Concern expressed over growing food insecurity


Pakistan Business Forum (PBF) says in developing nations like Pakistan, food security is a major concern. With a population of more than 200 million and an annual growth rate of 3%, it ranks sixth in the world.

As a result, demand for food is constantly rising.

PBF Vice President, Jahanara Wattoo said more than 48% of the population of Pakistan is food insecure, according to the World Food Programme. Food insecurity is highest in the former Fata (67.7%), closely followed by Balochistan (61.2%) and Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa (K-P), where it is highest at 56.22%.