Former Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan has warned that if farmers’ concerns are not addressed, the Islamic country could suffer food crisis. He made the statements during an Islamabad farmers’ gathering. “There is a threat to each and every one of us. If farmers’ conditions are not given special attention, Pakistan may face food security issues in the future “He said something like this at the ceremony, according to Dawn.
In the midst of the recent Ukraine-Russia crisis, which has impacted wheat supplies and prices, he said food insecurity is a larger issue that is not restricted to Pakistan. “People are concerned that famines will occur as a result of the war’s impact on wheat supply,” he added.
The Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf leader, whose administration was deposed in April after losing a trust vote, also addressed a number of issues facing the country’s farmers. One of them was rising input costs in the face of recent increases in gasoline and power prices.
He also slammed the present government of Shehbaz Sharif’s economic performance, claiming that inflation has risen since his administration entered office.
Inflation and corruption are two of the many causes contributing to the country’s food insecurity. The rise in food costs in Pakistan, combined with a drop in income, has left many Pakistanis food insecure.
According to the World Food Programme (WFP), the most significant barrier to getting a nutritious diet is affordability, which a big portion of the population cannot afford, as stated by IFFRAS. According to the World Food Programme, 43% of Pakistanis are food insecure, whereas 18% are food insecure.
According to a report by the International Forum for Human Rights and Security,
In Pakistan, thoughtless planning and misuse of agricultural resources has resulted in an acute food crisis, with a major section of the population enduring famine in rural regions, according to an IFFRAS report.