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Pakistan’s Wheat Stocks are Enough to Meet Demand.

Pakistan's wheat stocks are Enough to Meet Demand.

Country wheat stock revealed in high-level food & agriculture meeting.

Ministry of National Food Security and Research Told the Committee that Pakistan’s wheat Stocks are Enough to Meet the Demand Federal Minister for National Food Security and Research Tariq Bashir Cheema presided over the meeting of the Committee on Food, Agriculture, Livestock, and Fisheries.

Pakistan’s Wheat Stocks

The committee received an update on Pakistan’s wheat stock from Zafar Hassan, secretary of the Ministry of National Food Security and Research.

He told the committee that the nation has enough strategic wheat stockpiles and that the public sector’s current reserves are higher than they were a year ago.

Saeed Ahmad, the managing director of Pakistan Agricultural Storage and Services Corporation Ltd. (PASSCO), informed the attendees that the wheat supply in the government warehouses had been harmed by the rain and flooding.

He claimed that the wheat that could be consumed by humans had been effectively sorted from damaged Pakistan’s wheat stock and was now being provided.

Waseem-ul-Hassan, the commissioner for food security, said the forum that by November 10th, subsidized free wheat seeds would be distributed to farmers in flood-affected areas.

The forum was informed that a digital application had been created to send and distribute seeds to the farmers who had been harmed by the floods. The minister praised the effort and suggested using it to give farmers direct assistance in the future.

Animal Diseases

In order to prevent animal diseases and lessen the lack of fodder, the committee members were also instructed in the preparation of an umbrella project for the livestock in the flood-affected areas.

The conference was attended by representatives from the relevant departments as well as the provincial ministers of agriculture, livestock, and fisheries. Gilgit-Baltistan and Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK) were also present (GB).

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