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Pakistan wastes food worth $4 billion each year: Report

ISLAMABAD: According to an eye-opening study published on Tuesday, Pakistan wastes $4 billion in food each year.

According to the Ministry of National Food Security and Research, Pakistan wastes 26% of its food production each year. According to the report, Pakistan wastes 19.6 million tonnes of food each year.

The survey also indicated that most food products are discarded because they do not match the requirements of appearance, size, and colour, despite efforts to maintain food security.

According to a Ministry of National Food Security and Research research, the majority of food items are excluded from the supply chain and wasted for a variety of reasons.

Despite being an agricultural country, Pakistan is experiencing a food shortage, particularly following the recent floods and heavy rain.

Previously, Prime Minister (PM) Shehbaz Sharif directed that the Kissan Package be implemented as soon as possible.

In Islamabad, he was presiding over a review conference of the government’s landmark Kissan Package for agricultural growth.

The prime minister stated that food security in Pakistan must be ensured at all costs. He stated that the development of the agriculture sector is the only way to ensure food security in Pakistan.

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