It is estimated that 40 pc of the cooked food is wasted in Pakistan. According to the former Director General, Pakistan Environment Protection Agency, even more food is wasted than consumed in Ramadan. Wastage in Islam is strictly prohibited.
The wastage of food also causes a host of social and environmental implications including the shortage of food. As a result, the food prices go up to alarming levels which in turn lead to inflation in the country. This food can be given to the needy instead of wasting it. I particularly appeal to media to foster awareness among masses about this.