“Pakistan will play its part in averting the emerging food crisis in Afghanistan,” says Fakhar Imam

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan: The World Food Program (WFP) Pakistan Country Director Chris Kaye called on the Federal Minister of National Food Security Syed Fakhar Imam in Islamabad on Thursday.


The meeting was attended by senior officials of the Ministry of National Food Security and Research (MNFSR).

The minister said that the government of Pakistan will provide every support necessary to ensure that a humanitarian food crisis does not arise in Afghanistan.

Syed Fakhar Imam said that the MNFSR is committed to providing support to UN WFP in order to enable it to avert a humanitarian crisis brewing in Afghanistan.

The WFP Pakistan Country Director Chris Kaye said that WFP aims to provide sufficient food nutrition to Afghanistan to ensure a humanitarian crisis does not occur.

Chris Kaye said that the current issue is of time in providing timely food nutrition to the people of Afghanistan and in that regard, Pakistan can be of crucial importance.

Fakhar Imam said that Pakistan will play its part in supporting WFP to uplift the people of Afghanistan from a humanitarian crisis.

The minister said that the population of Afghanistan is approximately 3.9 million and their wheat requirement is 6.8 million tonnes.

Both parties agreed to increase coordination and collaboration in order to effectively address the food shortage issue of Afghanistan.

In the end of the meeting, the federal minister appreciated the quick response of WFP in addressing the food crisis in Afghanistan.

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