REPORT LHR: The government is striving towards ensuring food security for the public as this issue has started haunting Pakistan which could create multiple food shortage problems.

“The government had been introducing comprehensive and inclusive policies to overcome the challenges posed by climate change and food security,” said Parliamentary Secretary for Food Chaudhry Muhammad Asadullah at a recently held meeting in Lahore to discuss the food security issue. The ceremony was organised by Oxfam and the Indus Consortium.

The parliamentary secretary was addressing the inaugural ceremony of Oxfam Pakistans Harvesting Global Food Security and Justice in the Face of Climate Change campaign. He said that the government was also developing institutions to protect the environment and increase agricultural productivity.

He said that addressing food security was the need of hour as it was inextricably linked with the ramifications of climate change as agricultural productivity was dependent on water availability.

On the occasion, MPA Ramesh Singh Arora said that the current generation was to be blamed for the adverse impact of climate change that had jeopardised the future and welfare of future generations.

He said that the government was leaving no stone unturned in remedying the adverse impact of climate change on food production.

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