Govt says no food shortage expected due to Corona
ISLAMABAD: The Planning Commission on Thursday announced that there would be no food shortage due to Corona virus in the country as sufficient stocks was available to meet the immediate need.
It also vowed to make all efforts to combat and actively coordinate for necessary emergency funding from both the local and international sources to ward off any negative impacts of Corona virus on livelihoods, jobs, especially the industry.
A special inter-ministerial and inter-provincial meeting for assessing the impact of Corona pandemic on Pakistan’s economy was held here under the chairmanship of Deputy Chairman Planning Commission (DCPC) Muhammad Jahanzeb Khan.
Jahanzeb Khan remarked that government was assessing the socio economic impact of Corona virus on the national economy with the aim to undertake timely interventions to safeguard the economy against the impending effects of Corona virus.
Representatives from the Planning Commission, various ministries and provinces including Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK) and Gilgit-Baltistan (GB) participated to assess the expected impact on the national and provincial economies. – APP