Pakistan presents its perspective on agri, food security at a virtual FAO meet

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Pakistan’s Federal Minister for National Food Security & Research Syed Fakhar Imam presented the country’s perspective on building resilience to crises at a virtual dialogue convened by the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) of the United Nations.

To mitigate the negative impacts of COVID-19 on Pakistan’s economy, the Government of Pakistan has announced economic relief and stimulus package of Rs1.24 trillion as part of its immediate response to the COVID-19 outbreak, which will also contribute to the agriculture sector and agriculture value chains through its linkages with other sectors, the minister said.

It is to be noted that the UN food agency is working closely with the Government of Pakistan in coping with the ongoing pandemic and locust upsurge.