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PR No.150
“PAKISTAN WILL PLAY ITS PART IN AVERTING THE EMERGING FOOD CRISIS IN AFGHANISTAN”
Islamabad: September 16, 2021

WFP Pakistan Country Director, Chris Kaye called on the Honorable Federal Minister, Syed Fakhar Imam in his office here on Thursday, 16 September 2021. The meeting was attended by senior officials of the MNFS&R. Minister said that the government of Pakistan will provide every support necessary to ensure that a humanitarian food crisis does not arise in Afghanistan. He said that the MNFS&R is committed to providing support to UN World Food Program (WFP) in order to enable it to avert a humanitarian crisis brewing in Afghanistan. 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. He 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 said that Pakistan will play its part in supporting WFP to uplift the people of Afghanistan from a humanitarian crisis. Minister said that the population of Afghanistan is approximately 3.9 Mn and their wheat requirement is 6.8 Mn tonnes. Both parties agreed to increase coordination and collaboration in order to effectively address the food shortage issue of Afghanistan. In the end of meeting Honorable Federal Minister appreciated the quick response of WFP in addressing the food crisis in Afghanistan. The meeting ended with the vote of thanks from Honorable Federal Minister for NFS&R Islamabad.

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