There has been a shortage of food in Pakistan, which is facing the crisis of floods. Major parts of provinces like Sindh, Balochistan and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa have been submerged due to floods and it may take 3 to 6 months for the water to recede. Due to this flood, a large part of the fertile land has also been submerged, which can also cause problems in the production of food grains. At present, food, tents and other things are being provided to the people by the authorities. But this too is falling short and Pakistan has sought help from countries around the world and the United Nations. Pakistan PM Shahbaz Sharif held talks with Turkish President Richep Tayyip Erdogan on Sunday night.
During this, he thanked the President of Turkey for his help and said that because of you we have been able to overcome the food crisis. He said that Turkey has sent food, tents and medicine from 12 military aircraft. Apart from this, goods have also been sent through 4 trains and trucks. The International Rescue Committee said that 3.6 million acres of crop sown across Pakistan have been destroyed due to the floods. According to a statement issued by the Pakistan government, Shahbaz Sharif told Ardoan how the rescue operation was going. Along with this, he demanded from Turkey to help in dealing with the food crisis.
Due to the floods in Pakistan, 6 lakh 60 thousand women and children have become homeless, who have been kept in relief camps. At present, help is being provided by the military, UN agencies and local authorities in Pakistan. Pakistan mainly depends on agriculture and sometimes exports to some other countries including Afghanistan. Now he himself is talking to import wheat and vegetables from other countries. The prices of vegetables and food grains have already started increasing in Pakistan. This crisis is likely to increase further in the coming days.
Let us tell you that only last week, the government of Pakistan had told that one-third of the country is submerged in floods. Agriculture has also been affected due to floods in large parts of Sindh and East Punjab. These areas are known as the food basket of Pakistan. In such a situation, the flood has created an opposite situation here. It is estimated that the damage caused by the floods in Pakistan is $10 billion. However, authorities say that this is only a preliminary estimate. The damage can be much more than that. Because of this, Pakistan and the UN have appealed to countries around the world for help.
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